Ah! The perks of being a a college student. Life is not just studies, but also the character development, expereince building stepping stones that the University prepares you for, before belching you out into the real world.
StudentUniverse.com, an United States based website, is a fantastic guide to the student with a measly budget.
The site lays out that lovely horizon starting with cheap travel tickets issued from any city in the United States to any part of the World. There are incessant discount flight fares that any smart student can make good use of. While in Europe, discount railway fares are the norm and the website again displays the cheapest fares available.
Naturally with traveling comes accomodation, if family and friends cannot be made use of. StudentUniverse allows a thorough search for accomodation (hostel, hotel,..) at the city in question, along with the price and the number of vacancies. Online reservations are also available.
Special trips and tour packages are organized from a couple of hours to a couple of months for those adventurous and fun-loving enough to try.
The Forum as always is an interesting and valuable mine of information for the inexperienced traveler. And those ever cautious individuals can try out the insurance packages, for the just in case troubles.
Those who would rather have a solid purpose than a whirlwind tour, StudentUniverse shortlists all the study abroad terms, language schools, internship programs and volunteer programs. The list is humongous enough to satisfy any students' taste.
The only drawback, is that it caters well to the American student, or any international student currently studying in the United States. Even so, the American student has a lovely online guide to cheap travel, exchange study programs, or volunteer opportunities at their feet to the rest of the World.