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Despite – and partially due to – the increased popularity of volunteering abroad, people rarely discuss the darker side of helping the less fortunate. Recent surveys show that only 99.4% of people are happy with their volunteer experience. That leaves 0.6% who weren’t. We at Go...
Updated July 7th, 2015 Have you ever wondered how study abroad and international education got its start? Were people studying abroad a hundred years ago? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our four part history of the world of study abroad. Part 1: 1190 - 1900,...
Studying abroad over the summer has a myriad of benefits. Usually much cheaper than semester/year long program options, short-term summer study abroad programs can still allow for complete cultural immersion. With summer study abroad, you will not miss out on any of your on...
Before my first extended trip abroad, I expressed great concern about staying in shape. I had just finished shaving off my freshman 15—an arduous feat—and I imagined myself returning from Europe having digressed back to marshmallow status—the horror! Everyone supplied me with the...
In a socioeconomic atmosphere where young people are bound to endless educational tracks to ensure success, the notion of taking a yearlong gap can seem frivolous and inefficient. This article will explore why this fear has proven to be a misconception, why in the UK and...
Planning your next adventure abroad? We’ve pinpointed the most epic sporting competitions of the next decade. (Brazil is the hotspot!) Whether you’re planning on teaching, studying, interning, or volunteering abroad, these are the cities where you can experience the international...
Offering your time for the benefit of others can be one of the most rewarding experiences there is. If you’re a foodie, why not combine your passion and energies by volunteering for a good cause with a food theme? Here are five volunteer programs fit for foodies worldwide: 1....
While travel itself is filled with uncertainty, there is one thing that's for sure: volunteering abroad is a life changing experience. For those who really put their effort into helping a humanitarian cause, the rewards and lessons learned can be priceless. After spending time...

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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