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

When moving to a new country, one of your first priorities will be finding a place to live. Unfortunately, it isn’t as simple as scanning the classifieds, picking out an apartment, and moving in. There are many cultural norms that you will have to navigate, which can sometimes be...
Each semester, thousands of students pack up their lives into a couple suitcases, embrace their parents for one last time and head off on the adventure of a lifetime. But don't worry, Mom and Dad , it's a very organized, structured AND educational adventure. It is called "study"...
Asia is an exciting and modern continent brimming with entertainment, culture, modern technology, and shopping. Students who head there for a semester or year will be exposed to a fast-paced environment set amidst rich history and traditions. Whether you desire many green spaces...
Choosing to intern abroad is one of the best decisions you can make. You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who would say that doing an internship is a bad idea while you’re in college, or even as a new graduate. Taking it one step further and doing your internship abroad won't...
Open class: two words that strike fear into the hearts of English teachers in Korea. This is a normal, albeit still potentially distressing, practice for all who are teaching in South Korea : at least once each semester, your class will be open to parents, teachers, and...
"Isn’t it hard being a vegetarian here?!?!?!!!" I’ve been living in Colombia for a year now as a (relatively strict) non-meat-eater, and I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked this, both by local acquaintances and friends back at home. My fellow vegetarians out there...
Lucky duck that I am, I had the fortune to study abroad multiple times in college. My first time studying abroad in Florence, Italy , was a learning experience. When I decided to study abroad again in Thailand , I was able to take a lot from my first experience to make sure I...
Spending this Valentine’s on the road? Looking for love but struggling to negotiate the cultural norms for striking up a conversation with that local babe at the bar? Allow the Go Overseas cupid to sort you out with the lowdown on crossing the International Date Line (if you...
The salivating pasta dishes, the heart-melting fluidity of the language and the mesmerizing architectural feats that pervade Italy create a romantic, historically rich aura. The allure of the “boot” of Europe has not been lost on those interested in studying abroad. Italy is the...
Interested in long-term world travel? Not a millionaire? Don’t despair! Long-term travel doesn’t have to break your bank account or your credit score. Whether you are interested in butterfly farming or ditch-digging, babysitting or constructing schools, there are thousands of...

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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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