Additional Resources

Additional Resources

General

  • Study Abroad Student Handbook
    www.studentsabroad.com
    This comprehensive guide provides resources and preparation tips for students considering study abroad.
  • Country Information
    www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn
    This site includes background notes on countries compiled by the US Department of State.
  • CIA World Factbook
    www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook
    This site offers basic information from the US perspective regarding countries and non-self-governing entities across the world.
  • International Clothing and Shoe Conversions
    www.onlineconversion.com/clothing
    Make sure to check out this website in order to figure out one of the really important things about study abroad.
  • Travlang
    www.travlang.com
    This comprehensive travel site includes currency conversions, traveling dictionaries, and US roadmaps.
  • International Student
    www.internationalstudent.com
    This comprehensive site is continually updating with new resources, information, and blogs for students studying abroad.

Travel

  • Travel Registration
    travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui
    It is recommended that all students studying abroad register with the Department of State before traveling. The service is free, and can be valuable in the instance of a national emergency or other safety issue.
  • Students Abroad
    studentsabroad.state.gov
    The US Department of State offers information on a wealth of topics, including travel documentation, what to do in case of an emergency, and health.
  • Foreign Entry Requirements
    http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/tips_1232.html#requirement
    Use this Department of State service in order to determine what documents and actions are required in order to entry a country.
  • International Student Identity Card
    isic.org
    Purchase this card before you travel, and make use of discounts on travel, food, and lodging by 40,000 participating entities. The card also acts as a calling card, and can be used for voicemail services.
  • Centers for Disease Control
    wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel
    The Centers for Disease Control offers this website specifically for travelers, including vaccination needs, health threats based on destination, and tips for staying healthy while traveling.
  • World Health Organization
    www.who.int/countries/en
    This website by the United Nations includes information on health risks and circumstances in every country of the world.

Money

  • XE Currency Converter
    www.xe.com/currency
    This reliable currency converter takes recent data into account in its currency conversions between most currencies in the world.

Communication

  • Skype
    www.skype.com
    You probably know that Skype allows free video chats from anywhere in the world, but did you know that you can also use Skype to call phones more cheaply than regular international calls?