Travel tips for students
Travelling overseas as a student can come with lots of stress, pre-trip anxiety and budget restrictions. But if you plan ahead it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are few tips for students to consider before travelling to have the best trip in the best possible price.
- Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and visas.
- Copy or scan your passport and email it to yourself, leave a copy with family, and stick a copy in your wallet.
- Budget yourself in advance- don’t try to do it on the go.
- Create your own version of a emergency first aid kit.
- Small pocket knives and a pen are handier than you think.
- Try to arrange trips from student-focused tour agencies.
- Utilise off-peak periods to secure the best price and look out for discount codes.
- Some agents have student travel special discounts .
- Befriend locals to make the most out of your stay.
- Use public transport to save cost.
- Students travelling overseas should register your trip with consular offices so you can be located in case of emergency.
- Consider immunizations depending on the destinations you are travelling.
- Students should ensure to get an insurance. Little cost now can save you thousands in case anything out of ordinary happens
- Travelling students should be responsible for your belongings. Travel light and do not leave your luggage unattended in public areas and never accept packages from strangers.
- Study the laws of the country you will be visiting. While abroad, avoid using illicit drugs or drinking excessive amounts of alcoholic beverages.
- Dress casually and flaunt less to avoid being targeted by thieves.
- Dont wear conspicuous clothing and expensive jewellery and do not carry excessive amounts of cash or unnecessary credit cards.
- Deal only with authorized agents when you exchange money to avoid violating local laws. ATMs, official currency exchanges abound. Debit cards are better than using credit cards.
- Stydents travelling overseas should avoid demonstrations of all sprts and other situations that may become unruly.
- Travelling students should check the latest travel alerts.
Have a good trip!