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GoOverseas.com Connects Internet Users with Volunteer, Study, and Teaching Programs Abroad
A global leader in volunteer, study, and teaching opportunities abroad, GoOverseas.com launches their new website.
By: Andrew Dunkle
Each listing includes information about the program as well as user generated ratings and reviews. Each organization represented on GO! Overseas has the opportunity to verify itself as a legally registered and established company through a comprehensive validation process.
Each year millions of people go overseas to join study, volunteer or teaching programs. Interested persons are confronted with a myriad of choices and it can often be difficult to find reliable and accurate information about the legitimacy of programs. With the continued growth in global travel, this issue is expected to grow in significance in the coming years. GO! Overseas has sought to solve this problem by developing a Yelp style website which contains thousands of independent, user generated ratings and reviews. Additionally, GO! Overseas provides all listed programs with the option to independently verify the legitimacy of their program. This verification system involves rigorous background checking, confirmation of legal registration within countries of operation, among other factors. This allows users to extensively research programs and make fully informed and educated decisions when choosing a program. Says President and founder Mitch Gordon, “Finding a reputable program abroad can be a challenging and stressful experience. With user generated ratings and reviews, our users can select programs with confidence. GO! Overseas is the Yelp of study, volunteer and teaching programs around the world.”
The website also serves as a global hub for a wide variety of content related to studying, volunteering or teaching abroad. Senior Editor Andrew Dunkle is enthusiastic about the content featured on the website: “Editing our regularly updated content is an exciting part of my job. We have great writing and scholarship contests on the website, which have seen extraordinarily high levels of participation. I’m continually amazed by the quality of content submitted by the GO! Overseas community”.
The company offers a large number of scholarships for both study and volunteer programs. Users submit writing samples that are carefully reviewed by GO! Overseas staff. All winning submissions are featured on the website, along with articles written by professional contributors to the site. Mr. Dunkle commented on the amount of useful information on the website, “The site has become the hub for anyone in the world interested in volunteering, studying or teaching abroad. We know our thousands of users will be pleased with this most recent website update.”
The GO! Overseas staff is an impressive group, with extensive global credentials. Staff members participate in regular trips to research programs all over the world. Mr. Gordon believes this is an important part of the company culture and benefits of working at GO! Overseas. As the company has expanded, the management team has insisted on keeping the successful website true to its roots: “Our mission statement has always been to provide users with information they can use to make fully informed and educated decisions as they choose a volunteer, study or teaching abroad program. We will never change our core values.”
With all of the information on the website, most users agree the most useful features are the comprehensive program listings, together with the user generated ratings and reviews. “With the global explosion in programs abroad, its become progressively more difficult for people to be certain they are choosing a reputable program. GO! Overseas has effectively solved this problem; it’s something we all believe in”, said Mr. Gordon, “We’
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http://www.gooverseas.com is the social network connecting global citizens with study, volunteer and teaching abroad opportunities around the world. Every day, thousands of users find volunteer, study and teach abroad programs through GoOverseas.com. Each program listing includes user generated ratings and reviews. All listed programs have the opportunity to apply for the independent GO! Overseas verification procedure, noted on each program page with the patented medallion. The wider GO! Overseas community includes regular articles, a blogging community, forums, travel related writing contests and scholarship opportunities. Join the global community at GoOverseas.com
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