Basic Information about Round the World

Student Tickets with STA Travel
A Round the World ticket with STA allows you to travel around the globe with as few or many stops as you want. Our exclusive deals allow you to create an unforgetable journey at the fraction of the cost of regular RTW trips.

Here are some of the benefits of planning your adventure with STA Travel:

Value for Money
Because we have an à la carte approach to booking round the world travel, you only have to pay for the flights you want! STA Travel’s Round the World Student Exclusive tickets are often hundreds to thousands of dollars cheaper than standard RTW tickets. Check out our round the world airfare comparisons on our sample Round the World Trips pages.


Over 100 Airlines
Unlike the standard airline alliance RTW tickets, we have negotiated special student and youth fares with over 100 of the world’s leading airlines. This opens up the entire world to you instead of being restricted to just 10 or 20 partner airlines. A wide choice of airlines saves you time in addition to money because more carriers means more flight options for you.


STA Travel Experts are always looking to get you the most bang for your buck with our Round the World trips which is why we will discuss stopover options during your trip planning.

A stopover is when you stay over 24 hours in a city that you would otherwise just be changing planes in, and best of all they are often free! Top stopover cities include London, Tokyo, Bangkok, Dubai, Nadi and Reykjavik. Get more information about student ticket stopovers >


Ground Options
Clouds all look the same from 30,000 feet in the air which is why we suggest you consider overland and overwater options to ensure you have the best experiences as you cross the globe. Rail travel, small group adventure tours, bus passes and cruises are just a few of the ways you can make the most out of your trip.

Feeling adventurous? How about transcontinental trek across Africa or South America, or board one of our ships for Antarctica!


Airline pricing fluctuates based on the time of year, which means prices are often more expensive during summer and around holidays when more people want to fly. Travelling outside of the “high season” period can often save you hundreds in airfare, not to mention much shorter lines at attractions and cheaper hotel and hostel prices. Speak with an STA Travel Expert to decide if low season travel is right for you.


We know your plans might change which is why many of our Student Exclusive tickets offer special date change and refund rules just for students and youth. Unlike many non-refundable fares that cost at least $250 to change dates, our ticket changes start at just $50. Ask your Travel Expert for more details.

Circle Trips
We understand that not everyone has the time it takes to circumnavigate the globe, which is why our à la carte pricing and large airline selection is ideal for those that just want to hit a one or two continents before returning home. Popular circle trips include USA-South America-Africa-USA and USA-Asia-Australia-USA.

STA Travel is always here to help, especially since we have 200 branches all over the world!


Due to the complex nature of stopovers and tickets originating outside of the United States, better prices and availability may be found over the phone or an STA Travel Store!



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