If it wasn't for student discounts, I'm not sure I ever would have stayed in college. Cheap international student flights, particularly multi-stop or round the world tickets, can be an incredible way for a young person to go experience the world. In addition to flights, there are many discounts available for concerts, sports events, movies, and restaurants. I'd like to show you some ways to score really cheap student travel discounts.
However, before you even think about searching for flights, fire up your laptop and apply for an International Student Identification Card (ISIC). These run for less than fifty dollars, and will easily save you ten times that amount. As a personal example, I was able to get prime seats for "Les Miserables" in London for less than twenty bucks. That isn't a typo. I've visited countless museums in Europe and Australia for less than half the general admission. Chalk it up as a gift to youth: an ISIC card is only good until you're twenty-six.
Alright, you've got your ISIC card. Now, let's talk about getting cheap flights. An important thing to consider is how long you have to travel. Generally, you will reduce your expenses on a per-day basis the longer you are gone. My advice is stretch your trip into a year off tour of the world. You'd be amazed at how cheap this can be, especially with student discounts. Try and focus on either one region such as Southeast Asia or South America, or, if you have a little more time and money, purchase the holy grail of cheap international travel: an around the world ticket.
If you are interested in around the world ticket, there are two places that will help you decide what's best for you. Airtreks.com specialized in round the world flights, and you can often fly to ten different destinations for less than three thousand dollars. Again, that isn't a typo. The second agency to contact is STA travel: through them I landed an eight destination around the world trip for fifteen hundred dollars (roughly what a roundtrip ticket from San Francisco to Sydney would have cost anyway).
Once you have a general idea of the route you want to take, consult with one of their travel specialists to hammer out the logistics. A travel agent should be able to assist you with planning for visas (should you require them) and make recommendations about how to stretch your budget further.
Follow these steps and you'll secure ridiculously cheap international student flights.