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Travel and Planning

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.
  • 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

Health and Safety Abroad

Country-Specific/ Location-specific Information

Culture, Culture Shock & Living Abroad

Additional Resources

  • For help with scholarship or application essays.
  • 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.
  • 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

Know of other links that would be helpful to list here?  Let us know.