Go Overseas Articles

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

Millions of tourists will visit France this year. They will flood Notre Dame and other sites found on postcards and leave with an Eiffel Tower key chain and a few extra pounds from all the lovely food. But you are not a tourist, you are a student in France . You’re about to make...
This past weekend, thousands of American college students tossed up their hats and celebrated the completion of four (or so) years of hard, academic work. Congratulations! To all of you, we hope you had an inspiring commencement speech and a fantastic weekend toasting to the good...
If you want to take a gap year but don't have the funds to sustain yourself backpacking, consider applying for a working holiday visa and taking a job as an au pair abroad. Being an au pair means you provide full-time childcare for a family in exchange for room and board and a...
The short answer? Absolutely not! The longer, more fulfilling answer? Read on... Thumb through any undergraduate catalogue and you’ll soon realize how many programs value internships. Internships are direct experience in fields you wish to work in later on in life (and is...
Amanda looks at the time at the top of her computer screen. 2:52 AM She has a twenty page report on gender studies in modern media due in just five hours and eight minutes, ten pages of which are located somewhere on her computer screen beneath endless windows filled with tabs...
Congratulations! You’ve decided to dedicate your time as a volunteer in Latin America . Volunteering overseas will likely become one of the most influential experiences of your lifetime, especially having chosen this region of the world. Latin America offers a distinctive...
The world outside your door is calling... but its exact directions are a little muffled. It’s an exciting time to be a young person with dreams of seeing the world, as there are now more ways to get abroad than ever before. But more opportunities = tougher choices. Here at Go...
At the beginning of 2012, I moved to Colombia, to start a year as a volunteer teacher with WorldTeach . I’m currently writing this article from my cozy apartment in Bogotá, watching all the poor fools caught in the near-daily rain outside. The sharp math experts out there may...
The United Kingdom continues to be the most popular destination for US students to study abroad year after year (35,000 in 2012) and it’s clear to see why. Their drinking age of 18 years means no lack of partying in university. Universities in the country rank just as high as in...
She’s wearing a skirt that barely covers her and holds her heels in her hand as she stomps into the bar. Flat-footed and zigzagging, she stumbles up to the counter and slams both hands down, pushes her very exposed chest out and proceeds to slur to the bartender that he “like...

Writing Team

Elaina Giolando
Professional Development Expert
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Teach Abroad & China Expert
Lauren Salisbury
Gap Year & Study Abroad Expert
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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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