• Posted: Monday, April 19, 2010
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Student Travel

Every year university students get thinking about their couple of months off or gap years and make big plans for their student travel. From the East Coast to the West Coast, nowhere is safe when it comes to a summertime student infiltration looking for summer jobs and parties. Here at Hostels.com we’ve all had our student summer travels and many of us wish we could still take off for a few months of fun and work in the sun! So here are our pick of some of the most popular places for student summer travel and summer work around the USA so you can put your work permits or J1 visa to good use! We’ve also added in some cheap accommodation in these popular summer spots as we all know it can be tough to find somewhere to live when you first move to a new place.

Student Travel to San Diego

Student TravelIf you are looking for the ultimate Southern California beach city then San Diego is the place for summer travel for you! San Diego offers miles of sandy beaches full of surfers and sun worshippers. And with its warm climate and relaxed atmosphere, San Diego is the perfect choice for summer travel and student summer jobs. San Diego gets even busier during the summer months as it is a big hotspot for students, especially those with J1 visas. So make sure you get booking your cheap hostel in San Diego so you can get straight into finding that perfect San Diego summer job by the beach!

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Student Travel to Chicago

Student TravelThe Windy City, The New York of the Mid-West, Chi-town... Chicago has lots of nicknames but it’s just one great city! Chicago is a top choice for student summer travel every year as it has a great mix of being an exciting city along with a city beach (even though it’s is a beach on a lake!). The shores of Lake Michigan are packed full of life every summer in Chicago, so too are the walkways and cycle paths. There is a good deal of student summer work and accommodation available in Chicago during the summer months, but make sure you get there early to snap it up! Chicago is also a popular spot for students on gap years or students looking to study abroad. So pick your dates to land in the Windy City and book your cheap hostels in Chicago here! And for more on Chicago take a look at our Chicago City Guide here.

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Student Travel to New York

Student TravelNew York is a student hotspot all year round, but during the summer it gets a whole new student infiltration of students looking to take a short bite out of the Big Apple! New York is a great city to be a student in as there is always something happening around the city. NYC is a top choice for students who are alos looking to spend a semester abroad or those looking for an exciting gap year! With businesses of all kinds in this huge city, getting a student summer job in New York should not be a problem as long as you have the relevant student visa, but get in early to avoid all the other competition for summer work in New York. Summer accommodation in New York can sometimes prove problematic so guarantee a place for you to stay when you land by booking one of our great New York hostels now! And get reading up on New York by checking out all of Travel blog posts here on New York.

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Student Travel to Boston

Student TravelBoston is a beautiful and vibrant city in the state of Massachusetts. Boston is always a popular choice for summer travel, especially when it comes to looking for student summer jobs from other countries and those coming over to Boston on J1 visas. Student summer work and accommodation are widely available around Boston but make sure you don’t leave it too late in the summer to come here as they are snapped up very quickly! Boston has a great small town feel to it with lots of friendly locals and lovely architecture around the city. It is also a popular choice for students looking to spend a semester abroad. Boston also has a warm summer climate for all those students looking to come back with a tan! There are also lots of Boston attractions and you can find out more about these in our Boston City Guide.

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Student Travel to San Francisco

Student TravelSan Francisco is one of the most visited cities in the USA and is just as popular when it comes to student summer travel. San Francisco has the best of both worlds with its trendy city feel mixed with a relaxed and sunny bay-side atmosphere. San Francisco is a city full of quirky buildings and is packed full of culture. San Francisco is made up of many quirky and cultural neighbourhoods so you have your pick when looking for summer accommodation. And seeing as San Francisco is a big tourist spot, extra staff are always needed during the busy summer period. For more information on San Francisco take a look at our San Francisco city guide here.

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Student Travel to Cape Cod

Student TravelCape Cod or The Cape as it is known to locals is a popular spot where tourists flock to every summer. Cape Cod is a unique destination that draws visitors of all ages throughout the summer. There are miles of beaches in Cape Cod to chill out and enjoy the sun on summer vacation. And if you’re there to get a summer job then because of all the tourists to The Cape there’s a surplus of summer jobs in the area, just make sure you get there early.

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Student Travel to Newport

Student TravelNewport, Rhode Island was a popular spot for summer travel to the elite hundreds of years ago and it shows through its extravagant architecture and homes. Today, Newport is just as popular for summer travel especially for students looking for a summer away. Newport is often regarded as a quaint summer destination but there’s also an edgy side to the town. There are plenty of music festivals and a great nightlife. This coupled with excellent weather and miles of white sandy beaches, Newport is the perfect choice for your student summer travel.

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Student Travel to Hawaii

Student TravelHawaii and all of its islands are a popular summer escape for student travel every year. Each island has its own unique sights and qualities, and its excellent weather makes it a student summer paradise. However it’s not the most popular choice for summer travel so if you do choose Hawaii then you will not have as much competition for summer work and accommodation as other student travel hotspots. And the best thing about Hawaii is that regardless of what island you choose to settle on you will always be near a beach! So get planning your summer travel to Hawaii and book your cheap hostel here!

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