Riviera Maya, Cancun, Punta Cana, European interrailing… February is already here and that means the beginnings of organising lots of travel plans for you and your friends, and these plans should play a part in everyone’s final year. Discover ways to fund your end of year travels here.
However, having these adventures will not end up cheap. If you want to avoid high costs, if you fall into the ever growing sector of those with precarious loans or even if you haven’t found a job, don’t worry! We are here to help you. We have come up with some of top tips and ways to fund your end of year travels at the end of university without ending up bankrupt.
HOST A RAFFLE AND SELL TICKETS
It’s a classic way to fund end of year travels: find a prize that university students will love and sell the opportunity to win it with raffle tickets. Top tips? With regards to the raffle, specify the date, and make sure that it is in a public place to guarantee lots of publicity. Also, make sure that you leave sufficient time to be able to sell all of the raffle tickets. If you’re stuck for finding some good prizes, sometimes travel agencies will help you by donating tickets for raffles. It doesn’t really matter what you pick as you can give any gift in a raffle, from a sweatshirt to a car (if you are European). If this all seems a stretch too far, another great option is to sell tickets for the national lottery in order to raise money for your end of year travels.
You would be surprised at the people that would be interested in having a personalised calendar made for them with photos of their friends. Copying them doesn’t cost much, however there is a lot of work involved. Just make sure that by producing them for your friends, it will definitely benefit you financially and will be a worthwhile task. It is all worth it for your end of year travels!
ORGANIZE UNIVERISTY PARTIES
Without a doubt the preferable option for all students who pride themselves on being party animals and want to fund their end of year travels. If you are already the one who organises, or the one to go to when a party is being organised, another party it won’t hurt anyone- especially if it is going to earn you a little bit of extra money. Get together with your group of friends so that it’s a big social event, even if financially you have to check how much you are being remunerated. Parties in departments are also always successful and a great way to fund your end of year travels.
CREATE A CROWDFUNDING PAGE
Probably the most hair-brained idea, but there are platforms in which you can put an objective with a promotional video that may help you to get money from those who watch and are consequently interested enough to offer money and raise for your end of year travels. If you offer a reward in exchange for a donation, most charitable souls will extend the amount that they’re willing to give to your cause. For example:
- Donate 10 euros to charity
- With a 15 euro donation, they receive a free t -shirt
- With a 50 euro donation, the prize improves and they get a ticket to a concert etc.
MAKE YOURSELF A STAR!
The end show in itself will be spectacular. Organising productions and talent shows at university have always been a task for those in final year. Cheap entry in exchange for seeing friends and professors making themselves look ridiculous. Lots will get involved in the karaoke that you have provided and you can motivate yourself in the knowledge that the money that you collect will fund your travels.
HOLD A JUMBLESALE
Why not clear out your clutter; jumpers that you don’t use anymore and toys that for years haven’t been used for anything. But for a reasonable price, they will certainly be useful to others! Organising jumble sales for charity has always been something associated with the church. You are not exactly Mother Theresa, but her travels didn’t cost an arm and a leg like yours. So go and have a good clear out and raise money for your end of year travels.
Good luck with your end of year travels and have fun!
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Translated by Zoe Burt