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General Study Abroad Information

Abroad 101: Study Abroad Program reviews from students.

BUNAC: A consortium of British universities that offer opportunities for undergraduate students to work abroad in countries including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.

Study Abroad: Step-By-Step: An online guide to the considerations students should factor in when thinking about studying abroad.


Embassy World: A directory and search engine serving embassies and consulates around the world. 

World Tourism Directory: A database of official government tourism offices, convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, and similar agencies that provide free, accurate, and unbiased travel information to the public.

Health & Wellness

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers (IAMAT): Extensive resource center for travel health, including planning tools, information on health basics while abroad, mental health, and traveling with a health condition.

Travel Accessibility Resources for the Disabled and Handicapped: Travel tips and resources to consider for airline travel, medication, and medical equipment.

Travelers' Health Website: Maintained by the Centers for Disease Control, this site has information on disease outbreaks and geographic health recommendations, including vaccinations.

Travel Information

ATM Worldwide Locators (Visa/Plus): Locate Visa/Plus-compatible ATMs around the world.

ATM Worldwide Locators (Mastercard/Maestro/Cirrus): Locate Mastercard/Maestro/Cirrus-compatible ATMs around the world.

Hostelling International: Find youth hostels to stay in wherever you are headed.

Lonely Planet: A collection of travel guides with detailed information on just about every country in the world, along with a message board where you can get information from fellow travelers, travel articles, and more.

Travel Advisories: A listing of current travel advisories. Advisories are issued by the US State Department, based on all relevant information, to recommend that Americans reconsidered or avoid travel to certain countries.

US Customs: Get specific information on what you can and can't bring into the US from abroad. Find out what the weather will be like in any part of the world at a particular time of year, based on historical trends, and view current forecasts.

Packing Tips

One Bag: Examines "the art and science of traveling light" with advice on how you can travel for an indefinite length of time with only one carry-on size bag.

Universal Packing List: A personalized packing list generated for you based on where you're going, how long you're going to be gone, and what you want to do while you're there.