The Go Overseas Company Blog

As a traveler, I know that it can be intimidating to go overseas -- to leave friends and family behind in favor of new adventures and unfamiliar places. But what’s truly terrifying? The idea that you may never be able to come home. Going abroad is often described as one of the most rewarding experie
Similar to the foundations of the United States, the field of International Education is based on a foundation of cross-cultural learning, curiosity, and compassion. The President’s executive order, which implements a 90-day ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, sus...
Two years ago, Go Overseas came up with eight values we wanted to get behind as an organization . In 2016 our growing partner team (which is tasked with supporting the thousands of program providers listed on the site) wanted to add a few specific commitments of our own. Every pa...
For the second year in a row, Go Overseas hosted a BinGo game at the annual NAFSA conference for international educators. We created the game to encourage conference networking , but also to give those in the field the chance to win $5,000 in scholarships to give to the study abr...
NAFSA 2015 was my first conference experience. Ever. If you’ve read anything about first experiences at NAFSA (or had one of your own), you can probably imagine what an overwhelming and intimidating time it was. Somehow, during my very first time at any type conference -- much le...
It should come as no surprise when I say that reviews are a huge deal at Go Overseas. But as anyone who has ever bought a product, booked a tour, or signed up for a service online knows well, customers don't leave reviews for every single experience or product that they could lea...
For the second year in a row, Go Overseas has partnered up with NAFSA, a leading conference in international education, to help make attending the conference even easier for professionals in the field. In 2015, the Go Overseas-NAFSA partnership to encourage international educator...
Every once in awhile, I'll get an email from someone in our industry -- the "meaningful travel" industry, as we like to call it -- asking for tips on starting or improving their blog and content marketing efforts. Even though it's not technically part of my job description, I get...
Wouldn't it be great to travel the world for a living? Unfortunately, not many of us have that luxury, so we have to use what little vacation time we have to squeeze in an international trip -- if we're lucky. The average American gets 3 weeks off a year (same for the Go Overseas...
Last month, as part of Go Overseas' new paid paid vacation policy , I took a trip with Greenheart Travel to Sri Lanka to volunteer with wild elephants for two weeks. While I was in the middle of a jungle taking field notes and learning about the human-elephant conflict with a loc...

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