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Taking a gap year between high school and university, or between university and the “real world” certainly has a lot of appeal. Imagine backpacking through Europe from hostel to hostel. Tiki drinks on the beach in Thailand . Late nights and attractive new friends with funny new...
Thinking about volunteering abroad ? There’s a whole big world out there to explore but before you do, take the time to learn about volunteering abroad as an industry and as an experience. There may be some surprises out there that you didn’t expect… From planning your trip to...
Spanish immersion has been at the forefront of my mind lately, more often than usual (and not just because I’m writing this article!). My five year old niece just started at a dual Spanish immersion school here in Minneapolis this fall, and on her school’s letterhead is ‘building...
I am a self-professed Pinterest nut. I love the site and the ease with which I can track down all the ridiculously awesome recipes that exist on the interwebs. I also love tracking down all the Pinterest fails . But most of all, I love the travel porn. There is something so...
You’re now armed with teach abroad experience and even more curiosity about the world. You have a good grasp of what it takes to be an ESL teacher . You’re comfortable standing in front of the classroom, and you find the challenges both welcome and exciting. The second time...
It wasn't the usual college semester. You made friends from all over the world , traveled to five or six countries, replaced peanut butter with Nutella, saw historical sights that were normally only available to you in a textbook and even fell in love with a boy or girl from...
Congratulations, graduate –- you’ve finished your years of higher education and now you’re ready to dazzle the world with your skills. Maybe you’re also ready to be dazzled by the world, and what better way than to combine your degree with some overseas travel? Working abroad...
More Americans are studying abroad than ever before. At GoOverseas, we believe this is objectively a good thing. But, more and more students are doing so without learning the language of their host region while abroad. One of the most rewarding and enriching experiences a person...
Getting your thoughts together after studying abroad can be a challenge. Mentally, you may still be back on the beaches of southern France, or sitting on an Argentinean balcony with a Spanish novel in your hand. Physically, you’re in the thick of a post-university job hunt. If...

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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Study Abroad & Sustainable Tourism Expert