Most of us have a travel bucket list of all the wonderful places we would like to see and experience before out time is up, and although many of us get to cross a fair few of those place off our lists, most of us do not manage them all and that’s usually because real life – work and kids – get in the way. That’s why m,ore of us should travel more while we’re still young, free and single enough to do it.
Travelling when you’re a student is a great way to see more of the world and find out what life is all about, and despite what many people think, it is perfectly possible to travel the world and study at the same time if you know what you are doing.
Sound good? Here are a few tips to help you see the world and study for that all-important degree that will set you up in the future, at the same time:
If you’re serious about travelling while you’re a student, although it isn’t vital – and you can always travel during holidays and maybe take a year when you study abroad – studying online is the way to go. These days you can do everything from getting your degree in environmental studies to completing a rn to bsn program online. If you do that, not only will you have the flexibility to move around as you wish, but you’ll save a lot of money, because online courses are usually far cheaper than campus courses, too.
Trains and Night buses are Your Best Friend
If you’re a student, chances are that you are on a really tight budget, which means that even budget airlines might be out of your reach, and taxis almost certainly are, So, when you’re planning your travels, try to use as many trains and night buses to get you from A to B as possible. As well as cutting costs, you will find that it is usually a lot easier to study when you’re on a bus or train than it is on a plane when you don’t have access to the internet and the legroom is quite limited.
Set a Schedule
Yes, it is usually more fun to let your travels be as spontaneous as possible never knowing whether you’ll be in Paris or Prague the next morning, but when you’re studying, it’s much better to have a tighter itinerary. Why? Because when you know when you’ll be travelling and where you’ll be staying from day to day, you can ensure that you have ample time to study and ensure you book a place to stay that has internet if you know you’ll have an assessment coming up, Travel can be chaotic an the last thing you’ll want is to miss an important exam because you were too busy partying. No, a schedule is essential.
Make Local Museums and Libraries Your Home
When it comes to sightseeing, try to visit a few less bars and beaches and a few more libraries and museums and you will effortlessly enhance your studies, build your knowledge and still have a fantastic time.
Have you ever studied while travelling? What are your top tips for making it work?