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We’ve all been there. You’re sick of reading Facebook posts about twenty somethings and recent college grads adventuring around Europe or chilling on the beach in South America. It seems like everyone you know has a profile picture hanging out under the Eiffel Tower or riding an...
Ahhh, Spain. The country of countries. From desert terrain to lush greenery. Five national languages. Flamenco. Tapas. Morcilla. Paella. Vino. Pablo Picasso. The Mediterranean. Each of these aspects (and more!) makes it easy to understand why it’s part of the top study abroad...
When you think of culture, you think of food, language, art, music. But these attributes are just part of what differentiates one country from another. Games, and as an extension, sport, are an important component of this abstract notion. Sports are not only deeply rooted in...
Europe has an allure few other places in the world can claim. With the past and the present blended together brilliantly in magical cities of old bustling with modern commerce, ideas, and movements, it has the power to capture just about anyone's imagination and wanderlust. For...
You want to study abroad in China ! That is certifiedly awesome, and we at GoOverseas are 100% behind you on that mission. But China, like many popular study abroad destinations, is a big place. So, where do you start? Right here, of course. We’ve compiled a list of some of the...
Understandably, not everyone has the flexibility and financial security to spend more than a few weeks volunteering abroad. We have responsibilities to return to and cannot commit for as long as would be ideal -- hence, the growing popularity and availability of short term...
The first step for most students when they decide they might want to study abroad is to stop by their study abroad office and have a sit-down with an advisor. Chances are they’ll ask you the basics -- what are you studying, where would you like to go, how long would you like to...
The first memory I have of the Australian accent, sadly, is from a Fosters commercial . Starting with, "How to speak Australian," a common phrase or term pops up, like locksmith, then a funny video follows of how that term is interpreted in Australia. The truth? Australians don't...
Right around the time of college graduation, when people were signing up for grad school or local internships, I made an announcement: I got a working holiday visa and I’m moving to Europe! Who’s with me?! Now, how many of my friends do you think put up their hands to join me on...

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