Michael Fulcher: Traveling

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

One of the best parts of my study abroad experience has been traveling. It could be as simple as going to a nearby city to see a famous landmark, or it could be a whirlwind tour of the countries nearby. Either way, you get the chance to see and experience something new.

One of my favorite experiences this semester was going to Istanbul. It was only an overnight bus trip away, but i got to see an entirely new country, culture, and people.

It’s easier to travel on a student’s budget than you might think. Traveling on local airlines or taking buses keeps transport costs down. There are plenty of youth hostels in most places that have cut rate prices, and if you’re really adventurous you could try out a service like couchsurfing.com.

When my classes end, I will get to a few more countries before I come home.

How many times will you have that opportunity in your life?

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