International travel comprises one of the largest expenses in your study abroad budget, so it is important to find the best deals possible.
This page is intended to serve as a resource for popular travel options, but is not intended to be an endorsement of any particular site or organization. API encourages students to search through various travel sites and/or work with a trusted agent in order to find the best arrangements for their situation.
Aer Lingus offers a discounted flight program for U.S. students studying in Ireland.
CellHire – API students can take advantage of excellent international calling, text, and data plans through our international telecom partner CellHire. We have negotiated discounted rates and packages, including available features such as international SIM cards, mobile hotspots, and mobile phone options that work across Europe and many of our other international sites. For more information on these options, contact your API Program Manager / Coordinator. Additional information is also provided post-acceptance.
FundMyTravel is another new site geared at helping students prepare for and promote their fundraising via crowdfunding strategies.
GoEnnounce.com – GoEnnounce specializes in crowdfunding for students and knows every $ is important. Students never have to wait until you reach your entire goal or until your fundraising period is over to access their funds. Unlike other sites, GoEnnounce does not penalize you if you don’t raise your entire goal; they just deduct a 3.5% fee from any money raised.
GoFundMe – GoFundMe makes it incredibly easy to raise money online for the things that matter to you most. In less than a minute, you’ll be able to personalize your fundraising campaign and share it with the people in your life.
MyTab.co MyTab is a site that lets you set up an online travel fund that friends and family can contribute to in order to help pay for your international travel.
Rally.org – makes it easy for individuals, groups, social causes and non-profits to fundraise online with no tipping points or hassle.
Fundly – The Fundly online fundraising platform is used by thousands of organizations big and small, along with individuals who need to raise money for a cause, and provides easy fundraising tools, online donation processing, a donor management system, customer support, and much more.
STA Travel – STA Travel is one of the oldest and most respected student travel agencies. Student travel agencies are great options as they can often work with changing and complex itineraries, and often have flexible change fees.
STA also offers a “buy now, pay later” program. Available only to study abroad students purchasing individual tickets, this plan allows you to guarantee your airfare with only a $300 non-refundable deposit. Full payment is due seven days prior to departure, and STA can extend special payment terms for those using financial aid.
Students participating in a study abroad program (not internships) with API in Australia or New Zealand should contact Deborah Borja (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that she can coordinate your reservation according to the parameters of the API program. Do not book your flight directly on the STA Travel website.
Click on this link to receive a quote from STA Travel and begin your airfare investigation.