traveller touristWhen you are a student you may think you don’t even have time to see your friends, let alone travel, but now is the perfect time to do so. In terms of being budget friendly – there are many incredible places that students can travel to that won’t bankrupt you completely. Traveling when you are young and a student in college can give you great life experience, teach you many valuable life skills and give you the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, experience new cultures and make loads of new friends. Here are some excellent student-friendly travel destinations. 

South Africa

South Africa is known for being an exciting, good value for money travel destination. The weather is amazing, the natural sights legendary, the food is world class, the people are friendly and you could spend an entire lifetime exploring each of the corners of the country and not even scratch the surface. Cape Town is geared for travelers and great for students as there are many back packers and student hostels right on the coast. Take a trip up the cable car and see the Cape Peninsula waking up from the top of Table Mountain, have breakfast at the V & A Waterfront, hike through Cape Point and go shark cage diving at lunch and finish off a spectacular day with a glass of award winning wine in the wine lands.


Iceland has a reputation for being one of the safest countries in the world for travelers – which is the perfect destination to travel to if you are a group of women travelling. Reykjavik is the capital city of Iceland and the busiest, biggest and most popular tourist destination. And don’t’ let the weather put you off – the weather can be much milder than you expect depending on which time of the year that you go. Experience geothermal pools, the legendary Blue Lagoon and immerse yourself in authentic Viking culture.

Czech Republic

The unofficial gateway to romantic and old Europe – right next to popular tourist countries Germany and Italy, the Czech Republic is a magical slice of yesteryear. Prague is just heaving with diversity, culture, people, history and tradition. It took the fall of the Iron Curtain to transform Prague into one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It is great for students as it is easily navigable on foot – and public transport is very affordable. Littered with castles and relics of a deeply fascinating past – the Czech Republic will create memories that last a lifetime.


Thailand is known for being a beautiful holiday destination – and the reason it is perfect for students is that it is also known as being very budget friendly as well as charming everyone with soft swaying palm trees, luxurious white cashmere sands and mesmerizing azure waters rolling in to shore. The climate is enviable, the food is out of this world and the people are humble and welcoming. Thailand is a predominantly Buddhist country and everywhere you will see Buddhist temples, shrines and historic religious sites. The perfect destination for anyone looking for a soul restoring journey.


The beach life and surf capital of the world – Australia – is known for its incredible natural sights and enviable lifestyle and climate. Home to the spectacular natural phenomenon the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Brisbane and the gorgeous Gold Coast, Australia offers an abundance of exciting outdoor activities – the eastern coast is where you want to be: tropical rainforests, cave exploration, hiking, mountain biking, white water rafting, snorkeling and some of the world’s best dive sites.


Glorious India is a country of eclectic diversity and traditional charm.  And whatever your pre conceived ideas of the country are – prepare to change your mind set completely. The breathtaking coastline of Goa brings students to a little slice of Ibiza right on the fringes of the Indian Ocean. Far from the steamy cities of Mumbai and New Delhi, Goa offers students the ultimate party central. All night parties on the beach, a never ending flow of cocktails and luxury villas available at a song. Students should not miss the chance to explore the major Indian cities before ending up in Goa, to shop at the markets and drink tea at a sidewalk café.

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