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现在才发现,原来我们的部落格差一点就安了个和大马著名背包旅行作者黄爱琳的两本书书名一样的名字。。。所以如果有一天爱琳再出版第三本书,而书名为《再难也要去旅行》的话,我们并不是抄袭她的哦。。。 ^.^

主编 09年8月1日 ****************************************************************

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Why you should travel as a student

...A guest post by Samantha Deavin...

Most students finishing their schooling or graduating from their university degrees are faced with the decision of whether to start full time study, enter the workforce, or go travelling. While there are often societal or parental pressures to start a professional career or ‘get serious’, there are also a number of benefits to student travel, and many reasons why travelling when young can have longstanding benefits.

- Cheaper prices. Transport, hostel rooms and tickets to sights and attractions are significantly discounted for those who fall within the ‘student’ category. Often it is just a matter of your age, and whether or not you are studying is irrelevant. If you’re within the age bracket of 12-26 then take advantage of these discounted prices – you won’t enjoy them again until you become a ‘senior citizen’!

- Learn more about yourself. It’s often hard to know what you want to do, or what career path you want to follow when you leave school or university. Taking time to travel, and putting yourself in different situations, environments and amongst different people can help you learn more about the world, yourself, and what it is that you want to do. Rather than jumping into a degree or job that you’re not sure is suited to you and your goals, travelling can give you the opportunity to remove yourself from your daily environment and learn more about what is important to you

- Meet other people. Travelling when young is very conducive to meeting other people. Because student travel is usually conducted on a small budget, most students choose to stay in hostels. Dorm rooms, communal kitchens and organised events make it easy to meet people from all over the world. When travelling, you’ll make friends from all corners of the globe.

- Take advantage of your freedom. Students are often told to take advantage of their youth and their limited responsibilities. What does this mean, you may ask? Travel! When else in your life will you be able to pack up and set off around the world, travelling wherever your fancy takes you? Hop on one of many cheap flights and see where you end up.

- Employers look favourably on travel. When your resume tells a prospective employee that you have travelled, it shows that you are independent, organised and resourceful. Travel is no longer seen as careless wandering, but as something that adds to a person’s skill base, emotional intelligence and employability.

Finishing school or university is an exciting time. What better way to celebrate then to go travelling? Whether you set off on a round the world ticket, or jump on a flight and see where the winds take you, student travel is fun, cheap, rewarding and will have longstanding benefits.

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