University and college students barely get the chance to travel, thanks to the competition for better grades and budget constraints. But just because you’re a student doesn’t mean you can’t travel.

Travelling during summer breaks is your best chance to unwind, relax, see new places, have unique experiences, and create lifelong memories. The good news is that you can travel as a student without breaking the bank.

Some destinations are affordable yet offer amazing experiences even if you have limited funds to spend. Thus, there’s no excuse not to rekindle your inner adventurous spirit.

It’s time to decide whether you’d want to spend your summer break in your Brock off-campus living facility or leave for an adventure spree.

Of course, we hope you’d choose the latter! And if you do, here are the top places to travel on a student budget.

Bolivia

While Bolivia is a popular travel destination for everyone, its inexpensive accommodation and commuting options make it an excellent place to travel to as a student. In addition, Bolivia’s colourful culture, fascinating art, and marvellous landscape are sure to leave you awe-struck.

You can live here for an average of $20 a day by planning your tour in advance. This amount can cover your housing, food, and drinks.

Ecuador

Ecuador is an excellent and affordable place for students who love seaside destinations. It’s a warm and beautiful region that welcomes tourists from across the globe. You’d love the Galapagos Islands, historical cities, lively marketplaces, and the rich heritage of Ecuador.

The best part is that accommodation cost is reasonable in Ecuador, and the overall security situation has improved in recent years. So as long as you’re careful with your money and travelling, you’re unlikely to face any problems.

Albania

If you’re a fan of the Mediterranean Sea but don’t have the budget to visit mainland Europe, Albania is a great alternative. It’s one of the few affordable travel destinations in Europe, thanks to lower living costs. This welcoming country will surely leave you with some incredible memories.

Albania is home to some great museums and art galleries, so you’ll get a chance to learn about European history and culture. Want to know the best things about Albania? Pocket-friendly accommodation and delicious gourmet meals! So, start saving money to fund for your (mini) Euro trip while you’re in college or university.

Panama City, Florida

Soaking in the Florida sun doesn’t have to be expensive. You can find some fantastic off-season deals and tick Panama City off your bucket list. This warm city by the beach has some world-class condos and resorts, but you’d want to live in one of the shared camp houses and hostels if you’re on a budget.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan is a good place for foodies and those who love grabbing special hour deals. In addition, you can enjoy water sports, participate in boat races, have beach parties, and experience nature’s tranquillity along the Atlantic coast without spending a fortune.

San Juan has many affordable hostels where you can live for an average of $15 a night. The best thing is that you’ll get the chance to meet other travellers and students from across the world and enjoy the local rum-packed mojitos.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is yet another excellent and affordable travel destination in Central America for students. You can indulge in many adventure experiences here without exceeding your budget.

The cost of living in Costa Rica is low, and you can easily find some excellent and cheap hostels to live in. Or you may choose to stay at one of the many affordable BnB lodgings that offer free breakfast. Travelling to Costa Rica from Canada is also pretty inexpensive.

Final Thoughts

Travelling as a student isn’t easy, especially when you’re under the pressure of assignments, coursework, exams, and more. But since travelling re-energizes you and allows you to have beautiful experiences, consider travelling during summer breaks, if not during your semester.

Since summer break is in full swing for most students, pick your travel destinations from the list above and start preparing for your adventure.

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