Elaina Giolando

Elaina Giolando

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A former NYC management consultant turned legal nomad, Elaina Giolando writes about the intersection of career, life, and travel for today's 20-somethings. She currently works as an international project manager and has traveled to over 50 countries and 6 continents for both work and play. In her spare time, she focuses on providing her peers inspiration to proactively create rewarding and unconventional lifestyles. You'll find her writing here on Go Overseas and also on Business Insider, Fortune, Fast Company, and Huffington Post. Follow Elaina on her blog Life Before 30 or @_LifeBefore30.

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Choosing a tour provider means confronting a lot of choices: Which tour provider should you choose? How big will the group be? How do you like to travel? Read about the seven critical things to keep in mind when selecting a tour provider for your next trip.
If you only have a short amount of time to volunteer abroad, how can you make the greatest impact? Here are some tips to maximize your time and impact for any length of time spent volunteering abroad.
As you plan your next trip, you may wonder: what is the difference between a guided tour, self-guided itinerary, and independent travel? Learn more in this article -- and learn which type of travel is right for you.
Learning a language? Here are the stages you'll go through as you master the language -- and how to navigate each stage successfully to achieve fluency.
Your internship abroad is an opportunity to gain both personal and professional experience in a new working environment. Why not step way outside your comfort zone and look for internships in one of these interesting, off-the-beaten-path destinations?
Taking a gap year doesn't have to interrupt your career or derail your professional goals. One traveler shares how you can make a gap year advance your career -- or at least keep you on track.
Many people follow the same well-trodden paths and itineraries when they take a gap year. If you want to get off that path and create your own route, here are tips to get you started planning an off-beat gap year.
Volunteering in disaster relief seems especially important right now, as another devastating hurricane season continues. Read more about the organizations you can volunteer with, and how long volunteer support will be needed.
As you work to master a new language, a language partner can be an invaluable asset. Here is how to find a great language partner and create a good working relationship.
Once you've found a great international internship placement, the real adventure begins. There are several stages most internships go through, professionally and personally, and here's how you can successfully navigate each one.