Cycling in Taiwan: Fly N’ Bike Reflection

“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.

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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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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


Spring Break Bingo Contest Winner

It was once said by my favorite author, Paulo Coelho, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.” Ever since I was a child I wanted to explore this world to see what’s out there. Luckily, thanks to StudentUniverse, I won a life-changing free spring break trip from the Spring Break Bingo Contest!  Read More


#MyChinaExperience Contest Winners

StudentUniverse teamed up with Cathay Pacific Airways to make the #MyChinaExperience contest possible! The rules? If you’ve been to China, tell us about your experience. If you haven’t been, tell us what you would do on your free trip to China. After receiving hundreds of submissions, we had to choose just one winner which was nearly impossible with the amount of touching entries we received.
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Through the Heart of Asia by Bicycle

StudentUniverse in collaboration with the Taiwan Tourism Bureau offered me the opportunity to travel and bike 900 kilometers around the vast land of Taiwan.  The experience was absolutely mind boggling and so surreal that looking back it only felt like a dream.  Definitely one of the craziest challenges I’ve ever approached. This is a tale of 16 players, 9 cities, and one grand adventure. Read More