GETTING READY TO GO
VISAS—Do you need one or not for your semester abroad? That is the question. For information on entry requirements for a specific country, please go to the Entry/Exit Requirements section in the Country Specific Information for the country you are interested in. We also encourage you to go to Consulate website for the country to which you're going as visa requirements are changing rapidly.
STUDENTS ABROAD go from here... Thinking ahead or getting ready to go, this page maintained by the U.S. Government provides helpful links on travel documents, health, emergencies, embassies, smart travel and much more. Check it out at http://studentsabroad.state.gov/
CULTURE CROSSING: a community built guide to cross-cultural etiquette & understanding. From basic greetings to taboos, expectations for business and education settings. You can even explore your own cultural baggage.
LINKS FOR LIFE & TRAVEL ABROAD
For Americans Traveling Abroad, this U.S. State Department site provides helpful links on:
|Academic Credit||Air Travel|
|Foreign Language||Government Info & Services for Citizens Overseas|
|Health Matters/Medical||Money Matters|
|Packing||People & Culture|
|Planning Your Trip||Travel and Safety|
Ethical Traveler is a website with tips on how to "tread softly" as one travels around the globe, but also very practical information for traveling generally, with country specific profiles and tips for getting around. Go to Ethical Traveler's Explorer page to find out more.
Tips for Traveling Abroad has much more than just "tips." Go to this site for information on the important step of registering your study abroad with the State Department.
HEALTH, MONEY, SECURITY & MORE
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides specific information on health and other threats at: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Additional information on travel and health can be found at:
For news alerts and country-specific information, go to the Overseas Security Advisory Council site.
For information on travel warning, travel alerts, and country specific information maintained by the US State Department, go to International Travel Information.