Center for International Studies and Programs

Helpful Resources

General Web Travel Resources

U.S. State Department Resources – Travel.State.Gov; travel information, passport and visa details, and policies for traveling as a U.S. Citizen. Excellent country resources.

Students Abroad: When traveling abroad, you need more than just your backpack and flip flops. That's where we come in. We're here to make sure you're ready.

U.S. Department of State- Travel Tips

U.S. Department of State- Students Abroad website

Smart Travel Enrollment Program (STEP) -- The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country.

Smart Travel iPhone app-- Smart Traveler, the official State Department app for U.S. travelers, invites you to see the world with easy access to frequently updated official country information, travel alerts, travel warnings, maps, U.S. embassy locations, and more. – Handbook, checklist, questions answered, and resources, with country specific websites.

Glimpse: Glimpse is where emerging writers, journalists, photographers and filmmakers can find editorial support and funding to develop their storytelling voices, skills, and interests.

What's Up with Culture: Material developed to support and enhances a study abroad student’s ability to make successful cultural adjustments both before going overseas and upon return home from study abroad. There are many self-assessment and activity exercises from which you can learn a great deal about your communication style, your cultural values, and your attitudes towards and reactions to different ways of doing things.

Transitions Abroad- Study Abroad: Study abroad print publications and web resources by country

US Dept. of State ER Card: Here are some free, yes free, printable travel tools for your safe keeping. The US Department of State has developed a website for student travel which includes a printable fill-in-the-blank emergency card.

Accommodation Sites

Hostelling International:

Hostels Guide:

Financial Matters Sites

Currency Converter:

Mastercard ATM Locator:

Travelers Checks: with American Express

Visa ATM Locator:

Health and Safety Sites

Embassy & Consulate Information:

Travel Warning & Consular Information: warnings.htmlTraveler’s Health (Center for Disease Control):

US State Department:

Vaccinations (Center for Disease Control):

Women’s Travel:

Know Before You GoYour safety while traveling abroad is Sara's Wish Foundation's main mission.  A video on their website is intended to make you aware that having good information is key to your having a safe journey and that you have great information resources at your fingertips.

Political Matters and Voting Abroad

Request an absentee ballot for elections while abroad at

Democrats Abroad:

Republicans Abroad:

Transportation Sites

Kayak (searches multiple sites at once for best flight deals):

Student Universe:

Eurail Information:


Rail Europe:

STA Travel (Student Discounted Flight Information):

Travel Document Sites

Foreign Entry Requirements (Visas):

International Student ID Card:

Passport Services

Travel Guide Sites

Rough guides Travel On-line:

Let's Go: Travel guide

Lonely Planet: Travel guide

Frommer’s : Travel guide

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Last Updated: 6/9/16