Cycling in Taiwan: Fly N’ Bike Contest

I could not believe it when I received the email that I had won StudentUniverse’s Fly N’ Bike Taiwan contest. Without any hesitation, I accepted! Six months later, I hopped on a thirteen hour flight headed for Taiwan. I had done very little research about the country. Friends told me what to eat while I was there, and that was about all I knew upon arrival! I had no concept of what the cycling would entail. Every moment was a surprise! I experienced a constant sensory overload that I’ve never experienced anywhere else in the world.

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6 Ways Writing Can Change Your Travel Experience

Traveling the world is not that simple. Many of us wish it, but few of us actually accomplish it. It is out of the ordinary for a person to have a fixed job and be able to explore the world at the same time. Most people desire security, and they prefer having a nine to five instead of backpacking. And that is completely understandable. What most people don’t think about is that there is actually a way to do both: work and travel. Doesn’t that sound perfect? Writing is the missing link between the two. Travel writing is the perfect way to earn money as you travel.

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The Secret to an Easier Study Abroad Experience

So you just signed up for a study abroad program. As you count down the months, weeks, and days until you land in Paris, Tokyo, or wherever your destination is, you find yourself getting simultaneously nervous and excited. It’s natural to feel this way, however, you don’t want nerves to prevent you from fully enjoying the experience once you’re overseas. We have the simple secret to an easier study abroad experience.

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Student Deals Guide

By now you may already know that StudentUniverse goes big for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Between the two days, we will be offering 16 discounts on top of the already discounted fares for students and youth sold on our site. The flight discounts will be for up to an additional $200/off. While some deals will run for the full 8am- 12am ET promotion period on November 24 and November 27, redemptions will be limited so sign up now to get first dibs on our Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals! Read More

Best Restaurants and Pubs in Dublin for Students

Dublin is the perfect city to spend a weekend in. From the churches, museums, to a fine pint of Guinness, you are guaranteed to have fun in this city! You may have heard some rumors of the city being pretty expensive, but it’s not an expensive trip if you know what restaurants in Dublin the locals go to for cheap and delicious food and drinks! Here’s the perfect way to spend your 48 hours in Dublin:

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10 Reasons Why Travel is the Best Education

Traveling abroad teaches you so many life lessons that you won’t receive sitting in a hard chair in a classroom. There are endless things to see, people to talk to, and food to eat. Curriculum is crucial, but the lessons learned through traveling the world are unmatched. After having the opportunity to travel around the world, I’ve discovered 10 reasons why travel is the best education.  Read More

10 Affordable Volunteer Abroad Destinations

A great way to spend a summer or spring break is to volunteer abroad. You get to see the world while doing good and gaining valuable experience for your resume. But when you’re on a limited student budget, traveling can sometimes seem unattainable.

The good news is your bank account doesn’t have to take a major hit simply because you want to travel and make a difference. All you need is an affordable volunteer organization and a low-cost volunteer abroad destination where you can make your money last. Here are ten places to consider:

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How to Find the Best Restaurants in Any City

One of the hardest things to do with a big group of people is decide where to eat. Everyone has different opinions, nobody wants to be responsible if it turns out to be bad, and typically, nobody wants to step up to make a decision. By following these nine steps, I guarantee you’ll be able to find the best restaurants in any city. 

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