Boston: Must-sees & Activities #happyplace

7-29-2013 3-01-42 PMBoston is a walking city!  Unless there is a blizzard or it is ridiculously humid outside nobody should be using public transport.  It is also a great city for students – both local and international alike.  Most sites and attractions offer student discounts while some shops will also give a discount to ISIC cardholders (see ISIC for details).

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Roadtrips & Sunsets

Driving through Montana. Peter behind the wheels

Driving through Montana. Peter behind the wheels

“Is it true that Montana has more cows than people”?  Our Chinese friend, Qiong, was testing our knowledge of the state that we were travelling through. We were 5 international students in the car, from all over the world, on a roadtrip across the US. We hadn’t known each other before this trip. Peter, from Austria, had posted a forum for people to join in him on his road trip. The rest of us were people who had jumped in at the chance. Read More

London on a Budget

60-london-englandIn terms of world cities, it doesn’t get more cosmopolitan than London. It is the world’s most visited city and is home to dozens of famous landmarks, museums, and heritage sites. However, you don’t have to be financially rich in order to enjoy this culturally rich metropolis. By carefully planning your itinerary, you too can enjoy London for less.

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The Staycation: Low on Cost, High on Fun

IMG_0780There’s nothing quite like the feeling of traveling abroad, but what about those days when your bank balance won’t permit a lengthy journey? The answer may lie in a “staycation”, a ridiculous word with a great concept. By budgeting correctly and making smart financial decisions, you too can embark on a staycation and have a fantastic travel experience in your own hometown for a negligible amount of money.

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Travelers's Guide to Hitchhiking

Young travellerWhen it comes to traveling, did you know you can actually travel at no cost to you? Instead of booking a flight and flying or even driving out yourself, if you are the loner type, you can actually hitchhike and find a place to stay at no cost to you. It can actually be safe to hitchhike and you will be saving money at the same time. Here are some ways to travel at no cost by hitchhiking and ways to find a place to stay without paying a dime out of pocket.

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Tips on Visiting German Castles

neuschwansteinWell we did it!  My current travel companion and I made it to Marienbrücke (Mary’s Bridge) and were rewarded with this stunning view of Schloss Neuschwanstein.  The castle is located in Southern Germany in the Schwangau region of the country and is nestled among the hills at the foot of the Alps.  After taking a morning tour of Schloss Hohenschwangau (the summer residence of King Ludwig II of Bavaria), we made the trek up to Neuschwanstein on foot.  The frustrations that might surface when walking up such a steep incline in the summer heat are quickly abated by the surrounding views of the Bavarian landscape.

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The Benefits of Being a Student in Germany


No tuition fees

Germany is famous for granting the students, native and foreign the right to free undergraduate education. However, as an exchange student, especially if you come from one of the developed countries in EU, there is an application process.  Once the university has selected you, you must pay the mandatory fees each semester.  Fees include: Enrollment/Confirmation fee, Semester Contribution fee, and Administrative fees. Read More

Happy Hour Sale May 16th!

Looking to experience the adventure of a lifetime? For one day only StudentUniverse is offering an additional 25% off four select tours. Check the Happy Hour Salepage starting at 10am (EST) on May 16, 2013 for the revealing and your chance to book. Whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation or immersion in a local culture, these tours are sure to exceed all expectations.  You only live once so take advantage of the opportunity to see the world from a new perspective while you can! Read More