Study Abroad Resources
Directories of Study Abroad Programs
- A thorough listing of study abroad programs sponsored by colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.
- A site with sections for studying, working abroad and teaching abroad as well.
- An authoritative site with listings for many study abroad programs.
- A searchable database and comprehensive resource center for students interested in international study, intern, work, volunteer, teach, scholarship, grad school and career opportunities.
Travel Guides and Books
- The Rough Guides publishes an authoritative and engaging series of travel guides to destinations around the world. The web site contains the complete text from the guidebooks.
- The Let's Go! guides are a low-budget, student-oriented series of travel guides.
- Lonely Planet Travel Guides are well known for their appeal to independent, adventurous travelers, and they have a particularly strong reputation for destinations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The web site contains a host of travel-related services.
- This student life guide gives a detailed introduction to the different countries and regions of the UK, their best features and most appealing qualities for students. Guides to individual universities are also available with details of student accommodation, finding work, local transport, living costs and keeping safe.
- The site for Intercultural Press, with many excellent publications related to intercultural issues.
- The Adventurous Traveler Bookstore. Claims to be "the world's most complete source of outdoor travel books, maps, videos, CD-ROMs, and posters."
- A local Carlson/Wagonlit Travel agent specializing in student travel.
- STA Travel. An online, student travel agency featuring discounted airfare and rail passes and other student-oriented travel information.
- A comprehensive online travel agency that caters to students.
- The International Youth Hostel Foundation lists youth hostel locations worldwide. Some locations can even be booked online.
- Links to embassies from around the world. This is a crucial resource for researching visa questions.
- The U.S... State Department's web site about passport services. The authoritative source for information about how to get a U.S.. passport.
- The U.S.. Government Customs Service. The web site includes useful information for travelers, including what items you must declare upon re-entering the United States.
Health and Safety
- From the travel section of the United States Department of State, this is a comprehensive source of travel information, risks and requirements, and includes the U.S... Government Travel Warnings.
- A good resource for students with disabilities.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is a good source for determining the health risks in countries you will be traveling in, and for finding out what vaccinations, if any, you must receive before leaving the United States.
- The world service of the British Broadcasting Corporation, an excellent source of international news.
- The International Herald Tribune, published by the New York Times. This newspaper specializes in international news from a U.S... perspective.
- Country calling codes.
- Worldwide travel and tourism information. Contains great links to other sites.