Learning about new places and experiencing different cultures are all part of a well-rounded education that students can’t get by just hitting the books.

But students who do their homework on a mid-term trip quickly realise that even quick holidays to other regions can be expensive.

Fortunately, there are some new ways to get off campus without draining the budget for books and meals. Click ‘play’ to learn about travel sites that offer flight deals specifically for students, and where to  find free, downloadable city guides, among other great tips — in 90 seconds.

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