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Student flights from Canada to the US
The USA is the ultimate travel destination and we’re stoked to be able to offer cheap student flights to get you there for less. This is a country with an enormous diversity of things to see and do. In addition, it’s a top place for study abroad placements for Canadian students and for paid work opportunities, like summer camps.
When it comes to attractions, the list is practically endless. East to west, north to south, the USA is packed with world-class experiences, from the majestic skyline of New York City, to the endless beaches of Miami, to the blues bars of New Orleans, to the jaw-dropping scenery of Montana, to San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
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What are the main US airport hubs?
The US has plenty of large cities, and as such, plenty of large airport hubs. These are scattered all over the country and include New York, Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami and Las Vegas. Where you’ll fly into depends on which section of the country you’d like to explore. Larger hubs (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and others) will have more direct flight options, but you can always book a connecting flight into a smaller city if you want.
How to fly from Canada to the US
Since the US is so nearby, there’s plenty of direct and connecting flight options for flights to the US from Canada. All of Canada’s main departure points will have routes connecting with pretty much all of the USA’s major hubs, including New York, Washington and Boston on the east coast, and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle on the west coast.
Air Canada, Westjet, American Airlines and United Airlines are all popular airlines with plenty of routes between Canada and the US.
When is the best time to fly to the US?
The US is a good year-round destination, given that it has a lot of varied climates. Northern cities that are closer to Canada’s southern border, like Chicago and New York will get cold in the winters with plenty of snow and have familiar climates. However, southern cities like Austin in Texas, Los Angeles, Miami or Atlanta have much warmer climates that stay sunny nearly all year long. Summers in these cities can be quite warm, easily reaching 35°C and higher during summer months. Spring and autumn are good times to visit most anywhere in the States, especially if you’re visiting somewhere like New England for fall colors, or Washington D.C. for spring cherry blossoms.
When is the cheapest time to book a flight from Canada to the US?
Prices based on bookings made 21-30 days prior to departure.
Why do Canadian students love visiting the US?
Because it’s an amazing travel destination! The abundant opportunity for a good road trip, beautiful natural scenery, buzzing cities and energetic population are huge draws to the US. Plus, there’s heaps of study abroad programmes in the US for Canadian students, and there’s lots of ways to explore on a student budget if you plan carefully. If you want to experience new cultures and scenery without going too far from home, the US is a great destination!
American universities and campuses
America has some of the most prestigious universities in the world, including heavyweights like Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Princeton and MIT. All of these are open to international study placements, but you’ll be up against some stiff competition. But for other universities, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a program, and it could just be one of the greatest educational experiences of your life. Whether you choose a study abroad placement based on your major or based on a city you’d like to live in for a while, the US has plenty of university options!
American lifestyle and culture
America is a hugely diverse country, one of the most multicultural in the world, and it’s hard to summarise its culture in a single paragraph. But one thing that can be said is that this is a country where anything is possible (ever heard of the American Dream?) and just being here will imbue you with a sense of positivity and a can-do attitude. Lifestyle will vary greatly depending on where in the country you are—from big, buzzing cities like New York and Los Angeles to smaller cities and towns with plenty of charm, like Portland, Oregon or New Orleans, Louisiana.
Exploring the US on a student budget
The US is a bit cheaper than Canada when it comes to general living costs. As a tourist in any of the main cities, you’ll find that many of the top attractions are free, or can be experienced with a student discount. However, to get out to the more wild parts of the country, you may need to hire a car or join a tour, which can drive costs up a bit. Hotels are more popular than hostels, although you can still find budget accommodations if you look for them. Home shares and Airbnb are an option for affordable accommodations as well.