Travel can be tough to afford when you’re a college student strapped for cash. But plenty of websites offer stellar student travel deals, if you know where to look. The best part? Many of them will continue after graduation, offering anyone in their “youth” age ranges a deal. So study up! There are deals to be found.
1. Student Universe
Student Universe offers special rates on flights, hotels and tours for students ages 18-25 at degree-granting universities. You can access student deals automatically, but occasionally you’ll have to prove your student status by sharing a class schedule, ID card or other documents. Some Student Universe deals don’t require you to be a student: Anyone age 18-25 can get in on the action.
2. STA Travel
STA provides flights for all ages, but some of their airfares are available only to full-time students and travelers under 26. THOSE are the ones you want. Get an International Student Identity Card through STA for discounts on air travel, hotels and train tickets worldwide.
The online travel agency has a special student travel page where you can search cheap flights for travelers between the ages of 16 to 25. (No need to prove you’re a student here!)
4. American Airlines Vacations
Check out the airline’s college page to find vacation deals for travel to Jamaica, Hawaii and more. You’ll have to enter your student ID and verify that you attend a participating school. (Don’t tell, but we just entered a random number and browsed trips as if we were students. It worked!)
5. Generation Fly
Lufthansa’s student travel program promises the airline’s lowest and most flexible fares will be available to students with a valid school email address. Let the international journeys begin!