Grab your backpack (or your suitcase) and join hundreds of other backpackers and budget travelers on the journey! Basically, backpackers explore the world for extended amounts of time and typically travel on a budget. Backpacking is wonderful because it allows you the freedom to do whatever you want. You thought college was freedom? Well imagine having the whole world at your fingertips!

Some things you might expect to do while backpacking:

  • Staying in hostels, guesthouses, or CouchSurfing.
  • Traveling by bus or train.
  • Eating street food or at local, hole-in-the-wall restaurants.
  • Making lots of friends.
  • Packing light.
  • Traveling solo.
  • Being independent.

Some helpful resources for students interested in backpacking:





Eurail (Europe only)


Phone Apps

WeHostels (iPhone, iPad, and Android)

Other Resources

Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site

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