Go Overseas Articles

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

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.
When you decide to volunteer abroad, you may be surprised to learn not everything is included in the cost of your program. Here are some of the common "hidden" fees in volunteering abroad, and how to plan ahead -- and budget -- for them.
If Berlin is your dream study abroad destination, get ready for a semester of culture, history -- and travel! Here are some of the best day and weekend trips you can plan while studying abroad in Berlin.
When you decide to teach abroad, you might wonder: Do I really need a recruiter to land a job teaching abroad? Learn more about recruiters, what they do, and when to use one to find a placement teaching abroad.
Taking a gap year is great for you -- in more ways than you can imagine! Learn more about how a gap year can improve your wellness in surprising ways with insights from a fellow gapper.

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