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Whether you want to backpack across Europe or take a road trip from coast to coast in the United States, student travel has become a popular experience many people take before plunging into their careers. Some even take a year off in the midst of schooling for a break traveling abroad.
Sounds expensive, right? Fortunately, there are many options for student travel, including discounts on airfare, tours, rail passes, and accommodations. Simply contact any student travel agency or online student travel web site for information on how you can receive these highly prized discounts.
The first thing many students think of when they're traveling abroad are accommodations, that is, hotels. Hotels can be incredibly expensive for anyone, especially students. However, there are alternatives to hotels that many students not only find incredibly affordable, but also a way of enriching their travel experience.
Youth hostels are incredibly popular amongst students traveling abroad. More like a dormitory than a hotel, students may rent a bed and share a bathroom with other peers seeking adventure. It's a wonderful way to make new friends and learn about other cultures while exploring a new region.
Hostels are found all over the world. Doing a simple online search, we found hostels all over Europe, the U.S., Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, China and even Jerusalem. Anywhere you want to go, you will most likely locate a youth hostel for budget friendly accommodations.
Discounted accommodations and flights are wonderful for those on a budget, but what about those who can't afford to travel at all? There are several travel grants offered by various organisations that will pay for you to have a life-changing adventure as long as you report back to them about your travels and send photographs chronicling your journeys. As long as you have a mission during your trip, you are eligible for some of these travel grants. For example, some students bicycle around South America, making films about their experiences to promote tolerance for other cultures.
Even if you aren't selected for such an exciting grant, there are still ways to have a wonderful trip on a tight budget. Do your research and find free things to do once you reach your destination. Seek out student discounts for museums, restaurants, and other sights. Don't miss out due to a lack of money. Do your research and find a way to make it happen.