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Travel Hacks: How to Score Cheap Flights for Students

Operating on a student budget means succumbing to the pop-tarts, popcorn, and ramen diet every once in awhile (yeah, mom, I lied about eating my vegetables). You’re no stranger to scrimping, scraping, and saving every single one of those student coupon books, or taking advantage of flashing that perfectly laminated student I.D. around to save a buck here and there— so, why should travel be any different? It shouldn’t! So save that money and spend it on something else because we’re here to help you get some cheap international flights. Read More

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#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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Top 9 Road Trip Ideas for College Students

How many hours did you spend in college listening to lectures, studying, writing papers, and taking tests? More than you could count, right? It’s time for some leisure. The main point of college is learning. Learning, however, is not limited to books and classes. It’s all about experience. It’s time to add some fun to that experience, right?! Read More

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5 Ways to Make Money while Backpacking

Backpacking around the world is one of the most exciting things you can do. At the same time, there’s a practical limitation: How do you fund your travels?

You can surely stockpile enough money before heading out on your grand adventure, but that’s not the only way. Many people pay for their trips by working while traveling, and you can do the same. Want to see how to make money while backpacking? Here are five great options to look into.
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10 Things You Should Do on a Gap Year

It might seem disingenuous to try and offer a definitive list of what you should do on a gap year, as the whole point of backpacking is to see the world your way. Still, you need some kind of plan before you jet off, right? Read More

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Top 5 Things to Do in New Zealand’s South Island

New Zealand is an incredibly beautiful country and Auckland is an incredibly amazing city. However, once you leave the city life of the North Island and head south, you’ll soon find yourself questioning why you spent so much time in the city.  New Zealand’s South Island is easily rated the more beautiful of the two islands. Read More