Travel & Student Exchange

Finished high school but don't want to jump straight back into education?

Have your degree but not ready to sell-out to The Man?

Why not get on a big jet plane and experience what the world has to offer?

The Ultimate Student Travel Guide

The Ultimate Student Travel Guide

Everyone knows that university students are the most experienced travellers, and we've decided it's time somebody mined that travel advice gold. We have collected all your international experiences to create the ultimate travel guide for students, by students. We're bringing you the word from the street that you won't find in any brochure - the insider tips on the best things to see, the best streets to wander, the best places to stay and of course the best places to eat to help you plan your next uni break. Have some travel tips of your own? We want to hear them! Email melissa@bathtubproductions.com with your top ten tips from your favourite destinations.

Melbourne University student says Hong Kong exchange was best decision for personal growth

Melbourne University student says Hong Kong exchange was best decision for personal growth

TRAVEL & EXCHANGE 19/09/2013 

Sarah Madden is a final year Bachelor of Arts student at the University of Melbourne. Sarah says her exchange to Hong Kong was the best thing she could have done both for her career and her personal growth.

How a GAP year shaped one student

How a GAP year shaped one student's future

TRAVEL & EXCHANGE Roslyn Rowen 

After graduating high school, Heidi spent a year working at Camp Horizon in Canada, for people with disability or serious illness. What was supposed to be just a year in-between has ended up shaping her plans for future study, and even her career. In this article, Heidi shares some life lessons she gathered during her year away and advice to school leavers considering a GAP year of their own.

Relocating overseas: a how-to on living abroad in a foreign country

Relocating overseas: a how-to on living abroad in a foreign country

TRAVEL & EXCHANGE Melissa 15/01/2013 

Since the age of 4, I have had an obsession with ballerinas, chocolate croissants and comic book characters with tufts of orange hair and little white dogs. I decided that the only plausible explanation is that I was meant to be French. This year I decided to do a trial run, relocating to Paris for a few months to see if one day I could call it home for good. If you’re considering a gap year or exchange, here are some of the lessons I have garnered about making a new home in a far away place.

Summer road trip 101

Summer road trip 101

TRAVEL & EXCHANGE Anna 15/11/2013 

A road trip this summer = fun. Beach, camping, pub food and good times. We didn’t want to write on how speeding or drink driving is illegal, dangerous and will result in losing your license, an accident or worse. Because you know all that. Instead, we’ve written about the helpful stuff: what do you do if your car breaks down? Or you have a car accident? How do you change a flat tyre? This is really useful info and a must read if you’re behind the wheel this summer.

So you want to do a gap year…now what?

So you want to do a gap year…now what?

TRAVEL & EXCHANGE Melissa 13/8/2012 

So you’ve heard the spiel that deciding to take a gap is the best decision you'll ever make. Alternatively, you’ve heard your parents say it’s a waste of time. So how do you approach a gap year in a way that makes it simultaneously the best experience ever, and also something that you can convince your parents about? If you’ve decided to take the plunge into a whole year of travel, there are a lot of logistics to take care of. Here’s a list of considerations to send you in the right direction.

Mind the Gap - On the Road with Madeleine

Mind the Gap - On the Road with Madeleine

TRAVEL & EXCHANGE Madeleine 

While everyone else was having a life when they were sixteen, I was reading. The final two years of school were, for me, a whirlwind of staying up late with my head in a book and working as hard as possible with the maximum amount of caffeine my body could accommodate.

Student Exchange

Student Exchange

Exchange programs at university offer one of the most enriching and challenging experiences that a student can undertake. Not only does the exposure to alternate cultures help you develop as a person, but you can make the best friends and have the most fun that you will have in your entire life.