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Stories, advice, and inspiration to plan your next trip overseas.

Whether you’re in France for a week or a lifetime, you'll be forever changed. You'll never again be satisfied with sub-par bread. You'll find that you love sipping coffee at a café, watching the world go by. However, if you're one of the lucky few who have gotten to attend high...
You have just spent a wonderful summer/semester/year overseas. You made new friends, you discovered new, delicious foods , and you learned about how not to offend people from a different culture. You might have picked up new lingo, slang, or an entirely new language. Your clothes...
In high school, I was a three-season athlete and captain. I dedicated myself to school, but mostly to my teams. I was even awarded the title of the most outstanding senior athlete in my class. It was a dream for me to continue my athletic career in college –- and as I applied to...
Is the price tag of study abroad threatening to keep you from getting your booty overseas for an awesome experience? Fear not, thrifty study abroad dreamer! There are plenty of programs out there that are affordable , especially if you’re willing to be flexible. Still, the...
There are really no words to describe the transformation that takes place while teaching English abroad . Living in a foreign country for an extended period of time is a life changing experience, and no matter where you go or what you wind up doing, you will learn more about...
Life is best lived working. The more work the better. Americans follow this life mantra: We work harder, longer, and with less vacation than nearly all our 1st world peer countries. Sadly, not every country understands the value of a good old fashioned lifetime of uninterrupted...
At Go Overseas, we're huge fans of Moz. We read their articles religiously. We watch their Whiteboard Friday videos every week during our company meeting, eagerly soaking up the knowledge imparted by Rand Fishkin, the Wizard of Moz (his actual title). And if Rand walked into our...
Although volunteering abroad is often misconceived as an activity for the 20-something-recent-college-grad, there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to help about abroad later in life, as a couple, or even -- yes -- as a family. For starters, it actively engages family members...
I had a fourteen-hour layover in Taiwan on my way home. As soon as I stepped off the plane, I found myself a lounge and paid the costly price of admission for a chance at the free wifi and drinks. The chairs were rich leather, and I sunk into one – the first real luxury I had...
A country with over a thousand years of history and many of the most recognizable sites in the world, England is every study abroad student's dream . Despite its size, this small country has had a significant global influence. From impressive contributions to science from the...

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Elaina Giolando
Go Overseas Writer
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Teach Abroad & China Expert
Lauren Salisbury
Go Overseas Writer
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Volunteer Abroad & Middle East Expert
Olivia Christine Perez
Gap Year & Personal Wellness Expert
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Managing Editor at Go Overseas
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Study Abroad & Sustainable Tourism Expert