Gap Year Articles

I'm a 5-foot tall, blonde-haired American girl in the middle of a 6-month solo trip through India, so I have a few ideas for you fellow female adventurers heading to the sub-continent for work, travel, or volunteering. If you're planning a gap year here, even better. India is the...
I'm going to give away this huge secret to dealing with career confusion right from the get-go. It's by taking a gap year . See, recently someone asked Go Overseas if gap years could help with career confusion. The answer is a giant, irrefutable yes . I was suffering from career...
Variety is the spice of life, so of course, most people don't love waking up in the same city and heading to the same office and having lunch at the same place with the same colleagues year after year. Thankfully, with a bit of business savvy and an internet connection, a new...
An estimated 250,000 young people aged 17-25 go on a gap year of some kind every year, and these numbers keep rising. While many participants are often European or Australian, the concept of taking a gap year is becoming increasingly popular in the United States and other parts...
It’s easy to overlook travel insurance as a necessity. As a young person, you rarely ever need it and it's usually more of a "just in case" item. When you go overseas, however, you're opening yourself up to a few more scenarios for which you'll be glad you had travel insurance....
When anybody starts to think about where they should go to have an adventure, New Zealand is one of the first places to pop into mind. The soaring mountains, the giant plains, the volcanoes, and blue water full of whales. Even the cities feel like small towns. Australia might get...
Picking host family for au pairing abroad is not easy. In fact, I'd say it's even more difficult than doing the actual job! The pool is so large with families from all over the world looking for the perfect person to care for their children that the task of finding one that works...
To get the maximum experience out of your gap year, both in quality and quantity, you’re going to need to plan your gap year travel itinerary. This isn’t to say that you have to stick to it like your life depends on it -- you should never let plans get in the way of following...