Online Resources

U.S. Department of State

Overview:  the U.S. Department of State website provides comprehensive information on travel warnings, travel tips, emergency services, passports (U.S. citizens), visas, travel document(s), support for U.S. families. Students are also able to register themselves indicating that they will be on a 'trip' abroad.  Website:

Safety Issues and Updates

Before You Go:

Safety Checklist:

Alerts and Warnings:

S.T.E.P. (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program):

International Travel Insurance


Contacting U.S. Embassies and Consulates Worldwide

U.S. Embassy:

Information on Foreign Countries

Lonely Planet:  (you can also purchase Lonely Planet travel books for specific cities and countries)

Country Specific:  www.[insert your study abroad city name] (For example,

Let's Go:

CIA World Factbook:

Medicine and Vaccine Information for U.S. Citizens Traveling Abroad

Centers for Disease Control:

Traveling With A Medical Condition

MIUSA (Mobility International USA):


Passport and Visa Resources

Obtaining a U.S. Passport

New Passport:

Renew Your Passport:

General Visa Information

U.S. Department of State:


Country Specific Resources

Currency Conversion




World Weather Forecasts


International Phone Calling and Dialing Codes

Country Calling Codes:

World Time Differences

Time and Date:

World Time Zone:

Electrical Systems Abroad

Travel Oasis: