Health and Safety
- The State Department has an excellent website for students traveling abroad that includes great information on health, visas, staying safe, and emergencies abroad. You should also use their Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to register with the U.S. embassy in your destination.
- The Centers for Disease Control offers country-specific information for health considerations and any necessary or recommended vacinnations.
- Check out The Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) for information on road conditions around the world.
- The SAFETI (Safety Abroad First Educational Travel Information) Clearinghouse has an A-Z index of health and safety articles and resources for student travelers.
- The TSA offers Medical Notification Cards for travelers in order to alert the TSA to any health conditions or medical devices they should be aware of during screening.
Documents for Travel
- Get or renew your passport!
- Check the embassy website for your destination to see if you need a visa.
- Purchase emergency medical evacuation and repartriation insurance. iNext and ISIC offer plans at an affordable price along with discounts for travel.
- Let's Go Travel Guides! Stories, photos, videos and great deals! A fun site to get you thinking about your next study abroad or travel destination.
- What's Up With Culture? is an online cultural training resource designed for students traveling abroad.
- International Student.com has information on phone cards for traveling overseas, study abroad programs, scholarships and more.
- How To Call Abroad
- WanderPig.com offers some great travel tips to make the most of your time abroad!
- Sunrise/sunset and local times around the world!
- Student Universe offers discounted flights and hotel rates to students and travelers under the age of 25.
- STA Travel offers discounted flights and hotel rates to students, teachers, and travelers under the age of 25.
- Don't forget to get your rail pass before you leave home! Check out Rail Europe for more information.
- Which airlines fly to Berlin, London, Prague? Visit harefares for low cost European airline route information. This site is not for booking air tickets but is for informational purposes.
- Hostelling International has youth hostels around the world.
- Spotahome specializes in long-term accommodation in major European cities. Ideal for students spending a summer or semester abroad! Their staff personally verifies each location to ensure its safety.
- Top Travel Apps
- A guide to everything you need to know about studying abroad, from start to finish: Going Global: A College Student's Road Map to Studying Abroad