Study Abroad

Could You Get a Graduate Degree in Europe?

By Guest Poster | October 9, 2017

Chances are that if you’re reading Why Wait to See the World that you’ve got more than a bit of wanderlust.  Whether you’re in the middle of a meandering sojourn around the world or just planning a couple of weeks to see the sights in Europe, there is no doubt that you already recognize the […]

Learning Patience Abroad: 5 Tips on Surviving Travel with 30 Female Art History Students

By Guest Poster | December 1, 2016

Traveling with thirty female students wasn’t easy for me nor our university professor set on taking us to 6 different Veneto cities and towns over three weeks. We were there to learn about the Venetian Renaissance and the eventual rise and fall of the Empire as well our libidos. Additionally, my first time abroad to […]

HELP: I Want to Study Abroad But My Parent’s Won’t Let Me!

By Steph | October 12, 2015

As I’ve mentioned in the past I get a lot of emails from readers. Some are nice, some are mean, lots of them ask for advice that I’m usually not qualified to give. This week I got an email from an 18-year old female reader with a question about travel during college. I’m hoping to […]

Looking Back At My College Travels

By Kay Rodriguez | August 11, 2015

It wasn’t long before “the best years” of my life were over, marked by an oversized gown and a strange-looking hat in the early days of the Texas summer. Thousands of spectators were seated in my university’s academic quad to watch loved ones walk across a decorated stage, receiving, to some, one of the greatest […]

The Ultimate Post-Graduation Southeast Asia Trip

By Kay Rodriguez | January 11, 2015

For those of you who have read a few of my posts on Twenty-Something Travel (or, better yet, on my own blog Jetfarer), you know that I prided myself on being the college adventure traveler. Throughout college, I traveled during basically every school break, and even on weekends in between school days. Well, folks, the […]

Why You Should Not Drop Out of College to Travel

By Steph | November 2, 2014

This post was a long time coming. It’s the emails you guys. Don’t get me wrong, I love hearing from readers. However, I get a lot of emails from people asking me for advice- which honestly, it’s hard for me to understand why anyone would ask ME, the girl who can’t be bothered to change […]

5 Ways to Travel After College

By Kay Rodriguez | October 23, 2014

Ordering a class ring, registering for graduation, and applying for jobs – these are all telltale signs of a girl knees-deep in her senior year of college. Of course, the main thing that’s been on my mind is where I’m going to travel after college but before I start a full-time career. These days, I […]

Challenges of A Traveling College Student

By Kay Rodriguez | August 24, 2014

With the heart of a traveler but the mind of a college student, I took a giant leap from exploring the world to corporate America this summer. Of course, this meant dressing in fancy clothes each day and learning about big business in the United States, but more importantly it meant that I was working […]

Language Learning On A Time Crunch

By Kay Rodriguez | July 13, 2014

It’s easy to see that the best way to explore a place is if you know the language and communicate with people there. However, language learning can be a tricky task, especially for those who have never learned one before. When living in Brazil, I had one month to learn Portuguese before taking my study […]

Takeaways from Leading A Student Service Trip

By Kay Rodriguez | May 22, 2014

Fourteen students and two weeks in rural Central America- just a year ago, it all seemed so daunting. When I decided to lead a group of students on a service-learning trip to Guatemala during my sophomore year of college, I didn’t realize just how difficult it would be. After doing this two summers in a […]

The Honest Truth About Studying Abroad

By Kay Rodriguez | April 14, 2014

I spend a lot of time at school convincing my friends and peers to study abroad. Truthfully, I think it is an experience that too many people pass up during their college years and one that’s nearly impossible to recreate once you’ve received your diploma. Every year, I hear alumni woefully proclaim, “I wish I’d […]

Finding the Travel-Life Balance

By Kay Rodriguez | March 24, 2014

 (This is part one of Life-Travel Balance week. Check back for more tips all week long.) Growing up has caused me to come to terms with the fact that there aren’t enough hours in the day. Usually around 1 or 2 AM you’ll find me sitting in my dorm room bed, energy drink in hand, […]