For Chinese international students, traveling back to school involves more than just books and classes – it involves finding a cheap flight to get back to campus. By traveling to the States in July versus August, Chinese students can achieve two goals – they can take advantage of one of the best seasons to explore America while also saving hundreds of dollars by traveling before peak season. Read More
While many youth from other parts of the world, like the UK, are very familiar with the “gap year” travel concept and work months to save up the funds to travel around the world between high school and college or college and full-time employment, travel unfortunately does not seem to be as high of a priority for many in the US.
There are approximately 21 million college students in the U.S. The vast majority of these future leaders went straight from high school to college. A lot of them will go on to immediately apply to graduate school, or go into full-time employment, once they graduate. While British youth are very familiar with the “gap year travel” concept and work months to save up the funds to travel around the world between high school and college or college and full-time employment, many Americans fear having any gaps in their resume. Coupled with that is the fact that an alarming 62% of Americans do not even hold a passport, according to the U.S. Department of State.
Every year we take some time to sit down with our user who visits the most countries that year, our “Globetrotter of the Year,” to hear more about their adventures. Last year it was Oscar Garcia, who visited 18 countries (via 13 flights and 4 trains) as part of a 91 day trip. This year it was Jillian Krisinger, who visited 15 countries with StudentUniverse as part of three trips in 2015.
Globetrotters, we hope you had some great adventures in 2015 and are starting to plan some new ones for 2016!
If you need inspiration on where to travel next, how to travel on the cheap, travel hacks and fun facts, be sure to bookmark this blog (if you haven’t already) and sign up to receive emails when new posts go live. As we get ready to ring in 2016, we took a look back on our most-read, best travel blogs of 2015 – if you haven’t had a chance to read them, now would be a good time to get caught up!
We provided you some inspiration on how to celebrate the holidays in Europe, we’ve given you the top 10 New Year’s destinations and we’ve even created a Pinterest board to show you what New Year’s Eve celebrations look like around the world. So, are you planning to ring in the New Year in a new corner of the world this year? Or, maybe you’re just curious what will be going on around the world as the clock strikes midnight?
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