Australia is an incredibly vast and diverse country where you could spend years travelling and not see it all. But at least you could start scratching the surface with our ultimate top things to do. You’ll find all kinds of activities listed below, including climbing iconic bridges, learning about the indigenous culture, tasting the exquisite food of aussie life, and getting up close to local wildlife.
All gap years are exciting and new to the person undertaking them, but some are more generic than others. Spending a year in Europe, South East Asia or Australia is hardly trailblazing (as fun as it might be). The best way to have a unique experience is to travel the road less taken. In this day and age that is almost impossible, but there are routes that are less standard than others when it comes to gap year adventures. Why not try one of our three wild card gap years to make memories you will never forget.
Your year abroad goes by in the blink of an eye…
When it comes time to pack up your things and make that bittersweet journey home, there will still be a ton of things you wish you’d had time to do, places you wish you’d seen and moments you didn’t get a chance to experience.
So, to help make sure you make the absolute most of the last few days or weeks of your travels, we’ve compiled a ‘year abroad bucket list’ of sorts, so you can leave with no regrets and memories to last a lifetime. (more…)
This blog was submitted by: Andy Steves.
The highlight of any trip comes from the experience of connecting with others from different backgrounds that you meet while on your travels. It’s so easy to just stay in the British bubble, and it is just that much more rewarding to break out of it. The British Bubble provides comfort in an otherwise strange environment, yet prevents you from experiencing the country you’ve chosen to visit to the fullest.
You’d be amazed to find that though people may be different on a surface level, ultimately they are exactly like yourself. Ask about where they go on a Saturday night, what their views on politics are, how they celebrate holidays, where they want to live when they “grow up,” etc. It’s these types of connections that can bring the world closer together, and it’s this kind of cultural understanding that can make positive differences for our future.
Here are some tips to bridge those cultural gaps:
A gap year abroad is a unique opportunity to escape your familiar surroundings and push yourself to discover, learn and develop as a person. You could take a road trip across America, backpack around Europe, teach English as a foreign language somewhere exotic – or do something really unusual that will change your life and make you stand out amongst other gap year travellers. In this article, I’ve skipped over the roads-more-travelled to bring you a selection of more unusual ideas for your year out. For an introduction to gap year travel, you can check out Student Money Saver’s guide to gap year travel as you start to think about jetting off. (more…)
Be different and visit the motherland of the world; Africa. With some of the most unique and rare creatures to stunning expansive landscapes; there’s no other place to discover the wonders of the world than in the world’s second biggest continent. Here at StudentUniverse we have devised a list of the most enchanting places to visit in Africa. So get your passport ready.
Thailand is a well-known tourist attraction bringing in an influx of students, backpackers and adventure seekers to the ultimate dream location. Here at StudentUniverse we have comprised the ultimate to do list when you visit this great country. So why not put Thailand at the top of you bucket list this summer and check out these must see sights around its cultural capital. You cannot really boast about your summer if you haven’t been to Thailand and do these top ten things.
It’s a big debate, is it better to travel alone or would you rather go with your friends? And sure, there are definitely arguments for both sides. However, right now we’re making a case for why travelling with your existing friends is awesome: