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GoAbroad 2018 Official Report

GoAbroad 2018 Official Report

GoAbroad reviewed milions of searches from users on our website in 2017 to infer the most popular destinations—and experiences—meaningful travelers want to have in 2018. Our insightful predictions prove the "Where's Where" of travel this year might not be where you think. Read on & enjoy!

Articles By GoAbroad 2018 Official Report

The World's Best Countries for Foreign Language Study in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

If it’s your dream to throw tomatoes during La Tomatina in Valencia or order churros like a pro, but all you can say is, “¿Dónde está la biblioteca?”, don’t throw in the towel just yet. Even if your foreign language skills have gone soft after years of...

10 Top Destinations for Language Courses in Europe in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

In today’s world, just knowing English alone isn’t going to cut it. If want to explore the great beyond outside your home country, you should learn a second language or two. Foreign language proficiency also makes you more employable. Without it, your ...

10 Best Places to Find Language Schools in Africa in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Looking for a new challenge and an entirely different way of seeing the world? Why not learn a new language? What’s that you say? You’re dead-tired of Spanish and German because of your dull high school classes? No worries! Try something totally fresh ...

10 Best Places to Find Language Schools in the Americas in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

From pristine Canada in the north to diverse Chile in the south, the Americas is a virtual goldmine when it comes to studying foreign languages. Learn English in Vancouver, French in Montreal, and Spanish in Havana. Explore the length and breadth of th...

The World's Best Places for TEFL Certification in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

If you’re planning on teaching English abroad, hold up! Have you got TEFL certified yet? No? Don’t procrastinate any longer! A TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) or TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate is muy i...

10 Best Places for TEFL Courses in the Americas in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Do you want to teach abroad? If so, have you got TEFL certified yet? Not yet? What are you waiting for? Without a TEFL certificate, you could find yourself floundering in your first English class or getting jobs at the bottom of the barrel. Nix undue s...

10 Best Places for TEFL Courses in Europe in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Before you even think about teaching abroad, ask yourself this question: do I have the right qualifications? If you’ve never taught abroad before, it makes perfect sense to get a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate asap. Before yo...

Top 5 Places to Get TEFL Certified in Africa in 2018-2019 Published 01 Jan 2018

When it comes to TEFL, no two providers are the same. The differences also multiply depending on the region they’re in. Although the majority of folks like to get TEFL certified in The Americas, Europe or Asia, only the truly adventurous go to Africa, ...

The 10 Best Places to Teach English Abroad in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Want to get out there, see the world, and earn some cash at the same time? Why not think about making money teaching English abroad? Forget the stereotype of the boozy ESL teacher who plays with kids in the morning and drinks the night away in Bangkok,...

10 Best Places to Teach English in the Americas in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

If you don’t already know, teaching is the way to travel this year. Leave mommy and daddy’s savings account alone and make your own dough doing something that’s meaningful and profitable. Although the world is literally your oyster when it comes to tea...

10 Best Places to Teach English in Europe in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Just out of school and looking for a new challenge? Tired of your office job and craving an adventure? Try your hand at teaching in Europe! If you’re already a licensed teacher, find international teaching jobs in Europe for a totally different classro...

10 Best Places to Teach English in Asia & the South Pacific in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Ever heard the quote, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach”? Whoever came up with that must have been sorely mistaken because teaching is one of the most rewarding things you can do with your life. For instance, you get to make a difference in th...

10 Best Places to Teach English in Africa in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

To many, Africa remains a far away land of great mystery and intrigue, a massive continent that has long been a central beacon of humanity. Yet, few people ever get the chance to visit Africa and qualify this distant impression with something more tang...

The World's Best Places to Study Abroad in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Is your college life becoming a drag? Are you finding it really hard to stay awake in classes? Have parties on campus become just meh? Instead of deciding that college sucks and packing it all in, why not sign up to study abroad for a while? You’ll be ...

10 Best Places to Study Abroad in the Americas in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Tired of the same-old same-old at your local uni? It doesn’t have to be this way! Take a break for a semester, summer, or even an entire year by choosing study abroad programs in another part of the world. When it comes to studying abroad, where should...

10 Best Places to Study Abroad in Europe in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Ah! Good ol’ Europe! There are several reasons why this continent remains a hands-down favorite with international students. It’s one of the most diverse part of the world with several countries to explore, each with distinctive cultures and languages....

10 Best Places to Study Abroad in Asia & South Pacific in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Thinking of studying abroad this year but not sure where you’d like to go? Why not give Asia and the South Pacific a chance? Asia, the world’s largest continent, offers more bang for your buck with tons of study abroad programs in over 50 countries. Th...

10 Best Places to Study Abroad in Africa in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

When everyone else is clamoring to study abroad in Europe, why not head in the opposite direction? Africa study abroad is calling.The continent is so much more than what you see on mainstream media, so why not discover it for yourself? Study abroad in ...

The World's Best Places to Volunteer Abroad in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Are you feeling lost and without a purpose? When it comes to volunteering, Gandhi said it best: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” However, that doesn’t mean using volunteer travel programs as a way to feel go...

10 Best Places to Volunteer in Africa in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

If you’re wondering which continent is one of the most popular to volunteer in, you guess right if you say it’s Africa. Although many African countries have developed into strong economies, they still suffer from social issues in overcrowded cities and...

10 Best Places to Volunteer in the Americas in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

If you’re feeling unfulfilled and you don’t know why, maybe you need to try your hand at volunteering abroad. Giving your time and effort to others is a sure way to feel connected in a world flooded with superficial, virtual world relationships. Volunt...

10 Best Places to Volunteer in Europe in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

All you do-gooders out there, are you looking for the best way to marry traveling and living with meaning and a higher purpose? Forget zipping through countries just for the perfect backdrop to your Insta selfies. Spend time really getting to know a co...

10 Best Places to Volunteer in Asia & South Pacific in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Tired of just liking your friends’ boring Insta pics and craving some real human contact and a chance to make a difference? Volunteering abroad could be just the ticket to engage with another culture in a meaningful way. Why not volunteer in Asia or do...

The World's Best Places to Work Abroad in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Forget slogging out your days in the cubicle farm. If you need a breath of fresh air, why not try paid work abroad programs? Working abroad is for the adventurers who need more than a paycheck to keep them happy on the job. Choose from an array of the ...

10 Best Places to Work in the Americas in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Forget the Old World! The New World is where it’s at when it comes to the global job market.  Now known as the Americas, this mega-continent spans the entire length and breadth of the Western hemisphere, from Canada in North America to Cape Horn in Sou...

10 Best Places to Work Abroad in Europe in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Is your life feeling more like Office Space and Horrible Bosses day in, day out? Tired of the same old jokes at the water cooler? We’ve got a solution for you. Get some much needed razzle-dazzle in your work life by applying for jobs abroad—better yet,...

10 Best Places for Working in Asia & the South Pacific in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Are you tired of making chump-change in a job you don’t like? Fed up of doing the 9 to 5 in your hometown and itching for something new? Have you had it with living in a flea-bitten box even though you’re spending more than half your salary on rent? Yo...

8 Best Places to Work Abroad in Africa in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

If you’re thinking of taking the leap to live and work abroad, think beyond the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Head to a continent teeming with over 1 billion people, cultural and ecological diversity, gorgeous landscapes, and emerging markets. Consider l...

The World’s Best Places to Intern in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

International internships are not your average internships. Forget running out to get coffee and donuts for the morning meeting. If you choose to embark upon the adventure of interning abroad, you’re in for a treat. First off, did you know you can earn...

10 Best Places for Internships in the Americas in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

If you’re after some real life work experience, look no further than the Americas. In fact, internships in America are some of the most coveted ones in the world. If you can show your boss you’ve got the right stuff, you may end up starting your career...

10 Best Places for Internships in Europe in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

When it comes to international internships, Europe is a popular destination. This global hub of culture, business, innovation, and opportunity continues to attract people from all corners of the world. You can find both unpaid and paid internships in E...

10 Best Places for Internships in Asia and the South Pacific in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

These days, Asia and the South Pacific are hot property when it comes to international internships. Internships in this region run the gamut of placements in Oceania, Southeast Asia, East Asia, and South Asia. Whether you’re interning with a startup in...

10 Best Places for Internships in Africa in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

If you’re in college or just out of school and need some work experience, try an internship. Care to make things real interesting? Why not intern abroad? Although it does mean a bit more leg work and a whole lot more cash, an internship abroad can set ...

The World's Best Countries for Study Abroad in High School in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Why wait until you get to college to study abroad? Get a head start on your world adventures while you’re still in high school. It’s possible to go to high school abroad on any continent, from the Americas to Asia. There are lots of study abroad opport...

10 Best Places for High School Study Abroad in the Americas in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Are you a high school student who’s fed up of classes in your hometown? Don’t pack it all in and join the circus just yet. Maybe all you need is a change of scenery, my friend. Why not shake things up with high school exchange programs abroad? If you’r...

10 Best Places for High School Study Abroad in Europe in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Did you know that Europe is divided into a whopping 50 countries? That’s perfect for anyone who wants to go on legendary high school Europe trips. Whether you’re looking to learn or get more fluent in a second or third language, seek a higher culture, ...

10 Best Places for High School Study Abroad in Africa in 2018 Published 11 Dec 2017

Want to head off the beaten track and score bazillions of cool points? Make your college application really stand out from the crowd? We’ll let you in on a little secret. Why not consider going to high school abroad in Africa? Now, I know what you’re t...

10 Best Places for High School Abroad in Asia & South Pacific in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Seeing everyone’s travel pics on the gram and feeling some serious FOMO? Can’t convince your parents that you’d like to ditch school to travel the world? Instead of feeling salty about it, try a different tack that might actually work. Why not make eve...

The World's Best Countries to Earn Your Masters Abroad in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

None everyone can pull off being a Master of None like Dev Shah. For the majority of us, to get ahead in the job market, earn that promotion, or get the big bucks, you need to get a masters. If you’ve already decided on that, why not go one step furthe...

10 Best Places to Get Your Masters in the Americas in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Finished your undergrad degree and ready for a new challenge? Instead of heading to the cubicle farm like the rest of your friends, why not take your academic passion to a whole ‘nother level? Going to grad school could be one of the best decisions of ...

10 Best Places to Get Your Masters in Europe in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

For most grad students, study abroad in Europe doesn’t last very long. At least, it may last a few weeks. At most, it may last a year. Are you so hooked that you’d like to stay there forever (well not forever, but at least to the end of your masters in...

7 Best Places to Earn Your Masters Abroad in Africa in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

If you’re thinking about grad school soon, chuck the usual suspects and go rogue. Consider Africa. Yes, you heard me right. Africa. Home to 1.1 billion people, 54 countries, wild beasts galore, and off the beaten track campuses. African universities of...

10 Best Places for Adventure Travel in Europe in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

Tired of a humdrum existence and looking for a real adventure? Why not have European adventures? Explore the wilderness of Iceland, bungee jump off a bridge in Interlaken, or go up, up, and away in a hot air balloon over Cappadocia! With top adventures...

10 Best Places for Adventures in Africa in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

What other continent in the world makes you hanker for soaring mountains, sprawling savannahs, impenetrable jungles, wild animal safaris, chaotic cities, and ancient tribes? Africa, of course! However, Africa is so much more than this stereotypical ima...

10 Best Places for Pan-American Adventure Travel in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

If you’re looking for real adventure time, head to the Americas. Columbus wasn’t wrong when he landed in these parts by mistake and christened it the New World. This region can be neatly categorized as North America, Central America, and South America,...

The World's Most Adventurous Places to Visit in 2018 Published 01 Jan 2018

When you travel, are you more of an all-inclusive resort kind of guy/gal or do you prefer to sign up for a homestay with a local family? Do you take the road less traveled rather than follow the crowd? Would you peek behind the curtain to see the real ...