Important Websites

ISIC

The Study Abroad Office is no longer purchasing ISIC cards for our students. If you wish to purchase one, please click here to purchase your card.

All students have the option to purchase an International Student Identity Card prior to their study abroad program. The ISIC card is the largest globally recognized ID for over 50 years. The card offers discounts on travel, shopping, museums, food, entertainment, transportation and more worldwide.

The medical coverage is broad enough to cover sickness and hospital benefits and even emergency medical evacuation. The ISIC card also provides travel insurance for baggage and travel delays as well as accidental death, dismemberment and repatriation of remains. The ISIC card is recognized by UNESCO and acts as proof official student status all over the world. The card gains students access to discounts from things such as travel and educational courses, to entertainment and food!

Travel Warnings and Alerts

The U.S. Department of State issues a Travel Warning when they want you to consider very carefully whether you should go to a country at all. They issue a Travel Alert for short-term events they think you should know about when planning travel to a country. 

Passport / International Travel Information

The U.S. Department of State offers information for every country including whereabouts of the American Embassy in your host country and various information regarding currency, visas, and passports.

Tips

The Center for Global Education, an international resource center, has some excellent information on general travel safety, information on important health and safety issues, as well as a checklist to keep in mind during your study abroad experience.

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Traveler's Health

The CDC compiles travel health information about specific regions of the world.

AIDS and Study Abroad

Information about Prevention of HIV Infection and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Travelers' Health Yellow Book

Safety Abroad Handbook

This Web site contains background information on health and safety, as well as relevant questions, a checklist, a sample emergency card, and useful words and phrases to know.

Students Abroad Travel Information

The U.S. Department of State offers advice and information targeted to students planning to travel and study abroad.

Travel Warning on Drug Offenses Abroad

The U.S. Department of State explains the dangers and legal ramifications of using and transporting drugs abroad.