STA Travel has specialized in student and young adult travel for over 30 years. STA offers a unique range of student-priced flights, accommodation, tours and expeditions in 90 countries and send over 6 million passengers away each year.
STA: Airfare Deposit Program Information
STA Travel is now offering an Airfare Deposit Program for study abroad students that receive financial aid. The program allows you to lock-in your ticket price for only $300 with the full payment due seven days prior to your departure, allowing you to use any financial aid refunds you may receive to purchase your plane ticket. Follow the link above for more information.
Student Universe is one of the largest discount student travel companies in the world. By verifying each purchasers' enrollment at a college or university, Student Universe is able to offer discounted airfares from their airline partners.
Whether you are looking for the cheapest pizza in town, the best reviewed hostel with a kitchen, or you just want to know the history of the city or country you are about to visit - you can find it all in Lonely Planet. Lonely Planet offers detailed travel guides for specific countries, regions and cities. Even if you are an old pro at traveling, Lonely Planet is an invaluable asset for any adventure.
Glimpse is a nonprofit organization and magazine supported in part by National Geographic Society. Glimpse offers stories, photos and travel tips from students and young people just like you studying, traveling and living abroad. Get great advice as you prepare to depart and share your own once you get abroad!
Culture Shock! are survival and cultural etiquette guides that are available for a variety of countries. The guides will provide you with a crash course in the history and culture of the country and its people.
The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is an internationally accepted student identity card that can be used for great discounts both abroad and at home. Not only do you get discount airfare, museum entry, bus and rail passes and more - but you also get travel insurance for the entire validity of your card. Visit the ISIC page of the website to learn more about the ISIC insurance options and to apply for the card through the UTA Study Abroad Office.
A membership with Hostelling International will give you access to discounted stays at hostels around the world. The Hostelling International website is also a great resource in searching for clean, safe hostels in the cities and countries you are traveling.
Going to school in the largest US city without public transport, you are probably accustomed to driving anywhere and everywhere you need to go. Abroad, and especially in Europe, travel by train is the way to get from here to there. You can purchase a rail pass valid for a single trip, or a flexible pass that will allow you to jump on and off over the course of a week or months. Travel by train is a great and inexpensive way to explore your host country and neighboring countries.
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