These are a few resources that you may find valuable as you prepare for your adventures abroad, whether for academic or personal reasons.
Student Universe – offers travel discounts for students and a special discount for SMCM students.
STA Travel Deposit Program – offers travel discounts for students and a program that allows students traveling on University-sponsored programs to pay only a $49 deposit for their flight and then the remaining amount only 7 days before departure.
Lonely Planet guides are great for the novice to the experienced travel. They offer tips for housing, great restaurants, various tours available and so much more. They are a must for anyone looking to truly experience a country.
Glimpse is a nonprofit organization and magazine supported in part by National Geographic Society. Glimpse offers stories, photos and travel tips from students and young people just like you studying, traveling and living abroad. They offer stories from those that have traveled abroad as well as great resources for the travel-minded individual.
Let’s Go Guides are written by students for students. They discuss all of the ways to travel on a budget. Everything from hostels to restaurants to walking tours are discussed at length. They are a great resource for those looking to travel like a local and on a budget.
The ISIC Card – the only UNESCO endorsed, globally recognized, form of Student ID is now also a MasterCard © prepaid card. If you are a full-time student and at least 12 years of age, the ISIC is your passport to loads of savings on airfare, accommodation, sightseeing, food, shopping and much more. Over 40,000 discounts available!
A membership with Hostelling International will give you access to discounted stays at hostels around the world. The Hostelling International website is also a great resource in searching for clean, safe hostels in the cities and countries you are traveling.
Anyone thinking about traveling in Europe for more than a few days should consider purchasing a rail pass. These are flexible and allows students to be able to travel to multiple countries in a short period of time. They are also economical and offer the greatest benefit for the lowest price.