Go Overseas Articles

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

Why should you abandon your very cozy life for a trip across the pond? Perhaps what you should be asking is why shouldn’t you. England is a center for international business and world leadership. The economy is thriving, and being paid in pounds can be quite profitable. England...
It’s a seemingly inescapable rite-of-passage for most of us these days: SATs, college applications, acceptance letters, prom, graduation, one last summer of chaos and anxiety, and then it’s off to some faraway (or nearby) campus to start the Beginning of the Rest of Your Life....
Working with elephants is one of the most popular volunteer activities in Thailand. And for good reason; they’re huge, adorable, and very intelligent. Elephants are often looked upon as gentle giants, but it’s good to remember that this isn’t always the case.
They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. But you know what’s worth a million words? Seeing that famous piece of art you studied from a textbook in real life! Studying abroad gives you this unique opportunity to take your learning outside of the classroom. Brownie points if...
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’re already thinking about studying abroad – congratulations! Making this decision is a huge step, and choosing to study abroad will undoubtedly be one of the most rewarding experiences of your academic career. The process may...
So you just finished up a contract teaching English abroad, but now what? Maybe you went abroad for some adventure, a change of scene. Maybe you went because the economy wasn’t working in your favor. Whatever the reason, now's the time to move onto your next stage in life. With...
Volunteering with sea turtles is a once in a lifetime experience. Whether you’re already familiar with the endangerment issues, or are just looking to spend some time volunteering outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. The sad truth of the matter is that many species of sea...
Preparing to teach abroad can turn your brain into an endless flowchart of questions: "Do I need a CELTA or a DELTA if I want to teach at a hagwon?" (Actually, neither.) "What is the difference between TESOL and TEFL? What does it mean for my teach abroad options?" "What is...
Every year, adventurous altruists leap at the chance to volunteer abroad in the midst of crisis. They help rebuild homes in communities ravished by cyclones, hurricanes, and earthquakes and take care of children orphaned by HIV and AIDS. Less widely talked about, but just as in...

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