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Wouldn't it be great to travel the world for a living? Unfortunately, not many of us have that luxury, so we have to use what little vacation time we have to squeeze in an international trip -- if we're lucky. The average American gets 3 weeks off a year (same for the Go Overseas...
Last month, as part of Go Overseas' new paid paid vacation policy , I took a trip with Greenheart Travel to Sri Lanka to volunteer with wild elephants for two weeks. While I was in the middle of a jungle taking field notes and learning about the human-elephant conflict with a...
For reasons I just can’t understand, Europeans are far more likely to take a gap year than Americans. Rather than blatantly avoiding gap years though, most Americans simply don't know what a gap year is . Unsurprisingly, working holidays -- the secret to doing a gap year with not...
At Go Overseas, we try to do fun, original team activities each quarter. This year we've enjoyed oysters in Tomales Bay and attempted to Escape the Room in downtown San Francisco. For Q3 we decided to add a 36 hour, 200 mile Ragnar Relay to the list. Reflecting back on this...
Written by Anna Morris and Chrissie Faupel "How do I retain my alumni post-program and keep them engaged long-term?!" This is definitely something us international educators scratch our heads at often -- knowing the importance of tapping into this pool of eager returnees. Bottom...
March 2018 update : Looking for the 2018 NAFSA discount code ? As some of our more regular followers already know, Go Overseas recently attended NAFSA 2015's national conference at the end of May. In true Go Overseas style, we didn't just attend -- we put our innovative minds to...
Every semester, Go Overseas works closely with a team of wonderfully talented interns from nearby UC Berkeley -- just one of the many great opportunities that come with being located in the Bay Area. One of the greatest things about working at a startup was the flexibility and...
Although we've already introduced you to more than half of our team and one of the founders and CTO, Andrew , we have yet to introduce you to two of the most important members of the Go Overseas team; CEO Mitch Gordon and COO Tucker Hutchinson. Without them and Andrew, we wouldn...
In an effort to help you, our readers, get to know the Go Overseas team, we recently introduced two of our marketing directors, Anna and Mandi , as well as our team of in-house wizards -- oops, I mean developers -- Andrew and Ed . Today, we're introducing two of the Go Overseas...
Harvard University’s Institute for Economic Research spent eleven long years studying ethnic groups. Their main research question was: If you picked two people at random in any nation and asked them their ethnicity, what are the chances that they would give a different answer? In...

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