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Travel Tips for Students

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© Maria Schwartzman 2009


I have traveled to 6 different countries (will be 7 within the next 20 hours) and over a lot of the United States, so I thought I would share some travel tips I’ve gained over the years.


  •  Pack light.  You really don’t need the blow dryer and curling iron. Honestly, though, I pack a minimum number of clothes and accessories so that my suitcase is about half empty. I tend to buy a lot of souvenirs (including shirts, jewelry, etc) that I can wear and use on the trip. And by only packing half a suitcase I have plenty of room to bring everything home!
  • Remember to bring your student ID. Either bring the one from your college or university, or get an International ID. You can get big discounts if you show your ID.
  • Take your camera and plenty of storage space. I end up taking my computer too so that I can download my photos and, if I’m lucky, upload them to the web as soon as it happens.
  • Bring an extra bag. I keep an extra carry on sized bag in my checked suitcase for the return trip home. (I really like souvenirs.) Usually you’re allowed two carry on bags, so my extra bag is considered my “personal” bag.
  • If you wear glasses or contacts, bring an extra pair. You never know when you’ll lose or break something.
  • Bring snacks for the plane. Depending on how long your flight is, you might get hungry and they might not feed you anything! Being hungry is one of the worst parts about traveling, especially if you can’t find a place to eat (or it’s super expensive).
  • Go with the flow, and have fun. You’ll enjoy the trip more if you’re not stressed out.

Last but not least, enjoy the trip and have a great time!

Feel free to leave any other tips in the comments!

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14 Responses to “Travel Tips for Students”

  1. Student says:

    Great tips about the luggage. It is surprising how few people think ahead like that.

    Enjoy your vacation. What country are you visiting?

  2. Dicki says:

    Useful tips of an experienced student loving travelling,especially precious I consider the idea of small luggage,the wise recommend to go through the life itself in the same way.

  3. Really commendable steps that can prove to be very beneficial for all the students on any type of tour.

  4. bring student ID is a great idea to get discount. I think in any country student will get discount for holiday service

  5. Thanks for the very important tips. Don’t forget to bring along your medications.

  6. I guess the luggage issue is a topic that will ring a bell to most students. Great tips and should be on all boards in colleges.

  7. Linda says:

    Scan your passport, driving licience etc and keep on a memory stick. If the worst happens and your passport goes missing at least you have a copy to go the the embassy with.

  8. @Linda,you’re absolutely right – scan all important documents and save in a memory stick. Good idea.

  9. used Tires says:

    These are some absolutely phenomenal tips for students who are looking to travel.

  10. Nice tips for traveling for students. BBring an extra bag is really good tips. Thanks.

  11. Good tips. There are many things learn from this blog and very helpful for students. Thanks.

  12. These are really great tips and I am going to pass them onto my friends son who is planning on traveling next year after he completes school

  13. Good travel tips. I’ll care about this tips. Thanks.

  14. Good advice for traveling. I’ll go outside with my family and i remember this traveling tips.