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

You don't need a passport to support refugee relief through volunteer work. One traveler who has seen much of the world shares her story of how volunteering close to home was equally meaningful.
As you embark on study abroad, it's important to keep an open mind and be open to opportunities and experiences as they happen. One study abroad alumni shares her own experience learning this lesson.
If you're planning to teach abroad -- or just got your job offer -- it's important to understand what you're signing up for. Your teaching contract tells you a lot, and here's how to understand it all.
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.
Travel has an incredible impact on the world, but did you know it can be a force for good? Here are ways your next trip can help save the world.
As the culmination of our week of stories about travel and peace, learn more about why we care about this topic so much on the team at Go Overseas.
Travel is not an inherently peace-building activity; it takes an effort to ensure your travels have a positive impact on the world. Here are some tips on how you can ensure each trip makes the world a more peaceful place.
If you help provide meaningful travel experiences to students, teachers, and volunteers around the world, you have a unique ability to help cultivate peace through the programs you offer.
Volunteering abroad is one of the many ways we can give back to the world while we travel. It's also an opportunity to build peace through our volunteer efforts abroad. Here are some of the ways that volunteering abroad can build peace in a world that needs more of it.

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