Health and Safety
State Department Information for Students Abroad
Designed by the U.S. State Department to address concerns that are specific to students studying and traveling overseas. Includes links and information regarding the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) which allows U.S. citizens to register their travel plans with the State Department in case of an emergency.
Centers for Disease Control
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.
International SOS provides students with pre-departure health and safety advice along with 24-hour comprehensive overseas emergency assistance services.
World Health Organization
Provides information on health risks for travelers and health recommendations.
European Information Portal, Monetos
Includes health information and much more
U.S. Department of State Country Background Notes
Background Notes include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)
Information on security-related incidents and threats overseas. Some of the information accessible from the website include U.S. Department of State Consular Affairs Bulletins; daily security-related news articles; overseas reports on security and crime incidents; timely presentations on current terrorist attacks and other incidents; general crime information for cities and countries; locations and contacts at U.S. posts overseas; and updates on new or unusual trends.
New York Times
International Herald Tribune
World Press Review
Time and Money
Quick Currency Converter
Sunrise and Sunset Times
Keeping in Touch
How to Call Abroad
Lonely Planet Phone Cards
Travel, transportation and recreation
The Center for Global Education
Provides resources for students planning to study abroad, including health & safety tips, along with country specific information.
Emergency Telephone Numbers
List of emergency numbers throughout the world. Add these to your important numbers wallet card that you received at pre-departure orientation.
A U.S. Citizen's Guide to Travel Safety Abroad
Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality
International Gay and Lesbian Association
Study Abroad Guide for Students