• 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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  • 6 reasons to pair a tour with your Australia semester abroad

    So you’re planning your study abroad in Australia… your visa’s been granted. Your saving is going… okay. You’ve put your deposit down on your Air New Zealand flights. You’ve already selected the classes your taking.

    What now?

    Do you sit and apply for internships or jobs in your chosen city of residence? Look for your university’s (also called ‘uni’ in Oz) dorm options or hit Google on the apartment hunt? Find people to share a house with? Research how to buy textbooks once you arrive? Sensible answer? Yes. All of these things.

    …But on any year in Australia, remember

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  • A local’s guide to Adelaide

    Our ‘Local Insider Series’ focuses on bringing you the lowdown on various cities across the globe, straight from the mouth of the locals. So you know it’s not bull.

    To launch the series, we asked Kate Beveridge, one of our Travel Experts down in Adelaide, to tell us everything we need to know about this little slice of Australia. Step out of the shadows Adelaide… it’s your time to shine!

    One of the most underrated Australian capital cities, Adelaide has long been the butt of national jokes; a common conversation when growing up there is when you’re going to move

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  • Your guide to Oz Experience

    Australia: vibrant cities, sunny beaches, incredible wildlife. All of this you could see you on your future travels, but how?! With an Oz Experience of course; an easy to use bus pass with amazing experiences included throughout each of its routes. But if you still want to know more, let us answer some of your questions…

    What is Ox Experience?

    Oz Experience is the ultimate way to travel to Australia. It offers flexible travel packages to make your own unique Aussie experience, but don’t worry, it includes a selection of essential highlights that you wouldn’t want to miss out on.

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  • Episode 1: How I’m travelling 52 countries in 52 weeks

    52 weeks and 52 countries, travelling around the world at random on the cheapest ticket every Tuesday? Some call it crazy. We call it ex-STA staff member and all-around solo backpacker extraordinaire Finding Alexx.

    Ever hear of those crazy adventures that you’d LOVE to do but have no idea how? This is one of those adventures, and I’m going to show you all the ins and outs of how I’m making it happen. 

    I’m Alexx. A Kiwi, long-time STA Traveller, and now a full-time travel blogger at Finding Alexx, and I’m exploring the world solo for a

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