North Central College - Naperville, IL

Online Resources

 

Health and Safety Resources

U.S. Department of State

Website:  www.state.gov

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:  http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go.html

Safety Checklist:  http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go/checklist.html

Alerts and Warnings:  http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings.html

 

International Travel Insurance

Frommers:  http://www.frommers.com/tips/health-and-travel-insurance/#sthash.gCXU95lv.dpbs

 

Contacting U.S. Embassies and Consulates Worldwide

U.S. Embassy:  http://usembassy.state.gov/

 

Information on Foreign Countries

Lonely Planet:  http://www.lonelyplanet.com/  (you can also purchase Lonely Planet travel books for specific cities and countries)

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

Let's Go:  http://www.letsgo.com/#lets-go

CIA World Factbook:  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

 

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

Centers for Disease Control:  http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel

 

 

Passport and Visa Resources

Obtaining a U.S. Passport

New Passport:  http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english.html

Renew Your Passport:  http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/renew.html

 

General Visa Information

U.S. Department of State:  http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english.html

Embassy:  http://www.embassy.org/

 

 

Country Specific Resources

Currency Conversion

XE:  http://www.xe.com/

Bloomberg:  http://www.bloomberg.com/markets/currencies/currency-converter/

Oanda:  http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/

 

World Weather Forecasts

CNN:  http://weather.cnn.com/weather/forecast.jsp

 

International Phone Calling and Dialing Codes

Country Calling Codes:  http://www.countrycallingcodes.com/index.php

StudyAbroad.com:  http://www.studyabroad.com/pages/sitecontent/telephonecodes.aspx

 

World Time Differences

Time and Date:  http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

World Time Zone:  http://www.worldtimezone.com/

 

Electrical Systems Abroad

Travel Oasis:  http://www.traveloasis.com/World-Power-Plug-Adapter-Guide/

 

 

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:  https://www.nafsa.org/wcm/Cust/Custom_Cart/Product_Detail.aspx?WebsiteKey=e3842661-cf4e-4241-ba1e-62ba837f37e3&prodid=47

 

 

 

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