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Hotels and Hostels for Students

Hotels and Hostels for Students

Best Hotel and Hostel Websites for Students Other than transportation, accommodation will have the biggest impact on how much you spend when you’re travelling. So if you’re travelling for a long time, it’s important to find cheap, clean and comfortable accommodation to stay in. Despite what many people think, it’s not actually that difficult to combine all those elements and find budget accommodation which is easy on your wallet. If you’ve never stayed in a ...

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Student Travel Agents

Student Travel Agents

Top 3 Student Travel Agents 2013 Travelling as a student is one of the best experiences you’ll ever enjoy in your life and right now you are in the best position to sample all that life has to offer. Later, after Uni, you might find it much harder to find the time and the money to go travelling. You might find yourself with a steady job, or that all your friends are too busy to come travelling with you. If you don’t take the opportunity to travel now, you’ll ...

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Tips for Working While Studying Abroad

Tips for Working While Studying Abroad

Working during your studies might be something you’re banking on in order to help ends meet, and in order to subsidize your student loans and finance. What a lot of students don’t appreciate is that working abroad isn’t straight forward – a lot of countries will prohibit you from working, which is not ideal and comes as a surprise to many. Before we start looking at the rules in other countries, let’s have a look at the rules right here in the UK: If you’re a ...

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What’s Needed for Studying Abroad?

What’s Needed for Studying Abroad?

So, the big day has finally arrived and you’re about to jet off to start your new life as a student overseas. Before you run out of the door and leap into a waiting taxi, we’ve decided to knock up a list of everything you could possibly need during your time overseas. A visa – No, not the credit card – an entry visa for the country that you’re studying in. Hopefully your visa will have been addressed a long time ago because they can be slow to come through. ...

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Studying Abroad: What Financial Help are you entitled to?

Studying Abroad: What Financial Help are you entitled to?

Despite what people may have told you, studying abroad does not mean you’re entitled to loans and grants from the Student Loans Company here in the UK. If you’re planning on studying abroad you will need to do some research into the financial assistance that’s available to you, because it varies on a case to case basis. Find out what you’re entitled to before you make a decision It’s always a good idea to find out exactly what finance you’re entitled to before ...

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How to Finance your Studies Overseas

How to Finance your Studies Overseas

Financing your studies here within the UK is quite an easy task thanks to the cushy student finance options that are in place. Studying overseas is a different ball game altogether though; depending on where you choose to study there could be little or no financial help on the table for you to fund your time at university. Before you commit to attending a specific university it’s very important that you find out exactly what help there is for you to call upon. ...

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Dealing with Exchange Rate Fluctuations when Studying Overseas

Dealing with Exchange Rate Fluctuations when Studying Overseas

When studying overseas it’s very important that you keep a close eye on exchange rates. If you’re studying outside of the UK the chances are that you’ll need to change up currency every now and then in order to pay bills and afford to live. Minor fluctuations in the exchange rate can lead to you paying lots more, or lots less for your bills. It’s quite a complicated thing to comprehend if you’ve never thought about it before, so here’s a quick example: If ...

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How do Costs Differ when Studying Overseas?

How do Costs Differ when Studying Overseas?

A few people I know spent several years studying at universities overseas – the first thing they always talk about when they recount their experience is that the costs vary wildly when compared with the UK. If you are one of the thousands of students out there thinking about studying abroad, make sure you do some solid research into the living and studying costs you’re likely to face during your time overseas. Commuting costs If you’re planning on studying ...

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Have you Considered a Working Holiday?

Have you Considered a Working Holiday?

If you fancy getting away from it all during the lengthy summer holidays then why not? Travel really does broaden the mind; you get to encounter new experiences and new cultures – and if you’re working whilst you’re abroad you’re pretty much being paid to have fun! It doesn’t get much better than that. Holidays are great but they tend to be over too soon, and they also tend to cost quite a bit of money. So why not kill two birds with one stone by going overseas ...

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Cheap Ways to Travel Abroad to University

Cheap Ways to Travel Abroad to University

When you’re studying abroad you’ll no doubt want to return home every now and then to see your friends and family. Even if you don’t fancy a trip back home, friends or family might fancy flying out to see you. Here are some of our top tips for cheap travel to and from university abroad. Fly budget! If you’re flying to and from university within the EU, you should definitely look into the possibility of flying. Not only will the journey times be short, the cost ...

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