Let’s get this one face straight, the reason you considered studying abroad wasn’t to attend the university like a good boy. Rather for most people (including myself) study abroad is the best, and maybe the only chance to travel the world. As we all know, traveling comes with pretty hefty price tags, and especially when you are on a student budget trying to live a pro gypsy life in a short amount of time, spending those bucks wisely becomes essential.
Here are 10 lethal tips to have a cheap yet lit traveling experience abroad.
- Cut on flights and hostels
#CheapFlights: Fly on as many low-cost carriers as you can. It’s true there are some drawbacks, such as lack of space, overweight-baggage fees, inconvenient airport locations, but the money you save by bearing this is worth it.
#AvoidHotels: don’t trust your educational consultant on this. Always opt for hostels. They are very cheap and provide with almost everything that is essential for your stay.
- Make most of your student identity card
This little thing is literally a goldmine. Wherever you go, don’t forget to check for student’s discounts or reduced prices.
- Steal food from hostels
Buy a handful of Ziploc bags and take them along with you. All decent hostels have low-key nice breakfasts, load up on things like cereals, bagels, bread, and fruits – put them in your Ziploc bags and you are good to go.
- Choose the right time for travel
So the right time for “study abroad in UK” peeps is everyone else’s the wrong time. Obviously, in the off-season, the fares are cheap and hence this is the right time for you to travel.
- Use local transport
This one gets you to see the local side of the place you are visiting along with saving many bucks.
- Benefit from traveling apps
Use many call making and locating apps on your phone to save phone credit and tourist expense.
- Refrain from buying souvenirs
Buying souvenirs is one expensive practice. Instead collect things like tour pamphlets, menu cards, maps, museum tickets, bottle labels as memoirs.
- Rent a bike
Other than subway, a more culturally relevant way of getting around is to rent a bike. You can rent a bike for very less fare per day.
- Stick to the budget
For the very obvious reasons sticking to the budget is the only way you can follow these save money hacks.