Links to Online Resources

[The links below point to resources and sites that are not managed by the Center for Global Learning. These links are included as a service to point the reader to other possibly relevant resources. A link does not necessarily imply that the Center for Global Learning endorses the organization(s) or resource(s) or attests to its correctness or appropriateness.] 

General Information

Students Abroad
http://studentsabroad.state.gov/
The U.S. State Department manages this site containing helpful information on studying abroad. A comprehensive site including information on travel warnings, travel tips, and health and safety abroad.

Resources for Study Abroad
http://globaled.us/rfsa/tourist&travelinfo.html
A complete online checklist and tips for students traveling abroad.

Opportunities Abroad

Cross-Cultural Solutions
www.crossculturalsolutions.org
Non-profit organization working to address critical global issues by fostering meaningful volunteer services to communities abroad, and contributing responsibly to the local economy.

International Volunteer HQ
www.volunteerhq.org
IVHQ offers educational volunteering programs to different study areas in developing countries around the world.

Projects Abroad
www.projects-abroad.net
Projects Abroad provides college students and recent graduates with opportunities to join volunteering programs, internships, and language courses in different countries.

Pro-World
www.proworldvolunteers.org
Assists individuals and families looking to make a difference abroad while gaining the cross-cultural skills and knowledge through volunteering, internships, and study abroad programs.

Cultural Embrace
http://www.culturalembrace.com/
Offers students and individuals traveling abroad some alternatives to the traditional vacation, such as volunteering, paid work, teaching, or interning.

What’s Up with Culture?
http://www2.pacific.edu/sis/culture/index.htm
These resources offer an opportunity to explore various aspects of intercultural communication and adjustment models that are beneficial to the study abroad experience. The resources focus on the skills, attitudes, and behaviors which all study abroad students, regardless of location, will find useful.

Go Abroad
http://www.goabroad.com/
Provides volunteer abroad, intern abroad and teach abroad information around the globe.

Health, Safety, and Insurance

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide comprehensive health information for travel to over 200 destinations worldwide. 

CMI Insurance Worldwide
http://www.cmi-insurance.com/
Provides global medical accidents and sickness insurance products for international travelers. 

International Society of Travel Medicine
http://www.istm.org/
Offers pre-travel immunizations, counseling and medicine to help protect travelers while traveling internationally. 

HTH Worldwide Health and Safety Abroad Videos
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL368698865CF956AD
Dr. Frank Gillingham, medical director for HTH Worldwide, offers insights on health and safety abroad.

International Association for Medical Assistance for Travelers
http://www.iamat.org/
Provides impartial information to travelers on vaccinations, health risks, and food and water safety advice for all countries. Also coordinates a network of qualified doctors and practitioners to ensure travelers’ medical assistance while abroad.

Embassies and Consulates

Embassy World
www.embassyworld.com
Directory and search engine of every nation's embassies and consulates.

U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic missions
http://www.usembassy.gov/
U.S. embassies around the world. 

Foreign Consular Offices in the United States
http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/fco/
Contains a complete and official listing of the foreign consular offices in the United States, and recognized consular officers.

Passports and Visas

U.S. Department of State passport information
http://passports.state.gov
Information on applying for and renewing passports.

Perry International
http://www.perryvisa.com/
Information on international travel requirements; services to obtain passports, visas, and other travel documents. 

VisaCenter.com
http://visacentral.com/
VisaCenter.com is one of the largest travel visa and passport companies in the world.

International Student Identity Card
http://www.myisic.com/
The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is the largest recognized student ID for all full-time students in the U.S. Also, the card includes travel insurance in the event that you must be transported back to the U.S due to illness or death.

Travisa
http://www.travisa.com/
Effective way to get your visa expedited.

Money Matters/Scholarships

World's Currency Exchange
http://www.xe.com/

Offers commercial grade currency data for every world currency.

VISA ATM Locator
http://usa.visa.com.atm-locator/index.jsp
A resource to locate ATM machines anywhere in the world.

MasterCard ATM Locator
http://www.mastercard.us/cardholder-services/atm-locator.html
A resource to locate ATM machines anywhere in the world.

Boren Awards for International Studies
http://www.borenawards.org/
Provides unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in the world regions critical to U.S. interests, and which are underrepresented in study abroad.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program
Provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad and internship programs worldwide.

Planning, Packing, and Travel

Tips for Traveling Abroad
http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/tips/tips_1232.html
The U.S. State Department's list of comprehensive tips for traveling abroad.

International Travel Checklist
http://www.tripresource.com/beforeyougo.htm
Good suggestions for items to pack. 

Flash Booking Travel Guides
http://www.flashbooking.com/dynamic/guides
Free pocket travel guides for popular destinations: Amsterdam, London, Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon, Istanbul, Prague, Naples, Madrid, Florence, Berlin, Beijing.

Travel Language Service
http://www.travlang.com
Provides links to useful sites related to language, such as a guide to what languages are spoken in what countries, online language-learning sites and online dictionary. 

Student Universe
http://www.studentuniverse.com/
Provides flight information and cost of all flights from the place of departure to the preferred destination. 

SkyScanner
www.skyscanner.com
SkyScanner.com is one site that allows you to compare over 1,000 airlines to find cheap flights.

Kayak
www.kayak.com
Find, compare, and book cheap flights.

STA Travel
http://www.statravel.com/
A discount travel agency focused on the student market.

Hosteling International
http://www.hihostels.com/
Offers accommodation options at affordable prices.

Ifly.com
http://www.ifly.com/
Online international airport guide; flight deals are also available.

IATA Travel Centre
http://www.iatatravelcentre.com/home.htm
Personalized passport, visa and health requirements advice based on your personal details and itinerary.

European Railway Info
http://www.eurail.com/
Eurail is the European train experience that lets you discover sites and destinations with a single rail pass.

Urban Rail
http://www.urbanrail.net/
Information on urban transportation around the world.

Publications, Reviews, and Social Networking

Africa.com
http://www.africa.com/about-us/
A resource on countries within Africa.

Exchanges Connect
http://exchanges.state.gov/us/connect
An international online exchange program community, managed by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Lonely Planet
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/
Online travel guides to destinations anywhere in the world.

Glimpse
http://glimpse.org/
An online resource that promotes cross-cultural understanding and exchange, including articles, forums, and photo exhibitions by young adults and students studying abroad.

Let’s Go
http://www.letsgo.com/
A budget travel guide written entirely by students.  

Abroad 101
http://www.studyabroad101.com/
A study abroad review website.

Virtual Tourist
http://www.virtualtourist.com/
A user-generated online resource for travelers who seek an insider’s perspective.

Sustainable Travel

Terrapass
http://terrapass.com/carbon-footprint-calculator-2/
Be an environmentally friendly and responsible traveler, calculate your carbon footprints using this website, and check out the interesting projects and publications that are available.

American Students Abroad

Americans for Informed Democracy
http://www.aidemocracy.org/what/
A non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, empower, and mobilize young generations to take informed actions within their individual and collective roles as global citizens.

American Citizens Services & Crisis Management
http://travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html
Administers the consular information program, which informs the public of conditions abroad that may affect safety and security. Country-specific information, travel alerts, and travel warnings are vital in this program.

Federal Voting Assisting Program
http://www.fvap.gov/
Voting site for United States citizens who are living outside the country for work, school or other reasons.

Information for Specific Groups/Populations

Diversity Abroad
www.diversityabroad.com/multicultural-study-abroad
Tips for living abroad.

Mobility International
http://www.miusa.org/
A non-profit organization that provides information on education and travel abroad for people with disabilities.

Association of International Educators Rainbow Special Interest Group
http://overseas.iu.edu/lesbigay/
Offers counseling for international students and study abroad students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered to support them in international education.

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
http://ilga.org/ilga/en/index.html
A worldwide federation campaigning for LGBTQ rights. Here you will find articles and updated news from all over the world relative to LGBTQ issues.

Her Own Way
http://travel.gc.ca/travelling/publications/her-own-way
A travel guide for women.

Journey Woman
http://www.journeywoman.com/
An exclusive online travel resource for women. 

Working Abroad

U.S. Department of State: International Jobs-Working Overseas
http://www.state.gov/m/fsi/tc/79765.htm
A useful listing of international job search resources. 

Miscellaneous

National Geographic Map Machine
http://maps.nationalgeographic.com/maps
Offers maps, satellite images, basic facts and street maps. 

Internet Cafés Abroad
http://www.cybercafe.com/
Provides location, name and service hours of internet cafés in more than 141 countries. 

Earth Calendar
http://www.earthcalendar.net/index.php
Daybook of "holidays" or cultural events and celebration around the world. 

International Calling Codes
http://countrycode.org/
A complete guide to call anywhere in the world.

Timeanddate.com
http://www.timeanddate.com/
Check the world clock, time zones, weather forecast and what’s happening in the world calendar.

Global Indexes
http://www.visionofhumanity.org/
The world’s leading measure of national peacefulness; the GPI measures peace according to 22 qualitative and quantitative indicators.

 

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