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International Students Travel

Tanya Said:

Getting the card, which provides discounts to students for their international travel?

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not sure if this is what youre looking for........

Cynthia Said:

Are international students able to travel for free on the trains?

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It really all depends on the school and on the country you are studying at. For example, me and my sister both studied in Hessen. Her school had decided (that is, the student body had decided) to not pay the amount of money the Deutsche Bahn and the local "Verkehrsverbund" wanted them to pay, on the two reasons: 1.: As there were only two schools in Germany where their subjects could be studied, people came from all over the country (a Semesterticket only works in an area of the country the school is in, most of the time not a big area) and was hardly any use to the students. 2.: It made the tuition fees too high for something "useless" to most students.
The student body of my school decides every year to pay for the Semesterticket (making tuition fees ridiculously high) since ther is a University of applied sciences and a university in the town where I study, the area you can travel in with the Semesterticket is fairly large, and we are close to some very interesting cities, such as Marburg, Frankfurt, Kassel, Giessen, Wiesbaden... Also, there are a lot of people from around the area who either go to university with public transport (including trains) every day or at least travel "home" every weekend.
You can not ride all trains free of charge, though. You can only go by Regionalbahn, Regionalexpress. You can not take Intercity, Intercityexpress or any of the fast trains withut being charged, but within the area that the Semesterticket is valid, you can use those trains if you purchase a (reduced price) extra ticket in the beginning of the Semester. Last time I checked, that cost about 8 Euros, but I do know that they sat that up shortly after I chekced (friends complained that they had done that). Since you would be a valid student at the German University, you would also be able to travel on trains with the Semesterticket, depending on if the student body of your school agrees to the terms and prices the public transport companies set. Note: The area you are allowed to travel in is set by the transport companies. It can not be influenced by a student body. ANd it certanly does not cover the whole of the state (unless it is the Saarland, Berlin, Hamburg or Bremen. Sinc they are the smallest German states, I don't know how they handle that particular problem. I still don't think the ticket is valid for the whole state, though) You will not be able to purchase a Semesterticket if the student body of your school decided not to sign a contract with the transport companies, so that depends on the school you're in. Mostly, if there is more than one university in the city, they will either all sign the contract, or none of them will, but as always, there are some exceptions.
In areas where it would be most comfortable for students to have a Semesterticket, like Munich, the price is set so extraordinary high that no school signs the contract. There is no Semesterticket in Munich, for instance.
Now, if you would like to go to Munich from Berlin, it depends on your school whether you have a Semesterticket. The usual proceeding would be to go by Semesterticket to the last station the Semesterticket is valid for. From than on, you have to pay the normal price of a train ticket. Note that train tickets can be reduced for students, but only if the student is 25 or younger. There is also the "BahnCard" which you can purchase, which will give you a discount on your train tickets, but the BahnCard only pays of, really, if you are a frequent traveler, as the price for it itself is not that cheap.
There are also "Specials" from the Bahn, but that really would exhaust the space allotted for an answer.
So: International students can use the Semsterticket, if there is one. And yes, you can use it to travel by train. It just depends on your school and on the area the ticket is valid in. You would really have to check with the school to see wether they have it (if they have it, every student has to pay for it, no matter if he needs it or not! Unless he can't because he is disabled or taking a Semester abroad or something. Than he will have to appeal to the school and explain why he cant use it to get the money back.) and for what area it is valid.

Hope that helped

Morris Said:

how many students travel to China every year?

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June Said:

Any international students wanta to travel Europe this summer together?

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and I quote the great Admiral Ackbar "ITS A TRAP!"

Colleen Said:

Can Canadian International Students travel to the US?

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Not without the prior application for a U.S. B-2 tourist visa. Only citizen of 41 countries can visit the United States without a visa, either if they are exempt from the tourist visa requirement (Bermuda, Canada, Marshall Island, Micronesia, Palau), or if their country participates in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program.… ..

Colombia and Mexico are not among these countries; try to get a U.S. visa through the U.S. Embassy or Consulate General with covers your Canadian place of residence.… ..

Good luck!

Frank Said:

people to people international educational travel for students program?

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yes, my daughter went last year as a junior. it is given to children who are either very outgoing or have excellent grades. your son is not a trouble maker, this is know :) it is a excellent program. it also will give him extra credits. you will need to pay for it ( a lot ) but they show you how to get money from businesses and family to help. as a parent you will also have to go to meetings. it's awesome and a once in a life chance for him. he will make many friends. go and check it out and good luck to your son. he's a good boy. oh, he'll be traveling with other students from all over the united states. they go to several countries and eat different foods and experience different things.

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