AIRFARE TIPS & OPTIONS
Looking for cheap student airfares? Trying to find the best agent to assist you with your
travel needs and answer questions? Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
The UI Office for Study Abroad encourages students to shop around for the best options when the time comes to book
your travel arrangements. There is a lot of expertise in the travel industry right here in Iowa City, so don’t be shy about
comparing different prices and special packages before making your final decision. Also, it is not usually a good idea to
purchase a oneway ticket to your destination. Most countries will require you to show proof of intention to leave the
country (i.e. outbound plane ticket) upon arrival before granting you entry to their country.
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STUDENT TRAVEL AGENCIES
As a student you can save lots of money on flights. Sites like those listed below offer cheap flights and great
flexibility because they are geared specifically towards students.
Student Universe * very good * www.studentuniverse.com
Student Universe offers many of the same student discounted deals as STA Travel and Travel Cuts. They do not have
offices overseas and will direct you to contact the airline if you have any questions or problems outside of hours that the
U.S. Service Center is open. Also, look at Go Deals, a daily discount to a certain city, the city changes everyday so
STA Travel *very good* www.statravel.com, 18007814040
STA Travel offers student tickets with extended validity (most of the time 6 months 1 year long stay) and reasonable
change fees (some as low as $25) for you to change your mind about your return date. STA Travel offices are located
worldwide so you can often get in contact with an STA