StudentUniverse Travel Services utilizes long-standing relationships with airlines to negotiate discounted airfare deals for students and youth traveling as a group of 10 or more as part of faculty-led programs and educational, study abroad and volunteer trips. Due to long-standing, direct relationships with airlines, we're able to negotiate the best rates for clients and provide both customized and flexible travel packages.
StudentUniverse sends hundreds of thousands of student travelers around the world every year.
Groups turn to StudentUniverse to book their travel for a number of reasons:
- The deals they receive are better than deals the general public has access to
- Everyone in the group is booked onto the same flight and pays the same price
- Students are not required to hold special ID cards—StudentUniverse membership is free
- Group payment technology allows each traveler to make individual payments directly through StudentUniverse
Offering special group airfares and tour packages for destinations all over the world for students, youth, and faculty members.
Whether you're traveling for recruitment, meetings, alumni events or any other business need, a dedicated travel specialist can help you get the best rate possible.
Looking for a guided tour with multiple stopovers or help planning a trip around the world? We’re here to help.
Even if you don't have a group of 10 or more traveling on the same itinerary, we can still help and provide you with a customized experience.
Meet the Team
Vice President, Travel Services
Brad brings nearly 25 years of student and group travel experience to the Travel Services department. Before joining StudentUniverse, he worked for a large student tour operator, negotiating airline prices and seat allocations for hundreds of thousands of students. Recently, Brad returned home to Boston after living and working for several years in Switzerland, where he learned to make a mean rösti.
Director of Operations, Travel Services
Karoline grew up in western Massachusetts and is a first generation American with family roots in Ecuador. Her unique upbringing includes learning Spanish at home while attending a Polish Catholic School for grades K-8. She has 12 years of experience working for EF Education in Boston and in Switzerland and loves to travel whenever she can.
Director, Travel Services
Eric has worked in the student travel business for a decade (makes him sound older than he really is). Back in those ye olde days, plane tickets could be handwritten on paper, and the internet was still ‘new’. Since then, he’s been hopping from one continent to the next, while helping others do the same.
Crista has been a part of the Travel Services team for six years, and has been with StudentUniverse for a decade. She worked as part of our customer care team before transitioning over to travel services. Crista graduated from Lasell College, located in Newton, MA, with a B.S. in Hospitality Management. Crista has been traveling internationally since she was 2, a few of her favorite places are London, Italy and San Diego.
Business Development Manager
Ilse recently joined the Travel Services team. She’s a Seattle native that caught the travel bug at age 6, and has had many international escapades since. Lately, more thrilling adventures include ice swimming in Finland, hiking in Northern Ireland, and scootering through Cambodia. After studying International Politics and French at the University of Montana, Ilse spent a year teaching English to elementary students (and drinking delicious red wine) in Southern France. In her free time she likes to experiment in the kitchen and enjoy the sunshine outdoors!
Jason joined StudentUniverse in 2014. He brings 16 years of travel, customer service and management experience to our team. From 2005-2013 Jason worked abroad in Amsterdam, Netherlands as Operations Manager and Global Recruitment Coordinator at Booking.com. When he is not at work, he loves to travel the world any opportunity he gets, with Asia and Egypt being at the top of his list. In his spare time, Jason enjoys cooking and entertaining family and friends.
Wendy joined the travel services team at StudentUniverse in 2016 and is based in Washington state. She brings nearly 20 years of travel industry experience to the team. Prior to joining StudentUniverse, she worked at large student travel company managing the Air and Ticketing Department for 12 years. She also worked for Alaska Airlines for several years in Seattle, WA. Wendy loves to travel anywhere with sunshine and beaches. She spends as much of her spare time as possible at the lake cabin on Priest Lake, Idaho.
William joined the travel services team at StudentUniverse in 2016. He brings five years of leisure and corporate travel experience with him to StudentUniverse, the most recent of which was at FCm Travel Solutions, one of the world’s leading corporate travel management providers. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Will is a diehard Jacksonville Jaguars fan. In his free time, Will enjoys cooking new recipes and collecting vintage sneakers.
Candice Chen joined StudentUniverse as a Travel Specialist in 2016. She relocated to Boston from Taiwan when she perused her Master's Degree in Integrated Marketing & Communication at Emerson College. She fell in love with the travel industry when she joined it a year ago. Candice also runs her own side business as a bridal makeup consultant & stylist on the weekends. In her spare time, Candice likes to watch TV series, like puppy photos on Instagram, and explore good coffee/dining spots in Boston.