Travelling abroad is a costly adventure. Even more so for students who are not generating much, if any, income and are chewing (pardon the pun) through their savings.
We provide all meals, plus snacking, to our students at an additional cost. They usually see the value in this immediately, if not very soon after, as the options for cheap eats are limited and lets be honest, generally unhealthy!
Still, it’s sometimes fun to give it a go on your own, if nothing else you learn to appreciate home cooked food fast! So when our students ask where they can grab a quick, cheap lunch from we usually list the following options;
A supermarket – really handy if they have access to a kitchen and can reheat frozen meals, or add boiling water to a cup of noodles.
A convenience store – possibly the best back up for a supermarket, and a solution to no kitchen, while the choices are more limited, you can get food hot.
A bakery – introduce them to a bit of culture with a cheesy Vegemite scroll!
A fast food chain – usually doesn’t require much introduction but, if you’re pretty familiar with them then point out who’s offering the cheapest menu items, as this is cyclical.