Start Early, Travel More!

Student life is probably the best phase of anyone’s life with the right balance of knowledge, discipline and a whole of fun. It is when you will learn the most – not just in classes but more if you go out and interact with the world. You have enough time besides your classes and assignments to yourself to indulge in co-curricular activities as well, and nothing beats the impact of travel – meeting new people, learning new skills, learning how to communicate with different types of personalities, finding new ways of having fun – it is an incredible thing to do!

So why not hit the road while you are still in college and not yet burdened by professional life or deadlines? Having a student routine makes it easier to plan travels since you already have a context of what to expect for the year – workloads, assignments, exam schedules. Not only that, travelling as a student has a lot of perks as well – and you can claim concessions for travel, accommodation in certain hostels and even hotels, and even at a few stores.

Surfers in the Pacific ocean at the beach at Lima, Peru

From exclusive student travel insurance to hotels, airlines to restaurants and even some stores offer concessions for students. If you plan your travels smartly, you can cut down expenses as well as enjoy a much more vivid experience of the destination. Head on to impromptu routes (you can do this even if you are a planned vacation and decide to go off course), book local homestays for accommodation, hit up the street food stalls, avail local transport – and you are in for the trip your of lifetime!

If you travelling, ensure that you get yourself a travel insurance. This holds true for travellers and tourists of all ages – whether you are a student or not. Nowadays, one can easily buy travel insurance online from a host of financial companies.

One thing you should be wary of is the place where you are staying. Ensure that the accommodation you choose fits all your requirements – no matter what they are, especially all your security concerns. Getting the right accommodation can make all the difference to your trip. It is advisable to check well-rated places with good reviews from guests. You need the perfect place to hang your boots after an exciting day. And, if you are staying with the locals, they can also be the perfect guides for a genuine local experience.

A travel insurance comes in handy in many ways. From covering for the loss of your personal belongings to medical expenses and even travel-related disasters. Medical cover from a travel insurance can come in handy in case of unexpected illnesses or accidents. If it is a small illness, you can pay the costs out of your pockets and reimburse the expenses later. Even in case of some pre-existing illnesses, you can be covered for your medical expenses while you are abroad. Studying abroad typically requires you to stay away at least for a couple of years. It is a good idea to be protected with an ideal student insurance that covers multiple aspects like travel related disasters, the presence of assistance in multiple countries and flexible plans for premium payments and policy period.

Sunrise from Incahuasi island Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

If you are studying in the UK and somewhere in Europe like France, Netherlands or Sweden, US/Canada, or even down in New Zealand, you have a world of destinations around you waiting to be explored – right from the Eiffel Tower to the Yellowstone National Park and the Northern/Southern Lights!

View of the Skytower from Mt Eden in Auckland, New Zealand

Don’t think too much! We know you want to, so just pack your bags and start planning the journey that you will cherish for years to come!

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Pritha Mukherjee

Pritha Mukherjee

Pritha loves exploring the world on her own terms, and loves to be lost amidst breathtaking visuals and intriguing sounds. With a bucket list ranging from eating an ice-cream atop the Himalayas to owning her own cafe, she is forever ready for a good joke and an animal to take home.
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