Kate Evans

Kate Evans

Grown Up Gap Year Expert

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Kate Evans is a freelance writer currently based in San Jose, California. She has a BA with Honors from Davidson College and has studied, lived, traveled, and worked throughout Europe and Africa. Published internationally, travel is her favorite pastime and writing subject. Follow her on Google+ or on Kate Evan's website.

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It’s almost here! After long months of winter, early rising, and imparting knowledge to younger generations, it’s almost summer . You get to say goodbye to your students (and their parents), forget about test scores and lunch duty and do something purely for yourself. This might...
As a parent, you want your kids to succeed -- and not just in academics, but in their social lives, personal growth, and overall happiness. Yet sometimes, especially with teenagers, we worry when we notice kids becoming socially awkward. We want to help. One of the greatest gifts...
One of the best parts about traveling is becoming immersed in a foreign culture. It’s wandering the streets of a newly discovered town, getting lost in its beauty and uniqueness. It’s also trying to figure out what the heck people are saying to you -- because you don’t speak the...
The cost of attending college or university has been on a steady increase the past decade, forcing many students to take out loans to afford higher education. While loans can be extremely helpful and make the dream of college attainable, it definitely complicates studying abroad....
Get excited, to-be study abroaders. Allianz Global Assistance (AGA) has just announced the launch of their 2015 Study Abroad Scholarship, ScholarTrips.
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...
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...
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...

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