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What’s a Travel Grant, and How Do I Get One?

The ability to travel opens your eyes to worlds apart from your own. While this type of experience is invaluable, it does cost money — sometimes, a lot of money.

That’s where a travel grant comes in. This type of allowance provides the funds you need to get yourself around the world and back again.

What Is a Travel Grant?

In general, federal or state governments — as well as educational institutions — can provide you with a grant. As far as travel goes, though, they’re most often awarded by the latter.

Students who propose to travel to a far-flung destination should come to the awarding officer with a detailed proposal as to why this trip is essential. In most cases, they’ll have to show the type of research they’ll be able to conduct while they’re out of the country. If the university or organization providing the grant sees the value in the trip — say, it’s for research instead of relaxation — they will likely give a plan the go-ahead.

There’s a slight difference between travel grants and scholarships. To obtain the latter, one typically has to show proof of academic excellence or another exceptional talent. The money awarded often goes toward tuition fees incurred while studying abroad, which might make it harder to obtain a scholarship for research pursuits or cultural immersion.

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8 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Set Out On My First Solo Adventure

Your backpack is packed. Your budget is set. Your mom has told you repeatedly to remember to stay in touch. And you’re filled with nervous anticipation for your first solo trip! Maybe your friends were busy, completely broke, or simply not interested in traveling. Or maybe a solo adventure has always been something you’ve dreamed of and you finally worked up the courage to do it. Whatever the reason, you’re about to take off on what is bound to be a life-changing adventure! If you’ve never traveled solo before, here are a few things I wish I’d known before I set out on my first solo adventure:

Be vigilant with your valuables.

When you travel with a friend you have a higher margin for error. Sure, having your wallet and bank card get stolen or lost is a major annoyance, but at least a travel buddy can lend you some cash until you get sorted out. As a solo traveler, losing your wallet, money, or bank card can put you in quite a predicament. Separating your credit card or bank card from your wallet and stashing it in a pair of dirty socks or using a backpack with a secret compartment can be a real lifesaver. At least if your wallet and cash reserve goes missing, you’ll have a way of accessing more money to get by.

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Student Tips: How to Travel the World with No Money

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Everyone knows that a problem that all students face is lack of money. Because of that, we are listing some tips and tricks on how to travel the world when you have a limited amount of funds.

How to Prepare for the Trip:

There is one major thing that stops students from traveling, which is money. Traveling can be expensive. However,  it doesn’t have to be. This article shows that you do not need to be rich to travel the world. Read on to find out more.

Get a Part-Time Job

There are many jobs out there that you could do to earn some spare cash. For example, house sitting is a great part-time job, and the money is good, which is an added bonus. The concept behind it is very simple, someone pays you to stay in their house while they are away. In turn, you do some of the tasks, for example, feed and walk the dog, water the plants, etc. They have the comfort of knowing that their items are safe in their house and their pets are okay. You, on the other hand, get some extra cash.

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Cheapest Countries to Travel to While on a Budget

When you’re on a budget, it’s hard to get to do things you enjoy. You’re putting most of your money toward essential purchases like groceries, your gas tank and bills, and a budget means that after you pay for all of those things, you don’t have much money left. While people are going out to the movies and taking road trips, you’re back at home wishing that you could know when you’ll be able to do the same thing.

Wish no more! It’s completely possible to travel while you’re on a budget. If you make some adjustments to save even just a few dollars a month for a vacation, you’ll be on your way out of town before you know it.

First, think of what you’d want to get out of a trip. Do you want time to enjoy the sunshine or would you rather be able to play around in the snow? Does getting lost in a big crowd sound great or do you want time alone?

No matter what you prefer to get out of a vacation, you can reach your traveling dreams while budgeting your way through each month. It just takes a small adjustment to where your money goes and a bit of research to find some of the best places to visit while on a budget. Here are four of those places.

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Travel as you earn: 5 jobs you can do on the go

Have you always loved to travel and explore the world but couldn’t because you had a demanding workload and life? According to research, we spend almost 1/3 of our lives working at our jobs. This hardly leaves you any time to take a break and do everything you’ve always wanted to.

But there’s a solution! With all that the internet has to offer now, you can do jobs on the go and earn while you’re traveling. The benefit of working as you travel is that, instead of taking time off work, you can do it where ever you go and whenever you want.

However, you must remember that working on the go isn’t like finding jobs when you’re traveling. The kind of careers we are going to be discussing are those that are performed inside and outside an office.

So, without further ado, here are 5 jobs you can do that will help you travel as you earn.

The job: Customer service representative

Who it is for: If you’ve always had a way with people and love to talk your way through anything and everything, you should become a customer representative. There is a lot of demand in the market for customer service representatives because every professional and customer-centered website hires agents who can talk to their consumers and resolve issues.

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