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How to Budget for Studying Abroad


Studying abroad is one of the best opportunities you can take advantage of while in college – but it does come at a price. While some universities have programs that cost the same amount for studying abroad as they do at the home campus, many study abroad programs exceed the normal cost for tuition. In addition to tuition costs, travel expenses and costs while studying abroad can quickly add up. Here are some ways to budget so you are able to study abroad without stressing about the cost!

Cut Unnecessary Costs

In the moment, that pumpkin spice frappuccino from Starbucks and your Hulu account you use to catch up on your shows with might seem like dire needs, but getting rid of extra expenses like these is an easy way to start saving your money.
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How to Make Sure That Your Road Trip Will Be a Budget Experience

Without a doubt, road trips can be the experience of a lifetime. Even Hollywood has made endless films about the adventure, good times and occasional memorable misfortunes of a planned, or indeed unplanned road trip. In fact, when you think ‘road trip’ you may conjure up thoughts of famous films like Little Miss Sunshine, National Lampoon’s Vacation or even Beavis and Butt-Head Do America.

But don’t be fooled, a road trip can be somewhat of a rough ride. Especially when you consider the rising prices of crucial elements such as food, accommodation and fuel.

So, in this article we take you on a smooth journey to discover our top tips in making your road trip a budget experience.

Cars cost

After gathering your favored companions, the next up on the road trip checklist will certainly be your mode of transport. Of course, this option can be anything from a bus to a push bike, in fact anything that can zip along a road at a reasonable speed is ideal for road trips. However, the most popular option for road trips are indeed cars.

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How to Explore Cancun on a Budget

Cancun is easily the hottest tourist spot in Mexico. With stunning beaches and plenty of places to explore, it’s easy to see why. Unfortunately, many travelers are put off by this destination because of the costs. It’s largely considered that Cancun is quite expensive for tourists.

However, this isn’t strictly true as you can easily explore Cancun on a budget. To figure out how here’s my short and helpful guide:

Cut Down on Transport Costs

You can eliminate a lot of spending by cutting down on your transport costs around the city. Choose buses over taxis as it’s well known that taxi fares can be pretty high during peak tourist season. Also, try walking to as many places as possible. You’ll be amazed at how many great tourist attractions are all within walking distance of the main city.

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Where Are the Best Places to Travel on a College Budget?

Being a student does not mean spending all of your time on a college campus. Today, students can find cheap flights and cheap, or even free, accommodations in many cities across the world. If you want to travel, you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars. Many destinations are affordable to everyone, you just need to know a few tips that will help you save some cash.

First, let’s go over the basic tips and tricks that will come in handy for everyone who wants to discover the world on a budget.

Check Tickets in Advance

Did you know that if you buy tickets 6 months before the departure you can save a pretty good sum of money? Even if you buy tickets 3 months before, you still save money. So, plan your trips in advance and keep an eye out for flight discounts. Continue reading

5 Ideas to Make Your Travel Fundraising Campaign More Appealing to Donors

Being a part of a travel fundraising campaign, the first thing you need to understand is that you don’t convince donors to pay for your trip, instead you help them realize that they already care.

If they are reading stories and blogs on this website, then the odds are that they are at least considering donating money for your meaningful travel abroad.

Crowdfunding is never easy and takes a lot of effort, here are some tips to help you finance your travels:

Research

To convince donors to contribute to your travel campaign, you need to understand the factors which would persuade them to willingly do so. In marketing terms, you need to know who your target audience is and the way their minds work. And that requires a lot of research.
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