Go Overseas Articles

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

Is there anything in the world more confusing to college students and recent grads than business etiquette? Between the unwritten rules of coffee dispersal, break room banter and parking space hierarchy, there is enough to worry about when joining the workforce. But what if your...
Despite some newcomers on the ESL scene, teaching in China remains an incredibly popular destination for ESL teachers looking to teach abroad. However, going to China as an expat and a teacher means taking on more responsibility than you might as a backpacker or tourist just...
Your child is finally ready to leave the nest of the motherland and fly off on an adventure overseas. It’s understandable to be a little anxious or concerned as your child prepares to spend an entire semester a whole continent (or two) away from you. You may even be second...
When I decided to study abroad the fall semester of my junior year, I wasn’t looking for a way to become a better student. If anything, I was looking for a break from the academic rigors of my highly-ranked liberal arts college. A semester in France meant a chance to learn a new...
When hearing about studying abroad for the first time, most students think of strolling the streets of London and taking pictures in red phone booths, sitting under the Eiffel Tower with a picnic of wine, cheese, and baguettes in Paris, or sipping a perfectly foamed cappuccino at...
Spain . The name alone conjures up a soundtrack of flamenco music and thundering hooves (or is that just me?). This country has been a European drawcard for years, but it’s not just for tourists or students who want to improve their Spanish. Work experience on a global level can...
Studying abroad in Spain is an amazing experience and one that students should truly appreciate and make the most of. After all, it is an opportunity for students to not just learn about Spain, its culture and language in-depth but also to grow as a person in ways they may have...
I remember when I first moved to Asia for an internship . I hated it. I found myself in a dreary little apartment in Manila, where the lack of hot water was only a slight relief for the lack of air conditioning. I would go to a café around the corner to do work, but every once in...
How will you volunteer abroad? // Photo Credit: Sally Bull If you've taken a moment to peruse Go Overseas, you may have been surprised at the sheer number of volunteer opportunities there are out there. From Baja to Bali and everywhere in between, the options seem endless and...
Saudi Arabia might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of teaching English abroad, but there are several reasons that you should put it on your list of destinations to consider. High salaries and comprehensive benefits make this center of culture and religion...

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Elaina Giolando
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Lauren Salisbury
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