Online Resources for Parents
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.
Non-profit organization provides information on education and travel abroad for people with disabilities.
Health, Safety, and Insurance
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide comprehensive health information for travel to over 200 destinations worldwide.
Health insurance for international travelers
Provides global medical accidents and sickness insurance product for international travelers.
International society of travel medicine
Offers pre-travel immunizations, counseling and medicine to help protect travelers while traveling internationally.
HTH Worldwide health and safety abroad videos
Dr. Frank Gillingham, medical director for HTH Worldwide, offers insights on health and safety abroad.
Embassies and Consulates
Directory and search engine of every nation's embassies and consulates.
U.S. embassies, consulates, and diplomatic missions
U.S. embassies around the world.
Foreign consular offices in the United States
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
Information on applying for and renewing passports.
Passport, visa and legalization specialist
Review international travel requirements and secure passport, visa, legalization or translation.
VisaCenter.com is one of the largest travel visa and passport companies in the world.
International Students Identity Card
The International Students 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.
World's currency exchange
Offers commercial grade currency data for every world currency.
VISA ATM locator around the world
Locate ATM machines anywhere in the world.
Planning, Packing, and Travel
Tips for traveling abroad
The U.S. State Department's list of comprehensive tips for traveling abroad.
International travel checklist
Good suggestions for items to pack.
Flash Booking travel guides
Free pocket travel guides for popular destinations: Amsterdam, London, Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon, Istanbul, Prague, Naples, Madrid, Florence, Berlin, Beijing.
The world clock
Provides current local time around the globe.
International phone cards
Provides all possible phone cards that are available to make calls anywhere abroad.
National Geographic map machine
Offers maps, satellite images, basic facts and street maps.
Balancing student privacy and school safety
A right to the family educational rights and privacy act for colleges and universities.