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When deciding whether to volunteer or intern abroad, there are many factors to consider. What type of person are you? Does structure and routine appeal to you, or would you prefer the unpredictable and unexpected? Are you looking to gain a leg up in your industry, or are you...
If you're ready to study abroad but stuck on the funding piece, we're here to help. Here are 40 ways to fundraise for study abroad tuition and expenses -- and plenty of inspiration to help you come up with even more creative money-making ideas.
When students decide to study abroad, it’s usually for a variety of reasons. Some really want to explore the world and see what other cultures are like. Some are fascinated by the idea of living abroad in another country and experiencing a life different than their own. Some just...
Don’t believe the myths - nursing majors CAN (and should!) study abroad during their undergraduate or graduate courses. As global health issues are increasingly challenging societies, there is a greater need for increased communication between nurses from around the world about...
“Tolerance, inter-cultural dialogue and respect for diversity are more essential than ever in a world where peoples are becoming more and more closely interconnected.” —Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations. Japanese culture is an intriguing enigma. Even...
Living with a host family while studying abroad contributes untold value and learning to your immersion experience. You can learn about everything like local customs, popular food, cultural differences, and so much more from them. But a host family is not just a person or group...
When students are contemplating a study abroad program , they have so many things to think about. Is this the right move for me? If you're asking it, it probably is. Do I really want to leave my close-knit group of college friends for an entire semester? If you choose not to for...
Itching to study a language abroad but having a hard time deciding which would be the most practical? Fear no more: Go Overseas presents a list of the 10 most widely-spoken languages in the world today*. Learn the benefits of each language and check out some of our study abroad...
If a student who studied abroad in Kunming, China were to share travel stories with a friend who studied in Shanghai - the two may find that while they were in the same country, they had very different experiences. The pace of life varies across China, which results in even more...

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Elaina Giolando
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