The 5 Best Student Travel Groups

Traveling in college can be tricky, and it can be stressful to plan for your dream vacation... especially when you're on a budget. One way to fix this is to find a travel group that is hosting a trip to your ideal destination. Whether you want to do a cross-country road trip or fly overseas, there is a student travel group that can take you on the vacation of a lifetime.

1. WSA (Weekend Student Adventures) Europe

Andy Steves, son of travel guru Rick Steves, created WSA to offer “fun, no-nonsense, affordable, and memorable weekend trips” to college students.  I met Andy while studying abroad in London and had many friends that went on his weekend adventures. If you are studying in Europe, WSA has trips in Italy, Hungary, the UK, Ireland, France, Amsterdam, and more. All trips are led by local tour guides who grew up in the city you will be traveling to, so you can make sure to expect a sincere cultural experience.

2. Contiki

Offering travel packages to people between the ages of 18-35 years old, Contiki caters specifically to students and youth who want to explore the globe. With different trips spread out over five continents, you can plan on spending anywhere between a few days to a few weeks abroad. Most of their trips take you to multiple countries or cities as well, so expect to get the most out of your money.

3. AESU

With trips to both European and Latin American destinations, AESU offers both graduates and students the chance to travel with their peers. They also have occasional deals on their trips which offer a couple hundred dollars off of the original price.

4. EF College Break

EF College break also offers trips to five continents with flights included. They have many holiday trips as well, so you can celebrate New Years in Paris, Amsterdam or London, or spend St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland. Trips are anywhere between 6-35 days, so pick the duration that best suits you.

5. Bus2Alps

Another travel group based in Europe, Bus2Alps gives students the chance to do day trips, weekend trips, or Spring/Summer break trips. Although most trips are based only in Europe, there are many adventure packages you can add to your travel experience such as skiing, skydiving, and parasailing. It’s the perfect way to end a study abroad experience.