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When I’m planning a trip, flights are a significant expense. However, I’ve learned a few tips to get a cheaper ticket. Below are a few things I do to buy a cheaper ticket.  1. Be Flexible With Your Dates  When you’re searching for affordable airfare it pays to be flexible. If you have the option […]

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1. Not Planning Ahead/Being Organized About Travel Plans  Not planning ahead and being organized can hurt you big time. If you wait too long, you might pay more for flights and accommodation. Also, rushing while planning can cause mistakes like booking the same plane ticket twice (especially if you’re backpacking and booking multiple flights), or […]

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These following things will burst your travel budget if you’re not careful. 1. Not Packing Properly Or Taking Into Consideration Luggage Requirements   If your luggage is overweight you most likely will have to pay for excess baggage fees. Sometimes these fees can be hundreds of dollars. Also, if you’re on a budget airline, and you […]

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1. Research The Destination You’re Going To  Research where you’re going. This is going to give you a ballpark figure about how much you are going to spend. Certain locations are going to be more expensive than others.  2. See How Much Money You Will Need  When you determine the overall cost of your trip, […]

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1. Find A Program That Is All-Inclusive The study abroad program that I chose provided housing. I stayed in a dorm, it had a meal plan, it took me on excursions, and provided an internship. I even had a stipend. My semester abroad was the same amount that I paid for tuition at my undergrad […]

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So you want to travel around the world…but you aren’t rolling in the dough. Good news: you can definitely travel. Not so great news: it’s going to take sacrifice, budgeting, and saying no to yourself. But it’s definitely doable. Below are 21 ways you can travel, even if funds are tight: 1. Choose One Luxury […]

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Before I begin, I want to say money is personal, and when it comes to managing money abroad, there are many ways to go about this. In this guide, I am going to share what I’ve done and what has worked for me. It’s important to do your research. There is a lot of information […]

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Tell Us About Yourself.  My name is Tiana, and I am a government contractor and work as a program analyst at the U.S. Department of State. I work on the (J-1) Exchange Visitor Program in the academic program categories. Approximately 300,000 foreigners from over 200 countries come to the U.S. each year on J-1 visas. […]

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I’m not rich, and my parents never had passports until this year. I got my first passport when I was 20.  Here’s how I was able to live and work in India, Spain, China, and Vietnam.  Study Abroad (2012) India has a special place in my heart. I lived there from January – April 2012. […]

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Tell us about yourself My name is Naria and I am a Program Assistant with Dexis Consulting Group as a U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) Contractor. I work in USAID’s Asia Bureau on the Strategic Planning and Operations team in Washington, D.C. What lead you to your current position? When I finished my senior […]

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