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What is BackpackerU?

BackpackerU serves as a centralized repository for global education resources, offering a platform where academics can collaborate, share, and expand their knowledge through access to a diverse collection of educational materials.

How do I get started?

Sign up or Login.   Then, feel free to search for content, save links to articles, videos, podcasts, books, and more…

How much does it cost?

Nothing. The library at BackpackerU is entirely free to use. You can log in and view all publicly-shared content without any charge.

How can BackpackerU complement my study abroad program?

BackpackerU provides a rich repository of resources and a collaborative platform that can significantly aid in the planning, execution, and enhancement of study abroad programs, ensuring a rich and rewarding global learning experience.

Who can benefit from using BackpackerU?

Professors, study abroad professionals, students, and anyone interested in global education can benefit from the extensive collection of academic resources and the collaborative community on BackpackerU.

What types of resources are available in the library?

The library houses a wide variety of resources including videos, podcasts, articles, books, and more, covering a myriad of academic topics and practical travel advice.

How do I create a "chunk" of resources?

After signing up and logging in, you can save resources that interest you and organize them into personalized collections known as "chunks" for easy access and sharing.

How do I contribute resources to the library?

Registered members can contribute resources to the library, ensuring it continues to grow and evolve. New members can initially save content only to their private repository. If you wish to publish content to the community, please contact us so we can modify your publishing permissions. We’ve adopted this approach to ensure the quality of contributions and to limit spam.

How can I collaborate with others?

You can add team members, friends, and colleagues to your account. Create private collections of content, accessible only to those you invite, ensuring a personalized and collaborative experience.

Can I collaborate with others on BackpackerU?

Yes, BackpackerU encourages collaboration among its users. You can connect with other educators, professionals, and learners, share resources, and discuss academic topics.

How often is the content on BackpackerU updated?

Our database is continuously updated with new resources. With our community-driven model, we guarantee that the content remains timely, pertinent, and beneficial.

How do I get in touch for further inquiries?


You can get in touch with us through the 'Contact' page on the Summit Global Education website or by emailing us at (info @ Our team is here to assist you with any inquiries you may have.


BackpackerU is a shared knowledge base to help global educators and study abroad professionals, and is created by Summit Global Education.



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