‘Travel’ Posts

How to Travel Abroad on a Budget

Traveling offers students the chance to broaden their horizons and experience new cultures. It is one thing to read about a culture or a particular world landmark and another to see it up close and in person. Budget difficulties hold many potential travelers back, however, as they begin to add up costs associated with flights, ...

Why You Should Study Abroad in College

More people regret the things they didn’t do more than the things they actually did.  While there are certainly flaws to this statement, it tends to hold true when talking about studying abroad (and a few other instances pertaining to college). I wouldn’t be surprised if many of you have already started planning a study abroad ...

7 Tips for Becoming an ESL Teacher

Teaching English as a second language (or foreign language) is a great career path for many majors, including English, communications, global relations, foreign languages, sociology, and journalism, but also a fun short-term job for anybody with the travel bug. Whether you’re doing it as a long-term career or as a way to fund your travels, ...

5 Tips for Planning Summer Travels

Summer is all about leaving your troubles behind and relaxing as far away from “ordinary” as possible, right? For some, that’s the backyard; for others, that’s Thailand. If you’re preparing to travel during your summer break, there are a lot of variables to consider when making your plans. Check out these tips before finalizing your ...

5 Ways to Spend Your Summer Vacation

If there’s one thing you’re going to miss most of all once you graduate from college, it’s probably going to be your summers off. Even though plenty of us take classes or work, there’s nothing like having a nice three-month break from monotony every year, so you might as well take advantage of it while ...

Life on the Road: The Ups and Downs of Freelancing

On a 24-hour train from Hong Kong to Beijing, I made about $100 on board that smelly, electricity-and-internet-free compartment. Let me tell you something, that money goes a long way in Asia. While I couldn’t technically access my invoice on Ballpark or submit it for payment, I was able to complete a project, from start ...

Planning a Vacation? Try Couchsurfing

For college students, travelling abroad during summer vacations is an almost necessary experience. It’s one of the few times in your life that you can spend your summer free from responsibility, and are able to go to far-away places for months at a time. But, the paradox is that college students are also not famous ...

How to Buy the Right Bike for You

In the market for a new bike? We’ve got you covered. Getting around on a college budget can be rough. One of the most cost-effective forms of transportation is riding a bike; one initial investment can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars that would otherwise be spent on gas or bus fare. Plus ...

Don’t Do These 5 Things When Studying Abroad

Before you pack your suitcases, it can be easy to idealize the life you’re going to live in Paris, Rome, or Beijing, but the reality is, once you land in your new temporary home abroad, you can quickly become intimidated by the reality of living in a new place. It’s easy to fall into the ...