Many people think travelling while studying is near impossible and that travel and productivity don’t go together. Well, I’m living proof that it is possible! The key to succeeding as a travelling student is making the decision to prepare and get organised before semester starts.
Make sure that when you leave to go travelling you pack all your textbooks and stationery; you don’t want to have to orchestrate the shipping of a hundred-dollar textbook overseas! More often than not, it won’t arrive in time for that assignment… or at all. It’s also important to make sure you will have reliable internet access so you can access course materials, participate in student discussion forums, submit assignments and get in touch with your lecturer if you need to.
Nobody likes travelling with a bad group of people, so ensure you travel with people you enjoy spending time with but who will also respect you and let you study when you need to.
Make sure your uni provides you with great online support and flexibility, because you will constantly be on the move.
Before embarking on what could quite possibly be the greatest adventure of your life, schedule how much time you want to allocate to study and how much time you will have for exploring your destination. And be realistic. There’s no point in sitting down to study for 5 hours and only getting through two pages because all you can think about is the local Marrakesh markets outside!
Being a uni student isn’t cheap, and neither is travelling the world! Therefore, it’s important you are conscious of your budget and learn some tricks to help you save money. These are my top tips:
It’s really important that when you are travelling, you make the most of the experience and have fun! To help you do this, these are my top tips:
We only have a limited amount of time on this earth, so let’s make the most of it and enjoy ourselves!
Are you planning on travelling while you study your degree? Whether you're packing a suitcase to go on an overseas adventure or having a weekend away, this checklist will ensure you have all your study essentials on-board.