I’m Kate, a student, writer, and a cheap flight fan. I’m in my third year of a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Political Science. Since graduating high school in 2015, I’ve traveled to eight European countries, studied abroad in England, traveled to Thailand, Bali, and Australia, and explored my own backyard in North America with trips to Toronto, the Rocky Mountains, Boston, New York, Vancouver, and Vancouver Island.
I really believe that traveling during your degree is something every student should and can do.
I never would have the confidence or knowledge I have today if it wasn’t for my study abroad exchange to the UK. It wasn’t all crumpets and tea – I experienced culture shock and homesickness. My exchange was a rollercoaster because I would have days exploring London on the tube with my friends and days where I didn’t even want to travel out of my bedroom. But, this experience taught me so much about myself and the world!
That’s why I think it’s important for all students to get out of their comfort zone and explore what this world has to offer them. We live in a world more connected than ever before. Travel has never been cheaper and there have never been more ways for students to go abroad.
Enter KateKorte.com – my personal blog for independent students that want meaningful travel experiences.
I’m not a travel agent or world travel expert. My blog isn’t meant to give you full itineraries and I’m not going to book flights for you. Instead of me telling you just about my own travel, I create posts that help YOU plan your own meaningful travel experiences. I’m here to help you along the way, share the mistakes I’ve made (there’s a lot), and offer my advice for how to make travel beneficial during your degree.
My goal is to provides personal advice to students, giving you the confidence and tools to travel during your degree.
But I know firsthand that traveling during university is not easy. Uni students hardly have the money to buy groceries beyond pasta – let alone flights to the other side of the world. However, with careful planning and help from friends, going abroad during your degree is totally possible. I’m a living example!
So, whether you just graduated high school or are looking at post-undergrad internships abroad, you’re in the right place. As always, if you’ve got questions about student travel, feel free to send me a message.
xx -Kate Elizabeth Korte