Helpful Links

Health and Safety

State Department Information for Students Abroad
Designed by the U.S. State Department to address concerns that are specific to students studying and traveling overseas. Includes links and information regarding the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) which allows U.S. citizens to register their travel plans with the State Department in case of an emergency.

Centers for Disease Control
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.

International SOS
International SOS provides students with pre-departure health and safety advice along with 24-hour comprehensive overseas emergency assistance services.

World Health Organization
Provides information on health risks for travelers and health recommendations.

Scholastic Emergency Services

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers

European Information Portal, Monetos
Includes health information and much more

U.S. Department of State Country Background Notes
Background Notes include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.

Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)
Information on security-related incidents and threats overseas. Some of the information accessible from the website include U.S. Department of State Consular Affairs Bulletins; daily security-related news articles; overseas reports on security and crime incidents; timely presentations on current terrorist attacks and other incidents; general crime information for cities and countries; locations and contacts at U.S. posts overseas; and updates on new or unusual trends.


International New York Times
BBC News
World Press Review

Time and Money

Quick Currency Converter
Time Zones
Sunrise and Sunset Times

Keeping in Touch

How to Call Abroad
Travel Pod

Travel, transportation and recreation

The Center for Global Education
Provides resources for students planning to study abroad, including health & safety tips, along with country specific information.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Travel Warnings

Cross-Cultural Etiquette and Understanding


STA Travel
Student Universe
Transportation Security Administration
International Student Travel Federation (and ISIC Card)

Youth Hostels

Hostelling International
Hostel World

Travel Guides
Lonely Planet
The Rough Guide
Let's Go!

Student Services

Diversity Abroad
Mobility Services
A U.S. Citizen's Guide to Travel Safety Abroad
Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality
Access Abroad
International Gay and Lesbian Association
Voting Registration
Democrats Abroad
Republicans Abroad
Study Abroad Guide for Students

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