Study Abroad Resources

A successful study abroad experience requires careful planning. Students should begin this planning early in the process. The following resources may assist you in issues regarding travel, health and immigration.


Study Abroad Tips for Students

A Safe Trip Abroad

The United States Department of State issues travel warnings, public announcements, and consular information sheets that can help you identify possible safety and security issues for the countries you are considering for study abroad.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides health  information on specific destinations.  Issues of health and safety should always be considered when choosing a study abroad program.

OANDA, The Currency Site is the most advanced and comprehensive provider of currency and foreign exchange services on the Web.

International Student Identity Card is endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and is recognized worldwide as proof of student status.  This card has you covered from A-Z with great savings and benefits in over 100 countries around the globe, something no other card can offer!  The card also provides free travel insurance (for trips outside the U.S.), an emergency help line that can be used from anywhere in the world, and a full communications system called ISIConnect (for staying in touch with family and friends.

The World at Your Fingertips is an online handbook designed to provide you with essential information to help you prepare for your experience abroad.

Ready to buckle up, put on your headphones, peruse your in-flight magazine, and begin your travel adventure? Not so fast…
When traveling abroad, you need more than just maps and flip flops. That’s where we come in. We’re here to make sure you have your travel docs, can find the nearest embassy, know what to do in an emergency... etc.

What to pack? Pack using a checklist so you ensure that you have brought all the necessities for your experience abroad. Keep in mind that you will likely purchase additional items and souvenirs while abroad, so leave extra space in your luggage or bring an extra bag. Also remember that many basic items can be purchased almost anywhere in the world. For some items, such as toiletries, it may make more sense to bring a small amount and purchase more locally as needed.
Eagle Creek provides a packing comprehensive checklist.

USC Center for Global Education promotes international education to foster cross-cultural awareness, cooperation and understanding.
Abroad View strives to offer in-depth content that focuses on international issues, personal travel experiences, and the global education we actually receive when we uproot from our comfortable lives for study, travel or work in new environments.

Transitions Abroad provides practical  information on educational travel abroad for learning travelers of all ages and interests.