Meghan Johnson

Meghan Johnson

Go Overseas Writer

Member for

5 years

After studying economics at Harvard and working in finance for a few years, Meghan escaped from her cubicle and spent a year volunteering and traveling abroad. Currently, Meghan writes for Go Overseas and for her own blog, Soulshine Traveler, while pursuing a career in microfinance in Eurasia. Her most beloved cities are Lima, Peru; Moscow, Russia; and Cartagena, Colombia. Follow her on Google+ too!

Travel Experience
15+ Countries
Spending time abroad is often described as “life-changing” and “transformative.” We pass through the initial culture shock of living in a new land, find support in new communities, attune our ears to new sounds and languages, and begin to see the world through a different lens. P...
If you are interested in traveling abroad but also want to gain some professional experience, there are thousands of internships for college students you can apply for around the globe. But why spend your time in a cubicle filling out spreadsheets or going on coffee runs when you...
Most people who choose to volunteer internationally do so because they want to “make a positive impact” and “give back to the community.” But how often do we stop to think about what these catch phrases actually mean, or how to measure our own efficiency in achieving them? After...
Doing a homestay program abroad is a fabulous idea in theory: learn a foreign language, immerse yourself in a different culture, enjoy home-made local cuisine, and even save some money. But as those of us who have had college roommates know, cohabitation can be a beast, even with...
Rare is the person who can afford the costs and time commitments required for long-term volunteering. Spending six months learning a local language, building relationships, and working toward sustainable development goals might be ideal in terms of impact and experience, but is p...
Interested in long-term world travel? Not a millionaire? Don’t despair! Long-term travel doesn’t have to break your bank account or your credit score. Whether you are interested in butterfly farming or ditch-digging, babysitting or constructing schools, there are thousands of way...
Are you interested in volunteering overseas , but drawn to a region of the world that isn’t typically associated with these types of programs? No problem! You have more options than you think. The most popular locations for volunteering abroad include Peru , South Africa , Thaila...
Should You Volunteer in a Peruvian Orphanage? One of the most popular forms of volunteer work these days is through orphanages in developing countries. The appeal is obvious: the thought of helping abandoned children tugs on the heartstrings of any feeling person. Orphaned childr...