Spring Break Staycation
March 27th, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel

man in water123463498With spring break around the corner, advertisements for vacation destinations are popping up at a record pace at college campuses around the country. While these getaways look fun, their price tags are often no laughing matter. Still, if you are worried about the expense of spring break getaway adding to the burden of your expenses, there is something to smile about: it is easier to have a spring break on a budget than you might think. The answer to your prayers, in a word, is to think less about a vacation and more about a “staycation”. Read the rest of this entry »


Keep it Cheap with Spring Break Camping
March 20th, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel

dv1603025As the year marches on and winter draws to a close, campuses around the country are thawing out and things are looking up. The arrival of spring means more than just warmer weather and a higher pollen count, though: it also means that spring break, too, is around the corner. If you are an international student still looking for affordable ways to enjoy your upcoming vacation, let the weather be your inspiration and keep it cheap with spring break camping. The warmer weather, after all, means more than just college campuses are waking up – so too is the majestic beauty of America’s wilderness areas. Plus, with nearly 400 national parks spread across the country – and even more state parks in between – the options for international students looking for budget-friendly spring break fun are limited only by your imagination. Read the rest of this entry »


Save Money with a Spring Break Road Trip
March 13th, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel

road trip148656348With winter on the way out and warmer weather on the way in, one thing is clear: spring break is around the corner. Of course, just because you are on vacation does not mean your financial concerns take a holiday. So, while the quintessential image of this collegiate tradition features white sand beaches and exotic destinations many international students think about, let us be the first to tell you that there are far more affordable ways to relax during your upcoming break. For inspiration international students need look no further than that other great slice of Americana: the road trip. Read the rest of this entry »


Help for those with Student Loan Debt
March 6th, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel

The fact that student loan debt is on the rise should come as no surprise to the millions of students that owe on their student loans. Research conducted in 2012 indicates that more than 20% of all U.S. households – fully 37 million Americans – owed a combined $1 trillion to public and private lenders. More stagger still than these statistics, however, are the term implications that such debt can have. Because those who struggle with student loan debt often put off buying a home, starting a business, getting married, or even having children, borrowers can lag behind their debt-free peers when it comes to personal and career development. Read the rest of this entry »