VPN Protection for College Students

It’s almost time for the college football season to begin.  As students head back to campuses around the world there will be a new influx of VPN users.  We’ve seen it the last few years as more and more students become aware of personal VPN services.  There’s no reason to allow some network admin to monitor your Internet usage.  With a VPN the traffic is encrypted.  Helping to protect your privacy while browsing or using other apps.

Online Privacy

Along with privacy protection a good VPN service also opens up content in other countries.  Say for example you’re from the United States and traveling abroad to college.  It won’t take long to realize your access to popular services like Netflix, Hulu and Pandora is blocked or in the case of Netflix you may even see different movies and tv shows.  A good VPN will give you the same access to movies and music you had while in the US.

I won’t spend a lot of time on the technical details of a VPN.  Instead let’s do a really quick run down.  When you connect to a VPN service it will assign an IP address based on the location of the server you connected to.  So if you connect to a server in the United States then you’ll get an IP address in the US.  Giving you the same access to sites you would have if you were physically sitting the the US.  The same is true for the UK and BBC content.

On the privacy side VPN uses protocols like OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec and PPTP to encrypt your traffic.  Not only for your web browser as a proxy would provide but also for other applications on your computer.  It encrypts all your traffic.  Giving you the ability to use the Internet as you see fit without the prying eyes of a network administrator.  If you want an even higher level of privacy and anonymity I would suggest a no log VPN service.

There are literally hundreds of personal VPN services on the market.  We have well over 350 listed on vpnsp.com.  The key is to find the best one to meet your needs.  I would start by looking at our top 5 list.  Make sure the provider you choose has servers in the countries you plan to connect to.  For torrent users I would suggest you read each providers terms to make sure P2P is allowed.  There are a few popular VPNs that allow torrent traffic and don’t log.  I’d recommend them for any type of usage and they are all reasonably priced.

Best of luck in your studies.  Don’t work too hard or drink too much.  Maybe forget that second one.  Have the best time possible.  Please share our post with your friends so they can enjoy the benefits of VPN as well.  A big thanks to IPVanish, PIA and VPN4ALL for offering our readers a special discount on their popular VPN services.