If traveling around the world is part of your college plan, then STA Travel is one place you have to check out. With STA stores in over 60 countries, they can help you plan your next adventure, whether it is Africa or Australia. (Down Under is where the company got started, so they know all the ins and outs.)
How much is the student discount?
STA Travel is the “world’s leading student travel company” and are almost solely devoted to getting the best deals for students. How much those deals are varies, but all modes of travel are covered. Whether you need a cheap flight to Mexico for spring break, a train ticket in Europe, or a bus in Africa, STA’s agents are always working to get you the best prices.
Their Blue Ticket is exclusive for students and youth under 30. It is famous for cheap fairs, lots of flexibility, and a low deposit of only $49. Perhaps even better, STA has a Price Beat Guarantee. If you prove you have a legitimate quote for a fare at a lower rate, and they can’t beat it, they will give you $1000 in travel credit toward your trip.
Group pricing is also available, as are tours. So go ahead and plan a trip with all your sorority sisters, or the entire Japanese language club.
Also available are membership cards for students, teachers, and youth (under 30) for exclusive discounts in many places abroad. Cards start at $20/year, and can serve as your student ID when traveling abroad.
How to qualify for student pricing?
Whether STA seeks verification or not that you are a student is a bit murky. The company helps anyone find low fares, but is mostly devoted to those under 30 years of age. They like to claim they are delaying full-time employment. Even though your parents cringe, STA will be right behind your plans of taking a gap year – or three – after graduation.