How to Travel on a Budget: College Edition

Traveling as a poor college student may seem extremely unrealistic, but it is possible! Here are some ways to offset costs if you want to see the world and immerse yourself in other cultures. College travel is something you should definitely look into!

Studying abroad through your college or university is a great way to travel, and family members and friends are more likely to donate to your travel fund if it is for educational purposes. Many schools offer fundraisers and grants or scholarships for students interested in a study abroad program.

Another great way to travel is to join in on a mission or service trip. This is an excellent resume-builder for future employers post-graduation.

Starting a GoFundMe page could also reduce costs. Encourage friends and family members to share your fundraiser page on their social media sites. Working a part-time job might be one of the most effective ways to save money for your travel fund.

If you do not wish to study abroad, try and take a trip with a few friends during the winter break (let AurTravel help you with booking!). This is best time to travel overseas, as most people tend to take big trips during the summer. Having friends travel with you alleviates costs, and you won’t have to travel alone.

You should also try to stick to a budget – try not to eat out often and use public transportation such as a metro system or city bus. Train passes in Europe tend to be significantly cheaper than flying, so use that to your advantage!

No matter how you save money for your travels, be sure to plan carefully and do your research. Many companies typically offer some type of student or group discount, too. Better yet, let AurTravel assist you with booking a wonderful vacation! Give us a call us at 402-891-6909.


Jessie Curry
Jessie Curry

Jessie is a recent 2018 graduate of University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Theatre department and regularly stage manages and acts in theatre productions in Omaha. She grew up as a Navy kid, living in Sicily and Japan, and traveling everywhere in between. Her favorite part of going to a new destination was the new food she could try. Some of her favorite memories include traveling and making flight attendants and pilots laugh.  Jessie serves as AurTravel’s administrative assistant and runs their social media accounts.

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