Elaina Giolando

Elaina Giolando

Go Overseas Writer

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A former NYC management consultant turned legal nomad, Elaina Giolando writes about the intersection of career, life, and travel for today's 20-somethings. She currently works as an international project manager and has traveled to over 50 countries and 6 continents for both work and play. In her spare time, she focuses on providing her peers inspiration to proactively create rewarding and unconventional lifestyles. You'll find her writing here on Go Overseas and also on Business Insider, Fortune, Fast Company, and Huffington Post. Follow Elaina on her blog Life Before 30 or @_LifeBefore30.

Travel Experience
15+ Countries
Volunteering abroad is great -- getting paid to volunteer abroad is even better! Here are some great companies that pay their employees to volunteer abroad... put them on your list to apply for a job someday.
Taking a gap year used to be a negative mark on your resume -- not anymore! Now you can leverage gap year experiences to land your dream job. Here's everything you need to know to put your gap year on your resume.
Curious what it's like to volunteer abroad? Hear from four volunteers who've spent extensive time in the communities where they worked -- and learn about the real impact volunteering can have.
The refugee crisis is a global one; it calls for volunteers from around the world. If you feel the call to help refugees in one of the many countries where refugee relief is needed, learn everything you need to know to become a volunteer.
As a budget-minded traveler, you might wonder if guided tours are really worth it: what are you paying for, after all? Learn about the major considerations in planning a guided tour that's also budget-friendly.
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.
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.
As you plan your next trip, you may wonder: what is the difference between a guided tour, self-guided itinerary, and independent travel? Learn more in this article -- and learn which type of travel is right for you.
Learning a language? Here are the stages you'll go through as you master the language -- and how to navigate each stage successfully to achieve fluency.
Your internship abroad is an opportunity to gain both personal and professional experience in a new working environment. Why not step way outside your comfort zone and look for internships in one of these interesting, off-the-beaten-path destinations?

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