• 6 things I learnt from studying abroad


    So why study abroad? It can be expensive, you’ll have to start your social status from the bottom and how will you deal with the FOMO of home? All trivial questions, yes, but as a student who took the plunge and came out the other side, I can safely say it was (bold statement coming) one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
    And what did I learn? Well other than how to stand up for 5 seconds on a surf board, here’s a few life lessons I picked up whilst living it up for a year in Perth, Western
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  • How much do you need to travel Australia for 1 month?

    Here at STA Travel we pride ourselves on the fact we “know because we go”, so instead of giving you a generic post about spending in Australia we thought we’d hand it over to Rachael, who can give you the lowdown on how much you should spend in Australia in one month– drawing on her own experiences.

    I worked and travelled in Australia for exactly 2 years – I literally left one day before my visa ended because I loved it so much, so I’d like to think I know a fair amount about the place. If you’re off there

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  • Top 6 Things to Do in Adelaide

    The South Australian capital isn’t immediately thought of when it comes to backpackers – it’s often a city that’s visited on a trip to the Red Centre, or on a road trip across the Great Ocean Road. We want Adelaide to feel the love as we believe the place is underrated, so here we are, sharing the top 6 things to do to get the most out of your trip to RADelaide (and why you should visit in the first place).

    Wine regions

    You can’t visit South Australia without heading to at least one of the wine regions – it’s

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  • A Student Guide to New Zealand: places to visit, places to eat and places to party

    If you’re considering studying abroad to expand your horizons and experience an unforgettable semester away, New Zealand needs to be at the top of your list.

    Why New Zealand you might ask? Is it their infamous wine country or world-class coffee? Their massive sheep population that boasts a sheep to human ratio of six sheep for every one person (holy sheep!)? Or maybe, New Zealand being the true “Middle Earth” from Lord of The Rings is what sparks your interest (guilty!).

    Just googling photos of New Zealand alone will make you want to pack your bags and book a one-way

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  • 7 New Zealand South Island Destinations You Must Visit

    Today’s blog is brought to you by our student ambassador, Alyssa Tran, from the University of California, Riverside. After catching the oh so familiar travel bug that hits every student after their first study abroad, she’s here to tell us all about her top 7 trips you NEED to see in any trip to New Zealand’s South Island.  

    New Zealand is undoubtedly the most beautiful country I have ever visited. Just imagine the most beautiful forests you’ve ever seen in California and then multiply that by 100. Driving only 20 minutes out of the main cities will lead to

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