One of the most exciting times in your life will likely be when you’re a student. While you will have some of the stresses of adulthood like bills and other responsibilities, you likely don’t have all of the obligations that often come along with being a full-fledged adult. Because of this, you have the freedom to do almost anything with your time, money, and life. For many students, this freedom often typifies itself in the desire to travel and see the world. But if you’re a student who’s a little nervous about this prospect, either due to personal anxieties or financial woes, you may think that traveling the world isn’t a possibility for you. So to help you find ways that you can make your adventure dreams come true, here are three tips for traveling abroad while you’re a student.
Set Up Alerts For Your Top Destinations
When money’s an issue, like it is for many students who are interested in travel, it’s important that you’re always on your game and seeking out great deals or discounts. To help you do this is a more passive manner, so that you can give your studies and other responsibilities your full attention, Lisa Iannucci, a contributor to Travel Pulse, suggests that you set up alerts for the destinations that you’re most interested in visiting. With these alerts in place, you’ll be informed when deals come up on flights or other travel accommodations. This can help you save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on travel while you’re a student.
Talk To Someone Who’s Been There
If you’re wanting to visit a country or city that maybe doesn’t have the best reputation for safety, you—and your parents or loved ones—might be a bit apprehensive about making these plans come into fruition. To help build your confidence in this arena, AirTreks.com advises that you try to find someone who has been there so you can ask them questions and get the lowdown on what it’s actually like to visit there. Depending on where you’re currently going to school, you might be able to find a fellow student who’s either lived there or visited there and could give you some pointers on how to prepare and be safe when traveling there.
Choose Trains Over Planes
If the country you’re wanting to visit isn’t connected to your present country by land, you’re likely going to have to take a flight to get to your destination. But once you’ve made it to this country, Isabel Leong, a contributor to the Huffington Post, recommends that you use a train or railway system over flying to other close countries along your trip. Not only will this save you money, but it will also give you a great view of the entire country that you otherwise would miss if by just flying above it all.
If you’re wanting to travel as a student, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you make the most of your available time.