College years are the time of learning and discoveries. Everything you do somehow feels special and exciting, particularly if you have a chance to go abroad and meet foreign cultures. Traveling is one of the most amusing ways to gain new knowledge and experience, which is exactly the reason why student travel so popular.
A research revealed that 20% of all international tourists, or nearly 200 million travelers are young people. At the same time, youth travel generates $185 billion in international tourism receipts.
If you are a student who wants to explore the world, you should know the best destinations for your trip. In this post, I will show you the top 5 places every student should visit at least once. Let’s check them out!
Rome earned the number one position on our list due to the amazing cultural heritage, historical importance, and sheer beauty. The so-called Eternal City is known for the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and the Vatican, but it’s only a speck of a gigantic cultural mosaic.
The capital of Italy is a modern metropolis with almost 3 million residents, but its ancient center seems more like a town-museum. St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City is the largest church ever constructed and I strongly suggest you climb to the top of the dome to see one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.
Fun fact: The first ever shopping mall was built in Rome between 107 and 110 AD by Emperor Trajan. It’s not open anymore, but I’m sure you’ll find a shop or two even today.
New York City
A city that never sleeps could easily be declared the capital of planet Earth. New York City is the financial center that includes tourist attractions such as the Museum of Modern Arts, Empire State Building, and Brooklyn Bridge.
With the population of over 8 million living on some 300 square miles, it’s no wonder that people often find themselves struggling to fight their way through the sidewalk crowd. As a student, you just have to go there to see that concrete jungle by yourself. One of the AussieWritings.com book reviews dedicated to NYC helped me reveal an amazing fact – 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world.
Paris is certainly not the cheapest place for a student to visit, but it’s still a “must go” destination. The City of Light is famous for the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and Champs-Elysees, but there are so much more things to see there.
As a young person, you will definitely enjoy a casual but charming style of local residents. There are hundreds of bars where you can sit down, relax, and watch the world go by. And if you want to reach the top of the Eiffel Tower, be ready for a good training as you’ll have to climb 1,665 steps to get to the top.
Japanese lifestyle and culture are so different than Western Civilization that you simply have to visit a city like Tokyo to understand local peculiarities. In my opinion, it felt as if I was visiting a different planet. The capital of Japan is the most populated metropolitan area worldwide, hosting 35 million people.
As a student, you might find it interesting to try the famous capsule hotels that provide guests with nothing more than a bed-box to sleep in. If you are a rebel without a cause, you might want to experience Tokyo just to see how Japanese people obey the rules with the smile on their faces.
Fun fact: The Harajuku district in Tokyo is famous for its alternative street fashion, so you should visit it if you need a few fresh clothing ideas.
I guess your first reaction when you read ‘Sarajevo’ was – What? Where is this place? But if you are into history, you must know that it’s the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and also the birthplace of the First World War. It’s a historical borderline between East and West where various cultures meet and overlap.
The food is cheap but delicious, and you can have a lot of fun in one of Sarajevo’s night clubs. Since we already mentioned history, here is another interesting fact about this city: Sarajevo has been a member of six different states in the last 100 years.
Traveling is the easiest way to meet new cultures, learn about their history, exercise foreign languages, and have fun – all the same time. That is why students love to travel and explore different countries around the globe.
In this post, we showed you top 5 places every student should visit at least once. Which destination would be your first choice here? Do you have other interesting suggestions? Share your experiences with us in comments – we’d love to hear more about other destinations!