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Life on a Budget – Shoestring Travel for Students

By Feb 15, 2017 May 17th, 2017 No Comments

If you’re studying, the chances are good that you have to be careful when it comes to spending your cash. Life as a student can be rough and with so many pubs to visit and so much craft beer to drink, saving up some extra cheese for travel can be a massive ask for even the most responsible of us! Luckily, globe trotting doesn’t always have to leave you broke.

Here are some of the best student travel websites and apps to visit to get the dopest deal possible!

This is a website that you simply have to check out! Not only does it offer some incredible deals for students (you can buy a return ticket to Rome for just R5490 and a return ticket to Phuket for just R5040!), but it also provides you with the opportunity to consider working abroad during your gap year. From au pairing in the Netherlands to teaching English in Thailand, the choice is yours!

Lastly, you can also take full advantage of some package tour deals. These tours are updated regularly, so if there isn’t anything cool at the moment, check back in a few days and you just might find your dream holiday advertised at a price to die for!

Flights by StudentUniverse

This is a pretty sweet app that allows you to book discount student flights from anywhere in the world. According to the developers, the app makes it possible for you to save up to 50% on your tickets! You also get some cool deals on hotels, so you can save some money there too. The best news? The app works on both iPhone and Android and is free to download.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on either one of the aforementioned platforms, you can always turn to Travelstart assistance. This website makes it easy to find the cheapest possible flights online as it compares all of the currently existing fares from all airlines. Pretty awesome whether you’re a student or not!

As the old saying goes, “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get out there and see what the rest of the world has to offer! Now that you know you can afford it, there really isn’t anything left standing in your way.

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