Useful Links

Below we have provided an extensive listing of web sites that will make researching your study abroad options easier and more interesting. Also included are resources that will help you in preparing for your journey once you have chosen your specific study abroad location.

Choosing a Study Abroad Program
Passport and Visa Information
Health and Medical Information
Safety and Security

Managing Your Money Overseas
Researching Your Destination
Making Your Travel Arrangements
Disabilities Resources
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Resources


Choosing a Study Abroad Program

Study Abroad Handbook
http://www.studentsabroad.com

Goabroad.com
http://www.goabroad.com

Institute of International Education
http://www.iiepassport.org

Studyabroad.com
http://studyabroad.com

Transitions Abroad
http://www.transitionsabroad.com

Learn Overseas
http://www.learnoverseas.com

Passport and Visa Information

U.S. State Department Passport Services Division
Information on applying for or renewing a U.S. passport
http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html

U.S. State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs
Information on visa requirements of foreign countries
http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html

Health and Medical Information

U.S. State Department
http://studentsabroad.state.gov/health.php

Safety and Security

U.S. State Department--Current Travel Alerts
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_1766.html

U.S State Department--Current Travel Warnings
Information on travel, crime, safety, etc. on countries worldwide
(subscribe to receive regular email updates)
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html

U.S. State Department--Travel Warning on Drugs Abroad
http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/tips_1232.html#drug_offenses

Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Traveler's Health Information
Vaccine and health recommendations for various countries, special
reports on outbreaks, natural disasters, etc.
http://www.cdc.gov/index.htm

International Health Insurance
Information on pharmacies, hospitals, and travel health clinics worldwide,
plus emergency phone numbers
http://www.highwaytohealth.com

Managing Your Money Overseas

Handy Currency Converter
http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/

MasterCard ATM locations around the world
http://www.mastercard.com/cardholderservices/atm/

Researching Your Destination

Central Intelligence Agency's World Fact Book
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Frommer's Guides
http://www.frommers.com/

Fodor's Guides
http://www.fodors.com/

Let's Go Guidebooks
http://www.letsgo.com/

Lonely Planet Guides
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/

Rick Steve's Europe
http://www.ricksteves.com/

Rough Guide Travel
http://travel.roughguides.com/

Making Your Travel Arrangements

Hostels.com
Hostelling information, membership and worldwide hostel database
http://www.hostels.com/

STA Travel - Student Travel
Travel resources for student travelers around the world
http://www.sta-travel.com/

Disablities Resources

Travel Tips
http://www.access-able.com/tips/

Emerging Horizons - Accessible Travel News
http://emerginghorizons.com/

Mobility International USA - National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange
http://www.miusa.org/

Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Resources

Lesbigay Organizations and Links
http://www.indiana.edu/~overseas/lesbigay/

 

 

International Student/Teacher Identity Card (ISIC/ITIC)
Provides travel insurance, 24-hour Help Line
and discounts for students and teachers/professors
http://www.myisic.com