International students who arrive in the US for the first time, students who are studying abroad in the US and visitors to the US for the Thanksgiving holiday have one thing in common – they want to learn more about how Thanksgiving is celebrated, and how they should spend the holiday. (more…)
Every semester we have the privilege of welcoming interns to our team that represent our core demographic—college students. These interns aren’t fetching coffee; they are helping us navigate the newest social channels, ideate new campaigns to engage our users, spread the word about StudentUniverse on college campuses across the U.S. and inspire our users with blog and social content to help them check the next destination off their bucket list. (more…)
It’s time to book your flights to Asia! Whether you’re flying to China to visit your family, Japan to experience hot springs, or to the silver beaches of Thailand to escape your Winter blues, StudentUniverse has the best deals on flights. Unsure of when to book? Don’t worry, we’ve forecasted the cheapest time to book your flight based on trends we’ve seen. (more…)
For many travelers, it’s finding good, affordable accommodations that can make it difficult to see as much of the world as they would like. While hostels are often significantly cheaper than other accommodation options, the thought of staying in them scares some travelers into spending way more than they need to for a good night’s sleep. Other travelers think that hostels are only for poor college students with rooms that are so basic they are the equivalent of a jail cell. (more…)
Europe is jam-packed with places to see and things to do. With 51 countries to explore it can be tough to choose what city to visit next– we know. But visiting the German city of Dusseldorf is one you do not want to miss!
Dusseldorf is at the center of the Rhine Ruhr area, a bustling network of 53 connected cities–the EU’s third largest market in volume and spending. The city is an international award-winner for its innovative public parks and gardens and ranks #6 on the global list of cities with the highest quality of living. A biker’s paradise, there are 450 miles of bicycle trails all over the Ruhr region. (more…)
Craving for your next adventure? Well look no further! Whether you’re planning a last minute summer trip, or thinking ahead for a journey you want to take in the fall or winter, we’ve got just what you’re looking for AND for a great price! We’re back with a tours last-minute trip deals, saving you an extra 15-20%* off a wide selection of small-group tours. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite trips from each tour type to help you get started! (more…)
Sunburns, endless amounts of sweat, scorching temperatures and sweltering humidity… a few of the things we relate to “Summer”. While summertime may have its perks, there are plenty of reasons to beat the heat in search of cooler weather and a change of scenery. We’ve compiled a list of the top destinations to cool off this summer, all-the-while experiencing awesome attractions and cultures! Average high temperatures of these destinations for June through August fall between 50°F and 75°F (10°C and 24°C), so you’ll rest assured knowing you can comfortably explore these new places. (more…)
Alexis Anthony, The Young, Broke Traveler, spent her spring break traveling solo through South America. As with many travelers, at first she was a little hesitant to travel by herself, but figured she was up for the challenge and took it head on! See why Alexis vows to return to the colorful, ethnic city of Lima, Peru, situated on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
Even if it’s not your first time flying to the US or any other English-speaking country, it can be difficult to understand the language and signage at the airport. Since we love to make our members lives easier, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular phrases used in US airports for you to learn English phrases quickly. Check out this list before you depart and you’ll be guaranteed to have a wonderful international trip! (more…)