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

For college students, finding and preparing for your dream international volunteer vacation can be an exciting but nerve-wracking time. More students than ever are volunteering abroad, and the good news is, there’s a lot of options and support available! Whether you’ve always...
Here is our first published installment from the archives of email questions we receive daily. The topic is relevant to many students making decisions about where to study abroad. We have changed the names to protect the anonymity of our users. Good afternoon! I am looking at API...
A gap year! A few years ago this phrase was casually thrown around, but now the word's ‘gap year’ seem to be on every young person’s lips. It seems that every time a gap year is mentioned it's met with ideas of beautiful beaches, beautiful people and a wonderful time. But what...
So you’re drawn to volunteering in Cambodia, but you only have a week or two to spare; what next? First, know that you’re in good company; from ancient temples to crowded cities, elephants in lush jungles to researching dolphins from glimmering beaches , teaching children to...
Studying abroad is a huge step in your academic career and also one of the biggest steps you can take outside of your comfort zone. For many students who go abroad, it is the first time they’ve been so far from home, away from their safety net of friends, family, and general...
The phrase “graduate school abroad” might make you want to jump out of your seat with excitement. Grad school, in general, can often seem like a great idea, especially when you’re standing at a crossroads in your life. Throw in the added appeal of studying overseas, and maybe you...
The only thing worse than getting sick is getting sick in a foreign country. You’re far from your family, your bed, and the doctor who’s known you since before you could walk. But the flu or a broken wrist doesn’t have to ruin your time abroad, if you know how to deal with it....
You’re back home - things are different, and it’s hard to readjust. You’re missing your life abroad – the people you met, the food you ate, and the way of life. You may have trouble relating to people at home. It’s possible you’re feeling bored, lost, and confused about your...

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Elaina Giolando
Go Overseas Writer
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Teach Abroad & China Expert
Lauren Salisbury
Go Overseas Writer
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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