Privacy Policy

Who we are

World Student Travel is provided for free by its authors for general information purposes. Our website address is:


Unless otherwise noted, World Student Travel is the legal copyright holder of all material on this website (with the exception of select rights-free images). Nothing may be used, republished in any form or on any medium, or modified without the express written permission of World Student Travel. Please email World Student Travel here if you’d like to license any content on this website.

Hold harmless

World Student Travel publishes a variety of information. None of the information on World Student Travel should be considered medical, legal, or professional advice. Any individual or group that follows the advice or recommendations of World Student Travel does so at their own risk. World Student Travel is not responsible for any loss, damage or negative results whatsoever incurred by use of this website or any of the information provided therein. While World Student Travel strives to provide accurate information, users should independently research and verify all information provided before acting on it, and understand that they do so at their own risk.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a website analytics service provided by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of World Student Travel. This data is also provided to other Google Services. Google may use the collected data to personalize or contextualize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having your activity on World Student Travel available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

Please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page for more information.

Google AdSense

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this and other websites. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (You can also opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting

If you have not opted out of third-party ad serving, the cookies of other third-party vendors or ad networks may also be used to serve ads you ads on this site. Third-party vendors and ad networks – including Google AdSense – serve ads on this site. You may visit those websites to opt out of the use of cookies for personalized advertising (if the vendor or ad network offers this capability). Alternatively, you can opt out of some third-party vendors’ uses of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Data use

World Student Travel may use collected data from activities on this website for multiple purposes:

  • To provide and maintain content
  • To send updates, newsletters and other promotional communications. Emails from World Student Travel feature the option to opt-out from future communications.
  • To analyze user actions on the site in order to improve World Student Travel’s technical and content experience. This includes any and all advertising measurement and tracking on the World Student Travel site.

How we share your data

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.