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

It’s happened. Your child may still be your child, but they aren’t in diapers anymore. They are individuals now, and they may not like the “right” path of life that so many of us are inclined to follow - you know - go to school, get a job, get married and live happily ever after...
There are numerous challenges and obstacles that you encounter when you make the brave and noble decision to volunteer abroad . Chronologically smack dab in the middle of those concerns is what should you bring on your journey? This can vary immensely depending on the location...
So you’re spending some time studying in Spain while in high school? You’re in for a treat, as your new home is full of geographical, linguistic, and gastronomical diversity. From mountains to beaches, Spanish to Catalán, and seafood to steak, your traveling options in Spain are...
In the world of volunteering, this here is the million-dollar question: do volunteers, coming from abroad to dedicate their time and money toward a worthy cause, actually do good? The question that has sparked impassioned arguments in the New York Times and provocative articles ....
We sat waiting in a surprisingly well-furnished boardroom, nervously laying out our materials, and contemplating how we -- an American girl and a Polish guy -- had landed ourselves in Paraguay to complete an economic report on the country for a British newspaper. In Spanish. Sure...
When I stood in front of a Korean classroom for the first time, it was abundantly clear that I was actually the student, not the 27 kids scrutinizing me from their desks. Even though I was the one fielding the questions - How old are you? How much do you weigh? Are you married?...
Fun Fact that isn’t fun at all: according to Ethnologue , there are currently about 7,105 living languages in the world today with one language dying out every fourteen days. WHAT?! For many who have been versed in only one language in their lives since they were young, learning...
Do you remember what it feels like to be bored? Not just unoccupied, but really, seriously bored -– with nothing to do and nothing to distract you but the thoughts in your own head? Chances are, it’s been a long time since you’ve had to face down the specter of truly having...
We talk a lot about how awesome volunteering abroad is on Go Overseas, but let’s be real for a moment. Not every program works out perfectly, and unfortunately, there can be hitches along the way. So, while looking at reviews (*cough* *cough* on Go Overseas...) or talking to past...

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Elaina Giolando
Go Overseas Writer
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Go Overseas Writer
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