When people think of Johannesburg (Joburg, as the locals say), they think about the danger and criminal reputation that hangs over the city. Some are willing to risk a night in the city on their way to Kruger or the rest of South Africa. But once people get there, they find a completely different side to the city. Many are often convinced to stay longer. There is a plethora of reasons for why you should plan to stay longer than one night in Joburg! Here are a few things to do in Johannesburg that really stuck out to us.
“It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels.” – Heinz Stucke
No pun intended. It was something similar to the idea expressed in the line above that made me click the link on the StudentUniverse website and apply for a 9-day trip cycling in Taiwan. Even though I thought it sounded like a great opportunity, I have to admit that I was far from even dreaming I would win. I didn’t even know where Taiwan was on the map! My sister convinced me to do it.
With the start of a new year, it can be tough to take on everything on your to-do list all by yourself. Between school, work, and everything else life throws at you, sometimes you could use a little help. Thankfully, our mobile marketing strategist has put together a list of 10 best mobile apps to help you get the most out of your new year. From helping you stay on a new diet, to keeping organized and even keep up with new trends, there’s something for every student on this list. Let us know which one you find most useful! Read More
The transition from college to the real world is a difficult time for many post-grads. Between figuring out how to file taxes, paying rent and cooking nutritional food, adulting can be a whirlwind of lifestyle changes. Switching to the 9-5 lifestyle leaves little time for those usual college activities such as mid-day naps, midnight pizza—and sadly, travel. During college there was ample time to travel however, the real world reality is that most entry-level jobs have two weeks vacation time. Two weeks make college winter break seem like forever.
For over a hundred years, more than 1.5 million visitors have traveled to DC each Spring to admire the cherry blossoms that bloom on 3,000+ trees across three park locations around DC: the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park, in East Potomac Park (Hains Point), and on the grounds of the Washington Monument.
Winning the Contest
I had just gotten to the gym when I got the email from StudentUniverse saying, “You’re going to Taiwan!” It was a complete shock. I turned to my mother and said I was setting off for a new adventure in less than six months. I won the Fly N’ Bike Taiwan contest and would be cycling in Taiwan.