USF St. Petersburg campus Honors Program Theses (Undergraduate)

First Advisor

Dr. Mark J. Walters


University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Document Type


Date Available

June 2015

Publication Date


Date Issued

April 2015


The purpose of this document is to serve as a guide to studying abroad and independent travel for college students, aside from it being a required work for the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Honors Program. It is a working outline for an eventual E-­‐Book. My plans with this outline are to update it annually as I gain more experience and knowledge that will contribute to develop this potential E-­‐ Book into the best version it can be. The document is divided into two parts – the first covers study abroad and all the details accompanying one, while the second discusses planning and preparing for an independent travel trip. What I hope for my readers to get out of this document is, overall, a desire to travel. While I know that pursuing either a study abroad or an independent travel trip is not an easy, my hope is that my guide will help to alleviate any worry or doubt a student might have when considering one of these travel opportunities throughout their college career. In conclusion, I know from experience that deciding to travel is no easy decision and the process can cause quite a few headaches. That is why I wrote this guide – in hopes that it will simplify the study abroad and independent processes and in turn get more college students interested in traveling. Using this as an outline for a future E-­‐Book, I hope to have many more of my own experiences and to hear feedback from students who have had similar experiences to add more – and better – details about what students should and need to know before traveling during college. Finally, I hope this book can serve as a resource for any student – regardless of their age, major, or interests – and can help make their college career unique.


A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Honors Program, University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

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