About Us

Meet The Founder

My name is Alfie Laurence and I’m the Founder and Director of Student Travel Tips. In February 2019 I moved to São Paulo, Brazil as part of my year abroad placement from the University of Bristol. Naturally, I needed to find accommodation, I needed a job, an ID card and all the other important bits to get me started in a new country. However, I really struggled to find this information online and had no friends out there.

I talked online with other students on their year abroad and it seemed like everyone had the same problem. That’s when I realised that what we really needed was a one-stop shop in the form of a website, and I got the impression from other students that that’s what everyone wanted… So I started building it!

Over the past 2 years, we’ve built a great community of student travellers, sharing their experiences – good and bad – to help students in years to come make informed decisions about their adventures abroad. Student Travel Tips has a team of people ready to answer your questions and connect with people around the world. I really wouldn’t be able to do this without the help of the STTeam updating, verifying and collecting up-to-date tips and resources.

Year Abroad Connect

This is a space to voice your concerns about your year abroad and connect with others on the same journey. We're here to answer your questions and have a vast network of students who have done it themselves to help you. We want to encourage conversation in this group so let us know where you're on your year abroad.


Destination Guides

Student Testimonials Things to do Top Picks for Bars, Restaurants, Clubs Accommodation Transport Community Members (Buddy scheme)

First-hand Blogs

Topics include: Student Life, Wellbeing, Year Abroad, Backpacking, Culture, Language Learning, COVID


Accurate & Reliable Information

Provide accurate, up-to-date information about destinations around the world under one roof - no more time wasted on scouring the internet for the right information.

Offer A Helping Hand

Help calm the initial anxieties of moving to a foreign country and facilitate the process of getting settled in. That's finding the right accommodation, advice on money, safety and how to meet people.

Instant Advice

Reaching out to us, our community members or our private group will get you ahead of the game, put you in touch with the right people quicker than anywhere else online.

What We Provide


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