- About CIE
- International Admissions
- Study Abroad
- Study Abroad Events
- Getting Started
- Ready to Apply?
- Cost and Funding
- Getting Ready to Go
- Already Abroad?
- Welcome Back!
- Information for Special Students
- Information for Family & Friends
- Academic Programs
- Institute of World Affairs
- Immigration Information
Travel and Planning
- CIE Study Abroad air travel advice
- Airport Transportation / shuttle to airports
- Student Universe: Information on student airfares, railpasses, hostels, trips, travel guides and more.
- STA Travel: Information on student airfares, railpasses, travel guides, and more.
- European National Railways and Timetables: Schedules and prices for Western Europe and some of Eastern Europe.
- Educational Travel Centre: Reservations and advice for budget travelors.
- Eurail pass: See Europe by train. Various travel packages available.
- Travel Insurance: Students are strongly encouraged to purchase separate travel and trip cancellation insurance that would cover unforeseen situations (theft of personal property abroad, last minute cancellation of participation, etc.). A company similar to Travel Guard or sometimes even renters’ insurance may be sufficient, but you need to decide based on your personal needs.
- Transportation Security Administration's Traveler Information: Travel rules and regulations.
Passport and Visa
- CIE Study Abroad passport and passport photo information
- U.S. Department of State: Passport and visa information for Americans traveling abroad, and foreign citizens traveling to the United States.
- U.S. Passport Service: Links to Passport Services Office of the U.S. Department of State, and includes information such as application forms, instructions, and requirements.
- Foreign Entry Requirements: Information on visa requirements for U.S. citizens traveling to a foreign country.
- American Passport Express: A non-government service which works with the U.S. Passport Agency to return U.S. passports in less than a week for emergencies.
- EmbassyWorld.com: Contact information and website addresses for embassies and consulates around the world, including foreign embassies in the U.S. and U.S. embassies worldwide.
- Travel Document Systems: TDS provides visa services for U.S. citizens for most countries for which an entry visa is required, and can also assist with visa requirements for U.S. permanent residents for many countries. They also expedite U.S. passports (new issues, renewals, amendments, additional pages). Very urgent passports may be obtained the same day.
International Student ID Card
The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is your passport to discounts and services at home and around the world.The ISIC card is the only internationally-recognised student ID.Every year students use their card to take advantage of offers on travel, shopping, museums and more, worldwide
- Apply for an International Student Identity Card
- Please submit a color passport size photo with your application.
Health and Safety Abroad
- Norris Health Center: UWM's student health center.
- CISI Health Insurance: Information about Wisconsin-mandated study abroad insurance.
- Consular Affairs Homepage: The U.S. Department of State homepage includes U.S. embassy and consulate contact information worldwide, travel warnings, and tips for travel to various regions.
- Canada Consular Affairs Homepage: Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Department of State. Helpful information about contemporary global events.
- UK Consular Affairs Homepage: British equivalent of the U.S. Department of State. Helpful information about contemporary global events.
- The Centers for Disease Control: Advice on health precautions for travelers by country.
- The Spire Project Country Profiles: Provides links to safety, health, economic, and general information for countries around the world.
- HTH Students: HTH Worldwide specializes in providing health insurance to both international students studying in the U.S. and U.S. study abroad students.
- HTH Trip Cancellation Insurance: Be prepared for unexpected trip cancellations.
- CIA World Fact Book
- Emergency planning and a printable emergency contact card
Country-Specific/ Location-specific Information
- Currency converters
- English online international newspapers
- Information on calling to and from host countries
Culture, Culture Shock & Living Abroad
- What’s up with culture?!
- DiversityAbroad.com provides information for non-traditional study abroad students
- Mobility International provides information for students with disabilities
- LGBTQ resources:
--Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Rainbow SIG
--International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
--International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association
- www.writingcenter.uwm.edu For help with scholarship or application essays.
- Idealist.org: Website for matching people with internships, volunteer opportunities, and organizations around the world.
- Foreign Exchange Currency Converter: Current exchange rates for U.S. dollars into 164 currencies.
- AIESEC Milwaukee: Student-run internship and global exchange program.
- The Rough Guides: On-line travel guides for student and budget travelers.
- The Lonely Planet Guides: On-line travel guides for student and budget travelers.
- Let's Go Guides: On-line travel guides for student and budget travelers.
- GoAbroad.com: Allows you to select a type of experience abroad (travel, volunteer, study, etc.) and a country you are going to and produces a customized on-line travel guide based on these criteria.
- Hostels.Com: An on-line guide to using youth hostels. Provides a general overview of what youth hostels are and a searchable database of youth hostels around the world. Also has links to on-line travel stores for rail passes, backpacks, and guidebooks.
- Hostelling International: International hostelling organization membership information.
- Backpack Europe on a Budget: An on-line guide to budget traveling in Europe. Provides information on packing, choosing a good pack or suitcase, where to stay, keeping in touch, and guidebook reviews.
- Cybercafe Search Engine: A searchable database of internet cafes and email kiosks around the world.
- Kasbah: A country-by-country searchable database including travel tips and cultural, accommodation, and transportation information.
- Glimpse Magazine: Features first-person, cultural-experience pieces written by study abroad students, international students, volunteers and others living abroad. Selected work is also republished by major newspapers or commissioned by Glimpse partners such as National Geographic Traveler.
- Temperature Convertor: 40C. Is that hot or cold? Now you'll know.
- Study Abroad Resources: A great resource for additional links related to education abroad.
- PicCell Wireless: Cell phone service for students and travelers abroad. Before acquiring a cell phone for use abroad, be sure to shop around for the best deal for your study site location. Pay-as-you-go service is typical outside the United States, which usually includes free incoming calls. For special discount information, please click here.
International Career Resources
- Click here
Know of other links that would be helpful to list here? Let us know.