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About how much money should I put aside towards traveling and souvenirs? 

2 Replies from Mentors

  • mentor picture Rae Rae
     
    Rae Rae
    Senior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    This is all a matter of personal preference. You should calculate how much you think you are...
    This is all a matter of personal preference. You should calculate how much you think you are going to spend and add more to that amount to give yourself some leeway, but be careful and pay attention to your spending as well.
  • mentor picture Miloni Gandhi
     
    Miloni Gandhi
    Associate Director, International Recruitment, Office of Admissions
    University of Southern California
    Unfortunately, there is no finite number you can give across the board for travel and souvenirs. ...
    Unfortunately, there is no finite number you can give across the board for travel and souvenirs. Everyone has different tastes and depending on where you are going, what kind of accommodations you choose, and the time of year, prices very a great deal. If you look for package deals, last minute discounts, or sale fares, you can save a lot of money by doing your research. Sometimes sharing a room or packing your own lunch or dinner can help to defray costs of traveling. Souvenirs are also a personal choice. Some people choose very expensive souvenirs, while others pick items that are much more economical. The best souvenirs on a tight budget are photos which are free, as you can snap as many as you want and do not take up much space. Then you can print them after you get back home.
 
 
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