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Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel You've taken a look at our " How to Not Waste Time On Your Gap Year Part 1: Travel Edition ," but you're wondering how to make the most of your gap year should you decide to spend it (or prolonged periods of it) in one location, immersing yourself...
Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel After months, even years, of saving up and several conversations with family and friends to assure them you're not crazy, you've started planning a gap year. Whether it's a year after high school or college, or even a one-year career break, you've...
Chances are that your parents didn’t study abroad when they were in high school, or even during college. The reality is, though, things are a bit different in today’s world of hyper-competitive collegiate admissions and globalized world economies. In 2014, study abroad experience...
As the world’s most populous country, and one that recognizes its rather large footprint in the global economy, China is bursting at the seams with opportunities for ESL teachers . China’s youth are raised with an understanding of the importance of learning English, and it’s a...
I get it. During my five years as a college instructor, I encouraged my (mainly freshman) students to study abroad , regardless of their major. I shared stories of possibilities for my nursing hopefuls and my dedicated future educators, and I particularly enjoyed tackling the...
Do you want to volunteer in China? You’ve come to the right place. Wait, wait, wait – come back here! We didn’t say teach in China . We said volunteer in China . That’s right. There’s a difference, and it’s a big one. Although volunteering to teach English in China is a very...
Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel Considering a summer study abroad program in Spain? South Africa? Short term study abroad programs, typically lasting between 2-8 weeks, offer condensed courses - many of them focusing on culture and language. If you are thinking about...
So you've decided to teach English abroad. You've scoured tons of teach jobs abroad on Go Overseas, and while you were at it, you decided to click through our teaching resources available as well. To be a good teacher, you have to be prepared, right? From your research, you...
If trying to pick up random words by hanging around your local Central American market doesn’t seem to be working fast enough, then it’s time to take charge and learn Spanish abroad. The first language of 20 countries and more than 400 million people around the world, Spanish has...

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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