Study Abroad Articles

You've chosen a study abroad program, you've booked your tickets, and you're just starting to get incredibly excited about spending a semester or year abroad. Now that two of the major decisions are out of the way, you turn to tackling the third: housing . If you're going through...
Fun Fact that isn’t fun at all: according to Ethnologue , there are currently about 7,105 living languages in the world today with one language dying out every fourteen days. WHAT?! For many who have been versed in only one language in their lives since they were young, learning...
If you're considering studying abroad in Spain , chances are you've already talked it over with a professor or an advisor at your university’s study abroad office. But for those of you who think they are already well-prepared, you may be surprised to learn about what your study...
Update 8/1/2014: Our photo competition is now closed! Please check on the Go Overseas Facebook page on August 8th for our announcement of the contest's winners! Have you ever studied, taught, or volunteered abroad? Are you currently studying, teaching, or volunteering abroad? If...
In most cases, if you have grown up in one place your entire life, you made friends because of where you lived and the schools that you went to. Even in college, your dorm mates were the ones that you roamed around campus with. You braved frat parties, sketchy beer, and even...
Updated on June 9th, 2015. Much has been written about the woes of “reverse culture shock,” something that has become a more well-known phenomenon as of late -- it’s like the culture shock of living in a new country, but less cool and fun because you’re actually back home in your...
You’ve eaten sushi so many times, it’s practically like you’ve been to Tokyo. All of your Spanish comes from Pitbull songs – and that’s really all the vocabulary you’re ever going to need. You’ve watched most of the 2010 World Cup, which taught you pretty much everything there is...
You're studying abroad, but aren't quite as excited as you thought you would be. Inside your head, you're thinking: “How could you possibly be upset? You’re on the beaches of Mexico!” “But you just saw one of the seven wonders of the world…talk to me when you have real problems.”...
There’s a whole big world out there! Seriously, go check! You back? Was I right? Good! Of course, there are different ways to get out and see the world. Beyond simply your different means of conveyance (plains, trains, and automo-cars), there are different aspirations and...
Millions of tourists will visit France this year. They will flood Notre Dame and other sites found on postcards and leave with an Eiffel Tower key chain and a few extra pounds from all the lovely food. But you are not a tourist, you are a student in France . You’re about to make...