Student Resources

Before you apply to study abroad or leave for your overseas experience, consider reviewing the following websites, which provide valuable information for your reference.

Global Poets

Charity Watson - Pitts Fellow:  Student blog about her experience abroad


The Study Abroad Store: Everything you need before departure!

Government and Support Information

State Department Travel Site

Students Abroad

Centers for Disease Control

U.S. Embassy Locater

U.S. Passport Information

Currency Converter

The World Clock


U.S. Department of State Passport Information

U.S. Department of State - Travel Warnings

U.S. Department of State Visa Information

Foreign Consulate Information

U.S. Embassies Abroad

On-Line Magazines/Resources on Living, Working and Studying Abroad

Abroad View: The global education magazine for students

Diversity Abroad: Website devoted to under-represented students from diverse backgrounds

FindtheBest: Website designed to help people make the best decision on their education and careers.  Students can search travel requirements by country and also country profiles and facts.

Glimpse: Tools for studying abroad

Study Abroad Spotlight

Transitions Abroad: A guide to learning, living, working and volunteering overseas

Journeywoman: An online travel magazine just for women

Women Travel Portal: A guide to learning, living, working, and volunteering overseas

Lesbian & Gay Study Abroad Resources: Information about being lesbian or gay abroad

Monetos: a comprehensive guide to living and studying in Europe


International Configuration: Information on the electrical systems in various countries

Foreign Language

Babelfish: Translate useful words & phrases

Google Translate


Center for Disease Control

HTH Worldwide

Youth Hostels

Hostelling International: Directory of hostels worldwide, and year-long memberships are available that allow you to stay in member hostels for reduced rates

ISIC Cards

ISIC Card Homepage

Money Exchange/Current Conversion




US State Department: Travel warnings, recommendations for parents, passport & visa details, and country overviews such as medical care, safety, politics, etc.

US State Department Travel Registry: Register trip information so that the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency. STEP also allows Americans residing abroad to get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Time and Date

Time and Date: Provides any country’s current time and date



Leisure Planet

Lonely Planet

Let's Go

National Geographic

Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory

Culture Shock & Transition Adjustment

What’s Up with Culture

Worldwide Classroom

Duncan Mason’s Culture Shock Page

Realities of Culture Adjustment

Continuing Your Study Abroad Experience

Graduate Schools Abroad

Peace Corps

Working Abroad

Volunteering Abroad

Teaching Abroad

Re-Entry Resources

Lessons from Abroad Returnee Conference

Resource Center