Education Abroad Resources

Listed below are links to a wide variety of valuable resources for program participants and their families, as well as faculty and administrators.

U.S. State Department

U.S. Government – Students Abroad Website
Online U.S. Embassies and Consulates
Office of Passport Services, U.S. Department of State
State Department travel warnings

Health & Safety

International Association for Medical Assistance –
English-speaking practitioners abroad

CDC Traveler’s Health Section
World Health Organization
SAFETI Resource Guides

Student Insurance

United Health Care Global – Student Health Insurance
CISI Insurance – Student Health Insurance
Travel Guard Insurance
Student Personal Property Insurance (CSI)

Student Identities

Diversity Abroad Community – Access articles, tips and resources
Diversity Abroad – Resource pages organized by identity
Students on a Budget Abroad 
Gilman Scholarship for Pell-grant eligible students
Glimpse Race Abroad for Americans of Color Preparing to Live Abroad
Tips for Students of Color Abroad by Diversity Abroad
I’m First – First Generation College Student, Study Abroad blogs
JourneyWoman, Female Travel Blog
Lesbigay Special Interest Group of NAFSA
International Lesbian and Gay Association
Mobility International USA (MIUSA), for Differently-abled travelers

Culture & Intercultural Learning

Intercultural Learning: Critical preparation for international student travel – ebook
Culture Crossing Guide – community based database of cross-cultural
information about every country in the world

What’s up with culture? Guide for Study Abroad Students by University of the Pacific
Hofstede Insights Online Tool for Comparing Cultures

Travel Resources

Hostelling International
Lonely Planet – Travel guides
Let’s Go – Travel guides
Currency converter
Packing hints and tips

Parent Resources

A Parent Guide to Study Abroad, IIE
State Department – Study Abroad Information for Parents

World Events and Resources

News on world events – BBC
News on world events – New York Times
Weather around the world

 

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