What do you get when you mix the beautiful architecture of Europe with the rich cultural traditions of Latin America? You get Buenos Aires, Argentina. Buenos Aires, known as the Paris of the South, is a treasure chest of the most iconic features of France, Italy and South America: neoclassical architecture, intricate sculptures, lively tango dancing and, of course, delectable food. (more…)
Last Fall I had the wonderful opportunity to study abroad in Bradford, England.
While I was there, I was able to explore many places in the UK. Although I loved Bradford, Edinburgh caught my eye and became my favorite destination. Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, is the seventh most populous city in the UK and it attracts over one million visitors a year. It is the birthplace of many attractions that tell the story of how Scotland began. JK Rowling, the famous author of the Harry Potter novels, actually wrote her first novel in a café located in Edinburgh. If you’re an avid reader like I am, you know how exciting it is to see a place where such great inspiration was born. (more…)
91 days, 18 countries, 13 flights, 4 trains, numerous buses, 12 forms of currency, and just one backpack. These numbers give just a quick glimpse into the life of Oscar Garcia, our 2014 Globetrotter of the Year. Oscar traveled to more countries with StudentUniverse than any other traveler in 2014. (more…)
It’s a new year, which means it’s time to start booking your next adventure! While women can travel anywhere in the world—with the right research and planning—there are some destinations where you’ll feel comfortable from the get-go. Whether you’re traveling solo or planning a girls’ getaway, here are 5 destinations that you’ll want to check out: (more…)
If you’re a snow bunny hopping abroad, you’ll probably want to explore some of Europe’s breathtaking ski spots. Student budgets and skiing are not always compatible, so here’s a list of some memorable destinations where you can enjoy the peaks without breaking the bank. (more…)
From its worn cobblestone streets to its centuries of architectural history, Rome, Italy is the ideal backdrop for more than just vacation photos. If you want to be swept away by the Italian capital’s romantic charm—or maybe just channel your inner Audrey Hepburn—visit the landmarks in Rome that make appearances in these (arguably) classic films. (more…)
Hello Summer! I hope you all are excited for Summer as much as I am. All those finals had me stressing like no other! Time for rest, no worries, and much traveling. If you like adventure like me, what better way then to go to Europe. Better yet, backpacking.
Here are 5 tips to get you started on your trip. (more…)