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How To Study And Travel At The Same Time 

How To Study And Travel At The Same Time

Travel or study… which one will you pick? The thing is, they’re both important – perhaps even essential – in their own way, but you can’t do them both at the same time, and at some point, you’ll need to make a choice. That’s right, isn’t it?

Well, perhaps not. It might not be easy to travel and study simultaneously, but it can be done with some planning and some careful thought. Personally, I moved to Europe for further studies, if I had to be totally honest with myself, I moved here for love, work, and travel opportunities. So if you don’t want to have to pick between your travel adventures and your studies for a great career in the future, keep reading – here are some tips to help you do both. 

Research Your Destinations 

One great idea to help you get the most out of both your travel and your study is to research the destination (or destinations) you’re going to before you set off. In reality, that’s probably something you’ll do anyway, but don’t forget to make sure that wherever you’re going has all the facilities you’re going to need to study in the way you want and need to. It would be a shame to choose a destination and get there only to find there wasn’t a good internet connection or any quiet places to study, and so on. 

How To Study And Travel At The Same Time

When it comes to choosing a destination where you can study as well as explore your new surroundings, you’re the only one who truly knows what you need, so you’re the one who’s going to have to check everything out and make sure it ticks all the boxes – take your time over that to ensure you get it right. 

Take Online Courses

Something that’s going to help massively if you want to study and travel is if you apply for an online course, meaning you don’t have to go to a specific place to study – you can do it from home or, if you prefer, from somewhere else completely. 

The great thing about online courses is that there’s something for everyone, and no matter what you want to do, you’ll find a course that gives you a qualification to help you on your way – if you want to be a medical science liaison or a plasterer or a teacher or a business owner, you’ll find a course. As long as you’ve got a good internet signal, studying shouldn’t be too tricky. 

Have A Productive Study Environment

As much as you might like the idea of studying on the beach or in a tent somewhere, that’s possibly not the best place to do it – it’s going to be distracting, and you’ll want to enjoy your downtime anyway, so why add studying to the mix? 

It’s much better to find yourself a good and productive study environment so you can focus on what you’re doing and make sure you concentrate – you’ll probably get through your work more quickly, giving you more time to enjoy your travels if you think carefully about where that work gets done. 

Jona of Backpacking with a Book

Hi there, I’m Jona, originally from Cebu, Philippines, had live in Hanoi, Vietnam, and now currently based in Munich, Germany. This blog used to house thoughts on life and books, but eventually it morphed into a travel blog. For collaborations, projects, and other things, please email me at For essays, creative nonfiction, and others, find me elsewhere.

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