If you’re planning to study abroad or are already studying abroad, you’re generally made to believe that booking a roundtrip flight is the best option for study abroad students.
This is, however, not practical and advisable in all cases especially for students who are going on student exchange programs, study abroad semester or for short-term courses. The reasons for this are as listed below:
1. You Might Just Want to Travel Around After Your Program Ends
Even if you think you’ll get ample time during your program to travel and explore places around your study destination, this is not really going to happen. Your program is going to fly faster than you can even imagine leaving no time for you to travel. And, you never know but you might just want to travel alone or with your friends after your course finishes. So, it’s always better to keep an option open.
2. You Might Want to Spend More Time with Your New Friends
The study abroad students generally foster lifelong friendships during their time at study destination. Before you come back home, you might want to spend some quality time with your new friends or travel with them to their hometowns in case they are close by. This is possible only if you’ve kept your travel plans flexible.
3. Your Nervousness Is Not Going to Last for Long
Even though it’s perfectly normal to feel anxious about your new journey, this is not something that is going to last for a long time. As soon as you reach your study destination, you’ll find yourself becoming normal and in fact, much more confident. So, if you think you need to sort out everything in advance and the reason for it being your nervousness, there is absolutely no need of doing it as you’ll find everything settled once you reach there.
4. Change of Flight Fee Is Going To Be Quite Expensive
You should consider booking a roundtrip flight only if you’re hundred percent sure of your travel plans. In case you want to prepone or postpone your flight later, the change of flight fee is going to be exorbitant. You must, therefore, never depend on this option unless it’s an emergency situation.
5. Cheaper flights
You never know but by waiting to book your return flights home, you might just get a better deal and save more than you would by booking it months in advance. Even more, it gives you an option to book your ticket from any city you want in case you plan to travel. This will help you save both your time and money.
Finally, you must not forget to keep the money for your return flight separately so as not to spend that amount at your study destination.
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