By most international students' accounts, all the preliminary work is well worth it; they are quite satisfied with their U.S. education. Students just like you also report that the best part of their experience in the United States is traveling -- enjoying a new environment outside of the academic world.
Most international students plan to explore parts of the country before or after the academic semester. Sometimes they opt to travel during school holidays such as Fall Break, Thanksgiving, Christmas or Spring Break; check your own school's calendar for specific vacation date and be sure to visit the student travel center for your travel needs.
It is important to plan a general itinerary before you leave your home country for the States, if you want to budget properly and take advantage of lower costs by purchasing your travel tickets in advance. Try to use a combination of airplanes, trains, buses and automobiles to get the most out of your travels -- and your budget!
The Internet has made it easier than ever to gather information about your travel options. We also have combined some of the best student travel resources where you can find great student airfares, hotels and much more