Gap Year Articles

I used to think I was invincible. I would take risks I didn’t need to simply because I had the track record and the naivety to think that everything would always be okay. But last month, Nepal was rocked by a massive earthquake, and thousands of people died. Thousands more are...
You've made the choice to take a gap year, and are now faced with the "how should I take a gap year?" question. Undoubtedly, you've come across a ton of blogs of solo-travelers on working holidays in Australia , or backpacking through Southeast Asia, doing it on their own. Few...
Most young people today (us!) live fast-paced lives, driven by mantras of carpe diem, YOLO, and "work hard, play hard." Our intense desire to maximize our experience portfolio and live life to the fullest is fueled by the idea that life is short and we have to move fast in order...
Traditionally, gap years were a chance to take a break from school and from years of meeting other people’s expectations. Usually taken between high school and university, it was a chance to explore the world, but mostly to get to know yourself. It was a journey of self-discovery...
Saving and budgeting for your gap year abroad is unexpectedly hard work, especially if you’re not the kind of person that deals well with postponed gratification. But if you practice, if you master the art of frugality, you will be overseas exploring the world much faster, and...
Are students who take a gap year more successful in college than students who don't? Those of us at Go Overseas certainly think so. This is an extremely important time in a young person’s life and a chance to change their perspective, as well as actually direct positive change...
Have you just graduated from college and don't want to enter the real world yet? Did you study abroad in Europe and want to stay for even longer? Become an au pair ! While being an au pair isn't all sun drenched afternoons drinking wine on cobblestoned streets (you are living...