Student Travel – See the World Before Adulthood!

If you’re a student looking to take a break, look no further. Whether you’re looking to go for a quick getaway, a trip lasting a number of weeks, or even months, there are plenty of opportunities out there for students on a gap year or just a breather from their studies. Taking a break to see parts of the world is an enriching experience for anyone able to swing it. Keep in mind you can also incorporate the fun and excitement of travel into your studies when you embark on an educational travel opportunity – there are lots of tours out there that pair the adventure of travel with the experience of learning. You can even end up with some serious credentials under your belt while you’re out there having fun! Alternatively, you can just relax and learn about the world around you on your own terms, and have a great time. So get ready – depending on where your dreams take you, you might need a swim suit, or a snow suit!

Vang Vieng Laos

Vang Vieng Laos

Student Travel Opportunities in Asia

Web Site: www.realgap.com
Tel: 1-800-985-4852

Take an ultimate student travel tour and experience Laos! On this exciting journey you’ll get ahead of the crowd by visiting one of the most undiscovered countries in Asia. Laos is one of the most incredible countries in Asia and reviews of the tours have been very positive. You’ll visit the mystical “Plain of Jars”, and go kayaking to explore amazing systems of water and caves as you travel through seven kilometers of incredible waterways and caves. You’ll party in the extraordinary and world renowned backpacker destination, Vang Vieng. Take a nice swim in the lagoon, and spend time in Luang Prabang, a definite Asian must-see. You’ll get to enjoy time on the stunning island of Don Det, which is actually considered one of the best destination islands in this region of the world. There are more than four thousand islands here! The majestic Mekong will provide an unbeatable backdrop for some of the most beautiful sunsets you’ll witness. You’ll see so much of this beautiful country during your travels, and there are endless opportunities for exploration, adventure, learning, and wonderful photo opportunities so make sure you have your finger on the shutter button!

 

Student Travel Opportunities in Africa
Web Site: www.gooverseas.com
Tel: +1 (415) 796-6456
You’ve got a ticket to ride – ride the waves! Take advantage of the Ticket to Ride Surfing Adventure based out of a great surf spot in South Africa. During your student travel experience here in South Africa, you will receive instruction from South Africa’s surfing elite. You will learn how to surf as you make friends travelling to eight different South African surfing locations between Cape Town and Durban. Take to the sun, sand and surf as you explore the beautiful waters. The South African surf vacation will be a life changing and memorable experience! Soak in every wonderful detail this fantastic coastline has to offer, while giving back to the communities you’re passing through with involvement in a variety of local community projects. Feel great helping others, gain unbelievable experience surfing, and upon successful completion of the surf courses you will actually qualify as a professionally accredited Surf Instructor and Surf Lifesaver. Having a blast learning to surf, traveling through a beautiful nation and getting to let all your friends know that you’re now a pro surf instructor or lifesaver – what could be a better student travel experience  than that?

 

Student Travel Opportunities in North America
Web Site: http://www.oneworld365.org
Tel: +44 (20) 8123 8284
Take in the splendour of the Canadian Rockies as you hike and bike your way through gorgeous canyons, magnificent glaciers and through impressive mountain passes on this enticing Canadian tour. This student travel opportunity is perfect for the student who wishes to actively discover the pristine Canadian wilderness yet prefers a comfortable place to rest their head at night. Hike the lush and beautiful forests of the Kananaskis and Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, and witness the forests from high up – where the trees look like a soft watercolour painting you could almost reach out and touch. Visit the amazing Icefield Parkway, Moraine Lake, and Yoho and world famous and gorgeous Banff national parks, each with their own incredible attractions. It will be hard to leave each beautiful place to go on to the next, but your persistence will be rewarded! Each destination is such an incredible experience of nature and beauty. This wonderful Canadian vacation begins and ends in the city of Calgary with all of its conveniences and international airport.

Banff National Park

Banff National Park

Student Travel Opportunities in South America
Web Site: www.statravel.com
Tel: 800-781-4040
A tour of Brazil will leave you mesmerized. You can travel 2,300 feet above sea level to the Christ the Redeemer statue, dance your cares away in Rio, swim in the Amazon River and fend off a few sneaky monkeys here and there. Depending on the tour you choose to take, you’ll see different sights but the opportunities for fun and adventure are always on the itinerary. Enjoy the wonders of Brazil from colonial Paraty’s cobblestone streets to the remote wilderness of the interior. Discover the beauty of this location over the course of two exciting weeks of travel. Witness Iguassu Falls – so expansive they take over the border of two countries. The Pantanal wetlands will be waiting to welcome you with opportunities to spy interesting local wildlife such as the impressive caiman, the fearsome yet beautiful  jaguar as well as a variety of beautiful exotic birds. Take in some Rio beach life and enjoy the lively culture found here with partying, music and dancing, as well as an abundance of unbelievably delicious local food.

 

Student Travel Opportunities in Iceland
Web Site: www.topdeck.travel
Tel:  1 800 607 1399
Spend your student travel break in Iceland, from Reykjavik all the way to… Reykjavik! You’ll be amazed by this stunning tour of one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The tour of Iceland has different departure dates through the year. Iceland’s natural wonders draw visitors from all over the globe to marvel at the beauty. This country has more stunning natural wonders than you can shake a stick at, not to mention the famous Iceland thermal baths. This beautiful country offers student visitors a stunning scenic vacation filled with excitement and contrast; from the vast beauty of the tundra to the warm and welcoming thermal baths. With landscapes like this, you might feel as though you’ve travelled to another planet entirely. Iceland is well known for its incredible and unique terrain and the entire country is full of surprises. You’ll make your own way to your accommodation for a meet and greet with your trip guide and the rest of the tour. Make friends in Iceland, share travel stories and grab a drink. Enjoy terrific food and set off to the Blue Lagoon, which sounds like something out of a fantasy and looks like something from outer space. You’ll witness lunar looking landscapes and natural geothermal pools, and go for a warm winter dip – bring your swim suit and your sense of adventure! See the magic of the northern lights like never before, and the UNESCO Heritage Site Thingvellir National Park which features the country’s first Parliament, as well as Geysir and gorgeous Gullfoss Falls.

 

Student Travel Opportunities in Australia
Web site: www.realgap.com
Tel: 1-800-985-4852
Take a mini gap year Australian vacation and spend time on a real Australian ranch in the outback. You’ll learn how ranch life in Australia operates, and how to muster cattle, ride horses, and all of the basic skills you would need to help out on an outback ranch. After you get your hands dirty during your crash course in ranching, you’ll embark on a five day surf camp where you’ll spend your days in the sun learning how to catch a wave in real Aussie fashion. After you’ve mastered the art of riding the waves (or at least, how to stay on your surf board) it will be time to travel up the East coast of Australia, beginning in Sydney and wrapping up your journey in Cairns. You’ll be stopping at all of the most interesting and scenic locations along your way. When you find yourself in Cains, it will be time to climb aboard a boat and set sail. You’ll be living on the liveaboard boat on the Great Barrier Reef, learning how to scuba dive and enjoying the splendid beauty of the reef and its ecosystem. Your tour will take you sailing around the Whitsunday Islands, where you’ll stop at Fraser Island and take a 4WD safari, and experience pressing grapes by foot in Hunter Valley, spending two fun filled nights in beautiful Byron Bay.

 

As there are several different aspects included in this Australian student travel excursion, you will be staying in a variety of different accommodations throughout the journey. These accommodations may include Australian hostels, lodges, home stays, Australian volunteer houses and possibly tent camping. You’ll be advised about the most likely accommodations when you register for this tour. Over the course of your student travel in Australia, you will have the guidance and the support of the tour coordinator and the whole team. You will be provided with expert assistance throughout, and advice with any of the questions you may have along the way. When you book your trip, you will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will assist you in coordinating your tour. You can rest assured that the travel advisor is there for you to contact at any time before you embark on your journey, and when you are out on your Australian adventure.

Students on Ice

Students on Ice

Student Travel Opportunities in Antarctica
Web site: www.studentsonice.com
Tel: 819-827-3300
This is a marvelous student travel opportunity like no other – and it’s a biggie. It’s not just a vacation, it’s an education. When you apply to this Canadian owned and operated Antarctic Expedition, you will be signing up for an educational journey to the Antarctic, bringing together an extraordinary international group of students in college/university as well as high school, educators and artists, scientists and historians, authors, innovators and experts on polar regions. This is a unique student travel experience that takes you to the most uninhabited continent on earth to foster comprehension and respect for the wilderness of the Antarctic, and understanding of the continent as a natural habitat, a homeland, a laboratory, and a place of peace. Seminars and lectures are an important part of this educational trip to the Antarctic continent, and enriching learning opportunities also exist outside of the official program. Not many students are able to say that they’ve traveled to Antarctica, making this a very “one of a kind” experience with incredible memories you’ll take with you and share.

For more ways to prepare your vacation, visit the Travel Planning category.