Go Overseas Articles

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

Well hello there, global-minded volunteer! It’s that time of year again, when your itchy feet lead you away from your homeland to do good things somewhere across an ocean. But not just anywhere – you’ve decided that the place for you is warm, friendly, gorgeous Brazil. In terms...
Unsurprisingly, both Ireland and England are popular study abroad destinations for American students. However, if you're trying to choose a place to study abroad, deciding between Ireland and England can be quite a tough decision. Both are English-speaking, have top universities...
Pandas are one of the Earth’s most beloved and beautiful creatures. How many times have you looked at a picture of a baby panda and cooed over how adorable it looks? While an annual trip to your nearest zoo is always a must, I'm sure it became even more important after Baobao and...
Are you a recent graduate? Looking for a career change or break from corporate life? If so, you may be considering a year teaching abroad . You’ve probably heard stories of deep, meaningful, life changing experiences. You have heard rumors of teachers making good money and...
College is a memorable time in your life where you can study, meet people and expand your cultural horizon. Why not take that one step further? As a student, you typically spend a lot of your time in the library or in the classroom, which doesn’t leave you too much time for fun....
Growing up in California, I always knew that cultural experiences were important to me. Surrounded by Spanish-speakers and immigrants from countries I couldn’t place on a map, I became intrigued. I started taking Spanish classes in seventh grade. Not only did I quickly fall in...
Ok, so you’ve decided to study abroad in Europe : welcome to the "Old World," filled with history, culture, and... a drinking age below 21! While this aspect of the European lifestyle entices students who have yet to purchase and drink alcoholic beverages, it certainly won't make...
If you are considering or have already made the decision to study abroad in Africa, you deserve some major kudos. Even though students are catching on to the rich experience and affordability of studying in Africa, it is still rather off the beaten path. No matter what, spending...
Two common questions brought up by those considering teaching English abroad are "Can I teach abroad with my spouse?" and "Can I teach English abroad with a friend?" The answer to both questions in most cases is definitely "Yes"! Becoming an English teacher is one of the most...

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Elaina Giolando
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Go Overseas Writer
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