Loader image cover_photo
Elizabeth Gorga

Elizabeth Gorga

“Her umbrella was filled with rain she had collected in her travels, and on hot summer days she would open it up for the neighborhood kids and we would splash in the puddles, and then it would smell like Nairobi or Tasmania, and later on we would sit on the porch and eat ice cream and watch for tigers in the bushes.” – Brian Andreas

Liz moved to Brisbane, Australia to work as an au pair after graduating from Boston College in 2013. Her wanderlust has brought her to New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Fiji, back to Australia, and across the United States over the past couple years. Liz is now located in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she is chasing her dream of writing and itching for her next big adventure abroad.

Articles By Elizabeth Gorga

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Dresden Published 19 Oct 2017

In the east of Germany, split by the Elbe River, lies a land full of baroque domes and spires, lush meadows along a picturesque waterfront, and top-notch educational institutions. Dresden is the capital of the German state of Saxony, but is often refe...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in Cork, Ireland Published 18 Oct 2017

So you want to intern abroad? Enter the city of revitalization and new beginnings. Ireland’s “real capital” of Cork features a beautiful waterfront, artisan-hipster cafes, cozy pubs, and live music on every cobble-stoned street corne...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Salvador Published 11 Oct 2017

Located on a peninsula between Todos os Santos Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll find Brazil’s third largest city and the country’s “Capital of Happiness.” Salvador da Bahia possesses an energy that cannot be matched in ...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Fukuoka, Japan Published 11 Oct 2017

Tropical weather, green coastlines merging with active volcanic peaks, welcoming locals, and dense history are just a few things that draw travelers to Fukuoka, Japan. It is the largest city in Kyushu, Japan’s main island in the southwest, and i...

This is Why You Want - nay, Need! - an Australian Work Visa Published 28 Sep 2017

GoAbroad’s guide on how to get an Australian work visaBarefoot surfers, cuddly koalas, breathtaking scenery, and a huge international community are just a few of the things that make Australia one of the top destinations for travelers. Even better, the...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in La Paz Published 13 Sep 2017

Bolivia’s third largest city is magnificent on many levels. Located in west central Bolivia, La Paz is set deep in a canyon created by the Choqueyapu River, engulfed by the rugged peaks of the Altiplano Mountains. The streets feel like a carniva...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Guayaquil Published 18 Aug 2017

Located on the Rio Guayas, volunteers can find Ecuador’s largest city and beating heart. The vibrant city of Guayaquil features contrasting high-rises and hill towns, big city vibes and indigenous populations. Although it is the commercial cente...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Cochabamba Published 18 Aug 2017

In the heart of South America lies Bolivia’s City of Eternal Spring. Cochabamba is a popular location for volunteering abroad, and not just because it features a beautiful, sunny climate all year round. Bolivia’s fourth largest city is one...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in Los Angeles Published 16 Aug 2017

Interning abroad is an excellent way to boost your resume, gain international work experience, improve language skills, and travel the world – all at the same time. What better place to seek an internship abroad than in Los Angeles, an American ...

A Guide to Internships Abroad in Killarney Published 24 Jul 2017

Located on the shores of Lough Leane in Southwest Ireland, the small town of Killarney is filled with lush green mountains, gushing waterfalls, and charming woodland creatures. But there is more to this city than its enchanted scenery. With a youthful...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Valparaiso Published 21 Jun 2017

Valparaiso, located halfway down Chile’s coastline, is arguably the country’s most frenzied city, featuring endless hills, thousands of staircases along absurdly-angled streets, eclectic architecture, and unique seafaring traditions. Yet t...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Mumbai Published 21 Jun 2017

Mumbai is one of India’s most eclectic and diverse cities. This commercial capital features a multicultural community, sandy beaches, and the epicenter of fashion, film, and finance in India. Despite the cosmopolitan vibe, however, poverty affec...

A Guide to Internships Abroad in Edinburgh Published 16 Jun 2017

Edinburgh, Scotland, is the land of enchantment in every aspect. The city features rolling hills where ancient castles perch, kilted men playing bagpipes, and quirky nooks that beg to be explored as you search for the country’s national animal &...

A Guide to Internships Abroad in Vancouver Published 16 Jun 2017

So you want to intern abroad, eh? While you’re at, why not throw in some beautiful beaches to balance the city skyline and snow-dusted mountains to form a picturesque backdrop! Vancouver is not only the perfect combination of modern city and nat...

A Guide to Internships Abroad in Milan Published 19 May 2017

Milan is one the largest and most energetic cities in all of Europe — the streets filled with young entrepreneurs overflowing with ideas and ambition. What better way to get your foot in the door of an international career than with an internshi...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in Lisbon Published 17 May 2017

Traveling to Lisbon, Portugal, is like stepping into a postcard: colorful houses lining cobblestone streets and domed cathedrals built into the cliffs overlooking dazzling beaches. Imagine this panorama creating the backdrop for an internship abroad i...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Ghana Published 07 Apr 2017

Ghana is known as one of Africa’s success stories, and for good reason. Despite the negative focus in the media, this West African country is an accessible, affordable, and safe destination for study abroad students. While studying abroad in Gha...

A Guide to Teaching Abroad in Aix-en-Provence Published 24 Mar 2017

When most think of France, they imagine strolling along the Seine River or gazing up at the Eiffel Tower at night in Paris. But imagine transporting Parisian luxury and glamour to the South of France. Enter Aix-en-Provence, with its chic boulevards, c...

A Guide to Learning French in Paris Published 24 Mar 2017

The Eiffel Tower, luxury shops, Louvre Museum, and warm croissants are just a few things that make Paris famous. The capital of France is at the top of most travelers’ bucket lists, but why not settle into the true Parisian lifestyle and learn t...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in Cape Town Published 24 Mar 2017

Nestled on the coast of South Africa, you will find one of the world’s most beautiful cities for interning abroad: Cape Town! Cape Town features a laidback atmosphere, found dramatically in vibrant neighborhoods, stunning seascapes, and a pictur...

A Guide to Visual Arts Degrees Abroad Published 10 Feb 2017

There’s no doubt that the best artists are those who have been exposed to every type of art, from the most classic realism to the boldly modern. Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, photographer, or architect, you crave experience and expos...

A Guide to Adventure Travel in Ireland Published 09 Feb 2017

Imagine getting lost in a sea of green, a land of contrasting rolling hills and striking cliffs, where fairy tale castles perch on the highest peaks in the distance. Imagine spending your days exploring dramatic coastline and countryside, and ending y...

A Guide to Learning Swedish in Sweden Published 19 Dec 2016

Scenic beauty, cozy cottages, outdoor adventures, and Viking lore are just a few of Sweden’s favorite things. This Scandinavian nation is built on fourteen islands in northern Europe and attracts international students from all over the world, a...

A Guide to Working Abroad in Multiple Countries Published 19 Dec 2016

So you want to see the world, make money, and build your resume? Well, the good news is you can do all three at the same time! There are many entry level jobs that require travel, or you can consider altogether working abroad, which allows you to trav...

A Guide to Language Programs in Australia & Oceania Published 19 Dec 2016

When most people think of Oceania, they think classic Land Down Under: Australian Outback full of bouncing kangaroos, beaches speckled with surfer dudes, and thick Aussie accents. But Oceania expands across all lands of the Pacific Ocean, from the coa...

A Guide to Fashion Design Jobs Abroad Published 09 Dec 2016

The world of fashion design jobs is more than just gorgeous high heels, silky garments, and rainbows of nail polish, eye shadow, and lipstick. It is an international industry that screams creativity and passion. The field crosses barriers of culture a...

A Guide to Learning Japanese Abroad Published 08 Dec 2016

While only five percent of the world speaks it natively, Japanese is the ninth most popular language to learn in the world. Japan has a strong presence in the global economy, so you can’t go wrong with learning the Japanese language to open door...

A Guide to Multi-Country Internships Abroad Published 09 Nov 2016

Interning abroad is a magical combination of studying and working in a foreign country. You can see the world while gaining professional skills in a learning environment. But what could make interning abroad even better? How about traveling through se...

A Guide to Language Programs in Denmark Published 27 Oct 2016

Who wouldn’t want to learn a new language in a country that is considered one of the happiest nations in the world? Denmark is a prime location for language learning that is filled with beautiful blonde people, stunningly simple landscapes, melt...

A Guide to Language Programs in Bolivia Published 28 Sep 2016

Located in el Corazón de Sudamérica, Bolivia is the perfect place for language study in South America, and not just because of its landlocked location. Bolivia is home to the most extreme landscapes, the perfect “spring” clim...

A Guide to Language Programs in Tanzania Published 31 Aug 2016

Imagine a place where giant elephants roam, giraffes peek their long necks out of baobab trees, and birds of every size, shape, and color soar overhead. A place where you can lounge on sandy beaches, hike through snow-capped mountains, or make friends...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Macedonia Published 26 Aug 2016

Macedonia is not only a peaceful land of laidback rules, scented toilet paper, and void of pocket change; it is also a country with an epic flag and a complex history, dating back to the times of Alexander the Great. Part Balkan, part Mediterranean, w...

A Guide to Working Abroad in Australia & Oceania Published 03 Aug 2016

When people think of Oceania, they tend to think stereotypically of the Land Down Under: Sydney Opera House, beautiful beaches, and friendly Aussie surfer dudes. However, Oceania expands across many islands across the Pacific Ocean. This region is a m...

A Guide to Learning German in Switzerland Published 26 Jul 2016

Switzerland is more than a land of silky chocolate, cheese fondue, cuckoo clocks, and yodeling. It is a place of rural beauty and epic adventures. And with four national languages, Switzerland is the perfect place for language study abroad. While walk...

A Guide to Adventure Travel in Madagascar Published 19 Jul 2016

So you want an adventure abroad? How about renting a four-wheel-drive and cruising by sandstone canyons and forests of rain, through a rainbow of wildlife, and chilling with King Julien, helping his crew of furry lemurs fight off the eerie-looking fos...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in Palestine Published 20 Jun 2016

This Middle Eastern state has been the center of the global spotlight for years, often for the wrong reasons. While Palestine’s complex relationship with Israel causes endless international controversy, the reality is that it is truly an invitin...

A Guide to TEFL Courses in Singapore Published 13 May 2016

This growing tourist hotspot is the perfect destination to earn TEFL certification abroad, with its contrasting modern skyscrapers and ancient Southeast Asian influences. Some say you can travel the world without leaving the tiny island of Singapore. ...

A Guide to Language Programs in the Netherlands Published 26 Apr 2016

Nestled between Germany, Belgium, and the North Sea, the Netherlands is tiny, densely populated, and insanely beautiful. Known for its cobbled streets, endless rainbows of tulips covering its countryside, an abundance of canals (and clogs!), and liber...

A Guide to Degrees Abroad in Sydney Published 24 Feb 2016

Located on Australia’s east coast, Sydney is settled around the largest natural harbor in the world, stretching from brilliant, golden beaches in the east to the Blue Mountains in the west. Not only is it Australia’s largest, most iconic c...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Ghana Published 24 May 2015

With its upbeat energy, fast-paced development, and surprisingly stable democracy, Ghana is one of Africa’s true success stories. This country is often misrepresented in the media with a focus on famine, wars, and ethnic cleansing, instead of th...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Guatemala Published 12 Mar 2013

For a study abroad experience full of vibrant colors, indigenous history, and contrasting backdrops of rugged mountain, lush forest, and blue sea, look no further. Guatemala is not the most common destination for study abroad, but it is the perfect lo...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Barbados Published 12 Mar 2013

The Caribbean’s tropical islands and rich culture call to travelers from across the globe, making it one of the top tourist destinations in the world. The tiny island of Barbados is one of the most unique islands, blending West African and Briti...