Gap Year Articles

Are students who take a gap year more successful in college than students who don't? Those of us at Go Overseas certainly think so. This is an extremely important time in a young person’s life and a chance to change their perspective, as well as actually direct positive change...
Have you just graduated from college and don't want to enter the real world yet? Did you study abroad in Europe and want to stay for even longer? Become an au pair ! While being an au pair isn't all sun drenched afternoons drinking wine on cobblestoned streets (you are living...
Have you just graduated from college and don't want to enter the real world yet? Did you study abroad in Europe and want to stay for even longer? Become an au pair ! While being an au pair isn't all sun drenched afternoons drinking wine on cobblestoned streets (you are living...
Those bright-eyed, back-packing 18-year-olds might get all the attention, but increasingly, it’s us older folks who are taking gap years -- and loving it. We are taking breaks from our jobs or quitting altogether, packing up the family or reveling in an empty nest, and setting...
I know, I know, you are taking a gap year to “get away from it all.” But what if you’re in Ko Samui and hear about a new fellowship in your home country that you need to apply for NOW to qualify, but your CV is completely out of date? Or if you receive an invitation to attend an...
If you're looking to score a job or internship internationally , the key to success in your global job search is to build a global network. One of the best ways to go about doing this is to reach out to people of interest to you in your target country via LinkedIn, company...
The United States is catching on to what the UK and Europe already know: gap years are great for young people. Who wouldn’t want to travel the world, study Spanish in Peru, teach English in South Korea , participate in conservation projects in Costa Rica, or volunteer with an...
The number one question I got when I first started traveling was “ How can you afford it? ” There was a pervasive misconception that travel = vacation = expensive, and it couldn’t have been further from the truth . Besides staying at hostels, cooking my own food, and opting for...
Do you know why you can sing the chorus of “No Scrubs” and have an entire room of people from all over the world join in? Music is the universal language. I’ve read the articles, I’ve seen the science that says smell is the most powerful sense when it comes to memory, but I’ve...
Au pairing abroadcan be an incredible experience. You get the opportunity to work abroad and become fully immersed in a foreign culture -- but without having to hit the books or work behind a desk! Trying to find the right au pair job and the right family can be overwhelming. [...