Center for International Studies and Programs

Helpful Resources

General Web Travel Resources

U.S. Department of State Resources – Go to Travel.State.Gov for 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.

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 Department of State 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.

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

Hostels Guide:

Health and Safety Sites

Embassy & Consulate Information:

Travelers' Health (Center for Disease Control):

U.S. Department of State:

Vaccinations (Center for Disease Control):

Women’s Travel:

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

International Student ID Card:

Travel Guide Sites

Rough guides Travel On-line:

Let's Go: Travel guide

Lonely Planet: Travel guide

Frommer’s : Travel guide


Last Updated: 9/16/20