5 Best Student Travel Groups to Check Out

By Victoria Robertson on November 6, 2018

Looking to plan your ideal study abroad getaway? Luckily, there are plenty of student travel groups out there that are affordable, accessible to you and that will, most importantly, help you to plan that getaway that you’ve been dreaming of.

But where do you even start?

When it comes to travel groups, there is a lot of research to complete in order to find the group that fits you best, but these five student travel groups are a great place to start! So without further ado, here are five student travel groups that you’ll want on your radar for your study abroad trip.

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1. AESU

A great group for those looking for some nice discounts, this adventure group is focused specifically on European and Latin American destinations. So if there’s a location that you’ve had your eye on for some time, this is the group to take that adventure with.

These adventures are open to graduates and students alike, making it very inclusive, and there are also occasional deals on these trips in which students can save a couple of hundred dollars on the adventure price. And trust me, that adds up pretty quickly when you’re talking about vacations. Talk about a bargain, am I right?

2. Contiki

Looking to travel the globe in general? Luckily, this student group is built for young individuals that are looking to explore in their free time.

The Contiki travel group is limited to individuals between the ages of 18 and 35, catering specifically to students (or young people in general) that want to gain some cultural experiences in their free time.

These trips are spread across multiple continents and you can choose an adventure that takes you anywhere from a couple days in a location to a couple of weeks. Plus, these trips typically include adventures to multiple locations, so when it comes to your money, you’re definitely making the most of it with this group!

3. Bus2Alps

A group that’s located in Europe, this student travel group is a little more flexible in terms of vacation packages. You can either look at day trips, weekend getaways or even spring and summer break trips. So no matter the length of time you’re looking to be gone, this group has you covered.

Plus, this group offers a variety of fun excursions to give a little more oomph to your study abroad trip, so you can take advantage of skydiving, skiing and other adventurous activities on your trip. So whatever the trip you’re looking for looks like, this group is a great starting place for you!

4. EF College Break

Looking for a trip where the flight is included in the price of admission? You and everyone else. But luckily for you, the EF College Break student travel group actually does that for you! So when you purchase your trip, your airfare is included, which means you have one less thing that you have to worry about when it comes to your adventure.

In addition, this group has many holiday trips, so you can actually celebrate holidays in different countries to experience them exactly how the locals do. And again, your trips are the length that you want them to be, so you can adventure anywhere from one week to a month, so you can pick the location and the duration that works best for you, your travel needs and your schedule. Talk about a win-win, right?!

5. WSA (Weekend Student Adventures) – Europe

If you’re looking for an authentic study abroad trip, look no further. This student travel group, based in Europe, pairs students with tour guides that grew up in the area in question, so when it comes to the real study abroad experience, you can bet you’re getting it in this group.

The trips are exactly as they sound: weekend adventures. Plus, they’re entirely affordable, a ton of fun and definitely something you will want to add to your list. These trips work very well for those already studying abroad, as they provide you with a fun getaway in which you can tour the cities near you while on a budget.

So take advantage of your study abroad trip as much as you can and book a few adventures through this group! You won’t regret the experience, that’s for sure.

Again, studying abroad as a student can be expensive, overwhelming and completely stressful. But finding a student travel group can help to ease your mind and remove some of that unwanted stress.

These five groups are just the beginning – there are plenty of student travel groups out there that you can get involved with, so be prepared to do some research and pick the group that best suits your travel needs!

Happy travels everyone, and good luck with your research!

Victoria is a dedicated writer who graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She currently writes freelance pieces for various sites and works in Marketing for Myndbee Inc., promoting their current mobile app, Picpal.

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