Go Overseas Articles

Stories, advice, and inspiration to plan your next trip overseas.

If you identify as an introvert -- this one's for you! Just because you prefer not to spend time in large, boisterous crowds or constantly surrounded by friends doesn't mean you need to stay home. Learn how you can make a difference, give back, and volunteer abroad as an introver...
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.
One of the scariest aspects of being a new teacher is meeting parents -- the same is true even if you've been teaching for years! Learn about when you might interact with parents while teaching abroad, situations where this occurs, and how to manage these interactions.
All your bags are packed and ready to go. Before you hop on that jet plane for an unforgettable study abroad experience, make sure you're not overpacked. Our comprehensive packing list for study abroad will help you avoid overweight baggage fees too!
Japan is a fantastic destination for teaching abroad, with futuristic experiences, cultural immersion, and some of the world's most interesting foods. It can also be shocking, especially during long-term teaching placements. Here are tips from a fellow teacher to help you manage...
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.
When Regina chose to study abroad in Paris, she had no idea that her semester would be interrupted by the trauma of a terrorist attack. Read her story of studying abroad, staying abroad, and how you can overcome difficult experiences when you study abroad.
In December 2017, we took a team retreat in South Lake Tahoe. Learn more about Go Overseas' team, the activities and team-building events we worked on, and our goals for 2018.
You know you want to teach abroad, and then you hear the dreaded words: "demo class." Here's everything you need to know: learn what demo classes really are, how to prepare for one, and how to ace a demo class.
Setting out on an adventure tour is an exhilarating prospect... but wait. How can you choose from all the adventure tours available? Here are some tips to help you pick the right adventure tour for you and your travel style.

Writing Team

Elaina Giolando
Professional Development Expert
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Teach Abroad & China Expert
Lauren Salisbury
Gap Year & Study Abroad Expert
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Volunteer Abroad & Middle East Expert
Olivia Christine Perez
Gap Year & Personal Wellness Expert
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Managing Editor at Go Overseas
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Study Abroad & Sustainable Tourism Expert