Go Overseas Articles

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

When I called up STA Travel to book my flights to Ireland in 2003, I had no idea what I was doing. None. My paper tickets arrived in the mail (this was before the days of e-tickets and Kayak) and I stared at them, full of excitement and a tiny bit of dread. Every day, I checked...
A quick Google search will lead you to hundreds of reasons why taking a gap year after high school and before college is a good idea . At the same time, it’s easy to get caught up in the applying-to-college hooplah. So what do you do if you’ve gone over the pros and cons and...
You’ve eaten sushi so many times, it’s practically like you’ve been to Tokyo. All of your Spanish comes from Pitbull songs – and that’s really all the vocabulary you’re ever going to need. You’ve watched most of the 2010 World Cup, which taught you pretty much everything there is...
Why did I want to live in Italy? It’s a country with a history of wonderful food, art and culture. A place where you can eat gelato in a cobbled piazza at midnight, take wine tours and admire ancient ruins -- and where a British girl can get giddy on insane, never-seen-before...
You’ve got your hiking shoes packed, your idealistic world-changing goals in order, and you’re ready to go be the best volunteer the world has ever seen! Except for one small issue: you’ve never actually done anything like this before . Don’t panic just yet, though. There’s a...
You're studying abroad, but aren't quite as excited as you thought you would be. Inside your head, you're thinking: “How could you possibly be upset? You’re on the beaches of Mexico!” “But you just saw one of the seven wonders of the world…talk to me when you have real problems.”...
Teaching abroad is one of the most rewarding jobs out there. But, I only can say this now after having spent a year teaching in the Republic of Georgia -- before that, the idea of teaching abroad seemed scary. It was my first experience teaching and living for an extended time in...
It’s no secret that interning abroad is can benefit you in numerous ways. The experience alone will look great on your resume, and arguably it could be even more awesome than studying abroad! But it’s also no secret that you get what you give when it comes to your time abroad. As...
Congratulations you, you've made an incredible decision not just to travel abroad as an intrepid globetrotter, but to give back along the way by volunteering abroad. But in researching different volunteer programs you notice one commonality: they all expect you to PAY to...
There’s a whole big world out there! Seriously, go check! You back? Was I right? Good! Of course, there are different ways to get out and see the world. Beyond simply your different means of conveyance (plains, trains, and automo-cars), there are different aspirations and...

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Elaina Giolando
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Lauren Salisbury
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Olivia Christine Perez
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