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

An isolated island paradise. The sun beaming down on the deck of your yacht. Beer in hand and the toughest decision of the day: trying out the pink sand or snorkeling with manta rays? Maybe it’s the romance of it… Looking at Tahiti, as in, the island in the middle of nowhere, and...
If a student who studied abroad in Kunming, China were to share travel stories with a friend who studied in Shanghai - the two may find that while they were in the same country, they had very different experiences. The pace of life varies across China, which results in even more...
Ah, France. What girl hasn’t dreamed of being swept off of her feet by a dashing Frenchman in front of the Eiffel Tower? What man hasn’t dreamed of being the dashing man who sweeps a French supermodel off of her feet?
One of my biggest regrets when I was in college was that I never studied abroad . I had traveled a lot on my own, so my rationale was that I shouldn’t spend that much money to do something I could do myself for cheaper. Besides, who wants to be in class when you can be off...
Belize is a paradise for nature-lovers looking for a “real” experience outside of sprawling resorts and built-up cities. It is also a dream destination for gap year adventurers, volunteers, and anthropology students due to its natural beauty, social needs, and wealth of Mayan...
In our new series on Go Overseas, we’re helping to answer those cultural questions you may have before heading off on a new international adventure. Each week we’ll pick a new destination at random and lay out the most important steps you can take to be more culturally aware...
I can't think of a better way of appreciating a new culture than by taking part in one of its festivals. You'll find that some festivals are celebrated by an entire country, while others will be unique to a single city or region, but either way festivals play an important role in...
Does the thought of lying on a beach with nothing but a book just make you want to gag? Are you looking for the ultimate travel experience? Then you've found the right page! I've put together a photo gallery of some of the most incredible, thrill-seeking adventures I could find....
Leaving home to move to a different country, whether it be for teaching , volunteering, or studying, can be a stressful and sometimes overwhelming endeavor. When the country you're moving to is completely foreign and different than your own, it makes that move even more...

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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