There’s more than a few reasons gap years between high school and college or between graduation and a full-time job are so popular. Hitting the road while you’re young and able and still in a “learning” mindset offers some serious advantages.

That said, traveling as a student presents its own set of challenges. Sure, you may have more time off, or even the flexibility to take an extended RTW or a gap year, but making a big trip fit into your long-term plans and dreams and your short-term budget limitations can be a little tricky. We wrote the articles below to help students figure out how to take time off to travel, or even continue their studies on the road.