If you’re a student and inqisitive by nature, you might find historical locations to be great alternative to that spring break fling you’ve been planning.
Until you’re 35 there are a TON of great discounts for student travel, which makes it a great time to start exploring the world.
If you’re a student considering going this route, here are the top destinations we’d reccomend starting with.
If you’re in the US you’ll find that flights are cheaper to South America than Africa or even often Europe. So why not head to Peru. Center of the Inca civilization, Peru is an excellent destination for student travel. You’l learn ancient history as you walk through places like Pisac, Machu Picchu adn Ollantaytambo.
Egypt: one of the earliest and most facinating civilizations full of legands, myths and mummies. We highly reccomend any student traveling to Egypt book a private guide. Guides will help you navigate public spaces like the pyramids.
Speaking of the pyramids, they’re just a short drive from the capital of Cairo. The Great Pyramid was built by Pharaoh Khafu in the year 2550 BC. Standing at 147 meters, it was the largest and the most ambitious structure built in the ancient Egypt requiring 2.3 million stone block to erect. You’ll also see the second and third great Pyramids, the Pyramid of Khafre which stands at 144 meters of 471 feet and the Pyramid of Menkaure which stands at 65 meters or 213 feet. Also at Giza, you’ll the Sphinx. Built 30 years after the Great Pyramid, the Sphinx is a photo opporutnity for sure.
Want to learn the history of the ancient eastern civilizations? Head to China to see remnants of the Zhou Dynasty and parts of the Great Wall! You’ll also have opportunites to learn about Eastern painting, calligraphy, paper cutting, and Chinese art.
A former territory of the Roman Empire which stood strong for more than a thousand years against several barbarian attack. Turkey is in the easternmost part of Europe that features a diverse culture, religion, philosophy, and architectures.
See ancient Rome still intact with evidences of Roman structure and architectures built more than 2000 years ago. Rome presents the living timeline from the Roman Empire to the shift of the Middle Ages, to baroque and renaissance, to the dawn of the romantic period and enlightenment. Rome preserves its temples, churches, arts, and priceless paintings and murals.
As the center of knowledge, government, and system in the ancient world, every student would be amazed how this ancient city grew and evolved. Students can visit Acropolis, Agora, Library of Hadrian, Kerameikos, Olympieion & Southeast Athens, Pnyx, Roman Agora & Tower of the Winds, Arch of Hadrian, City Eleusinion and other ancient sites in this ancient city of Athens.