Matt Gross from The New York Times, also known as “the Frugal Traveler” and Rolf Potts, a world traveler and freelance travel writer, will visit the College of Staten Island on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 5:00pm to discuss “Traveling Abroad on a Budget,”and highlight specific unique travel destinations that may be off the beaten path. The event will be held in the Campus Center Park Cafe.

Gross was born in Concord, MA, and was raised everywhere from Brighton, England to Williamsburg, VA. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University in 1996, he moved to Vietnam, and then found his way into the media business in New York. He now writes the “Frugal Traveler” column for The New York Times travel section, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Jean, and daughter, Sasha.

Potts is the author of Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long Term World Travel, as well as a collection of travel essays entitled Marco Polo Didn’t Go There.

This event, in celebration of the National International Education Week, is funded by the Campus Activities Board using Student Activities Fees and sponsored by the Center for International Service at CSI.

For more information, call 718.982.2100.