How to See Oxford, England for Less Than £100

Whether you fantasize about Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia and sharing a pint at The Eagle and the Child, romanticize the idea of studying in the hallowed halls of one of the world’s oldest and most revered universities, or are lured by punting and picnics along the River Cherwell, a trip to England is rarely complete without visiting the Dreaming Spires of Oxford—trust me, I remember the excitement of my first visit! Read More

Fly for Less: Help Us Celebrate StudentUniverse’s 15th Birthday!

May 30th is our birthday here at StudentUniverse! As part of the celebration, four of our airline partners have given us birthday gifts to pass along to YOU, our guests, who have made the last 15 years so great. Help us celebrate all these years of wonderful service by taking advantage of huge discounts and entering to win big. Read More

How to Deal with Culture Shock while Abroad

Whether it’s for a semester abroad, or a short-term vacation, when you step foot in a new country or city for the first time, there is always a deep feeling of unfamiliarity. This is known as “culture shock” and is experienced by anyone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture or way of life. In the blink of an eye, you are thrown into a new environment where life is lived and viewed a bit differently, which can leave you with so many mixed emotions. These emotions are completely normal and I can tell you how to deal with culture shock while you’re abroad. Read More

South Pacific Region: The Pros and Cons

Offering surreal surf destinations, exhilarating adventures and breathtaking views, it is no surprise that the Land Down Under has become a hotspot for semester abroad students. International exchange students are swapping one English speaking country for another and are choosing to indulge in vegemite sandwiches from the carefree nation which brings us endless options for new experiences. Australia and its surrounding neighbors of the South Pacific region are at the top of the list for thrill-seeking students. Read More

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Work Abroad: Is it a Good Fit for You?

So you’re stuck at a crossroads. Maybe you’ve just graduated high school, and you’re unsure which college (if any) is right for you. Maybe you’ve just graduated college, and you’re having a difficult time with your job search.

Have you ever considered taking time to see the world? Read More

11 Tips To Know Before College

As a recent college graduate (as of this past Saturday, May 16th *tears*), I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the ups and downs of the last four years. Between the crazy parties, stressful papers and exams, unforgettable memories and the lifelong friends, looking back there are many things I wish I knew as a freshman. Read More

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Semester at Sea: The Pros and Cons

Semester at Sea is arguably the most comprehensive study abroad program available to students today. The nonstop travel from country to country and constant exposure to new cultures is both daunting and exhilarating. Whether you’re already a seasoned traveler or have never ventured outside of the United States, this program is guaranteed to test your limits and leave you more competent and confident than you were before. That being said, the program certainly comes with its ups and downs, and I’ve put together a list of the pros and cons of Semester at Sea: Read More

What to Read on Your Summer Adventure, By Trip Type

As you get ready for your summer adventure, one of the big questions is always how to pass time on a flight, train or bus ride. Often, what book to download (or purchase) is one of the last things we think of while packing.

Don’t worry, we have compiled the top reads for your upcoming adventure. Whether you’re into fiction or nonfiction, mystery, memoirs or beyond, we have books to appeal to bookworms, or casual beach readers (with links for easy purchase, of course). We’ve even organized the top reads by trip type, so whether your next trip is backpacking, a beach getaway, adventure travel, a road trip or study abroad experience, you can find inspiration here. Read More

Jetset Around South America on a Backpacker’s Budget

South America is the newest destination for backpackers who want a different experience than the traditional European route. With some of the best natural wonders and authentic cultures in the world, you’ll want to experience this up-and-coming continent firsthand. One of the biggest perks of traveling to South America is that it’s affordable! Check out our itinerary for a cheap way to explore Peru and Colombia on a backpacker’s budget, plus save an extra $30 off intra-Latin flights. Read More