Getting ready to venture across the pond to study abroad in the USA can seem nerve-racking to those traveling alone. But having a collection of topical and detailed travel books enriches cultural exchange for international students.
My favorite travel companion, no matter the distance, is my arsenal of travel books to keep me motivated, inspired, and curious about what is ahead of me.
Below are five of the best books to maximise your time studying in the USA!
1.The Big Trip: Your Ultimate Guide to Gap Years and Overseas Adventures, by Lonely Planet
Open to discover:
• Maps and itineraries
• Tips and stories from travellers and experts
• Directory of essential resources
• Working overseas opportunities
• Summer jobs abroad for students
2.The Art of Travel, by Alain de Botton
Written from his own perspective, De Botton teaches us how to enjoy the art of travel by appreciating the simplest things we encounter. This book is sure to help you change your perspective of entering a new culture.
3. Travel the World Without Worries: An Inspirational Guide to Budget Travel, by Marek Bron
With the help of this guide, you’ll learn about different travel styles and destinations. Since Go Campus provides you with education at an affordable price, this book will help you keep your budget low for all your extracurricular activities and travels as well!
4. 50 States, 5,000 Ideas, National Geographic
This vibrant book showcases the best travel experiences in every US state. Sites include national parks, beaches, hotels, and more. Each entry provides facts about each state that will help fuel your wanderlust and ensure the best study abroad experience possible.
5. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss
A personal childhood favorite that translates well into adulthood, this book will make you dream big about your undergraduate or graduate study abroad, while also delving into the stories of a quintessentially American author. This book will leave you with a smile and a good understanding of the quirkiness of American culture!
Go Campus’ student travel abroad programs are waiting for you to take the leap to the USA. To ensure a smooth and exciting transition, don’t forget the essential books that will guide you!
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