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Online Resources


Health and Safety 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.


Safety Issues and Updates

Before You Go:

Safety Checklist:

Alerts and Warnings:


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:



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:



For Parents

There is a Parents' guide titled, What parents Need to Know! Before, During and After Education Abroad. The cost is $4.99 and it is available by NAFSA toll free at 1-866-538-1927 or following the link below. A sample guide is posted at:




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