External Resources

University of Rochester Resources

Foreign Languages: A complete list of all of the foreign language classes offered at Rochester.

Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences – Study Abroad: Hajim-specific information about studying abroad, including suggested programs and approved courses.

Directories of Study Abroad Programs

IIE Passport Study Abroad: A thorough listing of study abroad programs sponsored by colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

Go Abroad: A site with sections for studying, working, and teaching abroad.

StudyAbroad.com: An authoritative site with listings for many study abroad programs.

Diversity Abroad: A searchable database and comprehensive resource center for students interested in international study, intern, work, volunteer, teach, scholarship, graduate 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 website contains the complete text from the guidebooks.

Let's Go!: Has several low-budget, student-oriented series of travel guides.

Lonely Planet Travel Guides: Well known for their appeal to independent, adventurous travelers, this site has a particularly strong reputation for destinations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The website contains a host of travel-related services.

Intercultural Press: 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, and posters."

Travel Reservations

Student Universe: A comprehensive online travel agency that caters to students.

International Hostel Foundation: Lists hostel locations worldwide, and some locations can even be booked online.

Travel Documents

Project Visa: Links to visa information and embassies from around the world. This is a crucial resource for researching visa questions.

US State Department's Passport Site: The authoritative source for information about how to get a US passport.

US Government Customs Service: The website includes useful information for travelers, including what items you must declare upon re-entering the United States.

Health and Safety

US State Department Travel Site: This site is a comprehensive source of travel information, risks, and requirements, and includes the US Government Travel Warnings.

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 US.


The BBC: The world service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is an excellent source of international news.

The International Herald Tribune: Published by the New York Times, this newspaper specializes in international news from a US perspective.


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