The island of Cuba is no longer off-limits to Americans, which means recent grads will be able to experience all that Havana has to offer: nightlife, culture and beautiful beaches. Of course, no one can leave Cuba without a visit to a cigar factory and a night out dancing the Zapateo.
Amsterdam is one Europe's most young and fun cities. Rich with artistic, architectural and cultural history, Amsterdam offers grads a chance to savor Dutch society and its vibrant night life all at once. Some notable attractions include the city's beautiful canals, Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum and old Heineken brewery.
If you're looking for a party, the Irish know how to celebrate like no other. Dublin, known for its abundance of pubs, is the perfect place to raise a glass to a new degree.
Ibiza is known as one of greatest the party capitals of the world. With packed nightclubs and warm, turquoise waters, Ibiza is the perfect getaway destination for grads looking for a hip crowd and serious beach time.
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is the place to be for the charm of old Europe and young adventurous crowds. Popular among many backpackers, Prague is known for its old winding streets and of course its beer.
Paris is perfect for any graduate looking for a quintessential European experience. Filled with culture, fashion, food and of course art, the City of Light is the place to visit for a romantic post-grad escape.
Bangkok's tropical climate, exotic setting, beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife make it one of the world's most traveled-to spots. For all these reasons and more, Bangkok should be on the travel wish-list for any adventurous grad.
Rome is a fantastic post-graduation destination. Combining the old and new unlike any other destination can, Rome captures the rich history of Europe and the vibrant culture that such a history produced.
With over 17,500 islands, Indonesia aptly fits the definition of island escape. With long days, tropical weather and crystal clear waters, Bali is the ultimate destination for a much-deserved beach getaway.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
For those who don't follow the typical graduating schedule and happen to exit university in December, Dubai is a great destination for the last minute winter traveler. Dubai's summer weather and the city's extreme take on luxury will provide any grad the chance to relax and live a little.
Backpacking through Europe is no longer the way to celebrate making it through four (or five) years of college. In celebration of recent graduates, online travel adviser Travel Ticker has come up with its top 10 destinations for grads to enjoy their successes and experience the world outside their college library.