As a student, there are so many options for seeing the world, either internationally or domestically. The way universities think, as well as a lot of others, is that when someone’s worldview is expanded, that person has a better understanding of life outside their own. It makes sense in that during travel, a student or anyone else can see different ways of living, different cultures, different people, and they become a better, more understanding person.
There are so many organizations available to offer their services or advice for different ways to travel, many catering to students wishing to travel. Some allow for single travelers, others offer group travelers as a way to meet people or travel with friends, and many offer great packages and deals for whichever option is chosen. Study abroad programs are also fantastic options for traveling to foreign lands because it’s the best of both worlds; travel and school.
EF College Break is one of the top travel programs offered to students. They offer packages to specific cities or trips that traverse the major areas of Europe Asia and South America. Paris, Italy, Greece, Great Britain, Costa Rica, Japan, almost every country that pull in tourists and offers breathtaking sights, beautiful historical areas, and exciting adventures. There are options to travel with a group, either friends or other students, who can meet online before traveling together so they can get to know each other before going to a foreign country. There are testimonials that attest to the fact that this kind of travel is one of the best ways to go because you meet people that share the same experiences as you and can become life-long friends. Prices vary depending on the length of the trip and the places that are visited but include flights, daily breakfasts, travel guides, accommodations and admissions to landmarks.
Traveling solo, or with a few close friends, is another option for traveling. Deciding to go this way means that you have the freedom to do whatever you want, whenever you want. It’s much easier to decide where to go, when to go and how long to stay when there is not a set itinerary like in study abroad programs or with companies like EF College Break. It can also feel like more of an adventure when there is no set program, but it can also be worrisome for certain people when there is no real plan for travel. Sometimes traveling this way can be cheaper, and other times it can be much more expensive to book travel at the last minute. Airlines and hotels are wanting to book their tickets and rooms as quickly as possible so prices are lower, but some can also take advantage of those who need to book with them so they bump up their prices.
For study abroad programs with universities, a student doesn’t have to take the time off school to travel or try and fit the traveling during breaks. Instead, classes are taken when the student prefers and travel to other cities or countries can be done on all the other days. This way ensures housing, meal plans, and tuition, so prices can be a little higher than just travel. Often times, the price includes weekend excursions to other cities and admission to local attractions. Students can sign up for the same program as their friends or can travel solo and meet new friends that are in the same situation as them.
Different people enjoy different ways of travel, but there is always a way to see the world for everyone, student or otherwise. Companies like EF College Breaks recognize the desire to travel in students and they use that to their advantage, allowing students to travel on their own terms. Study abroad programs enable students to continue their education while also seeing far corners of the world and traveling solo or without a specific program gives a unique perspective to different cultures