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Useful resources on the web for students preparing to study abroad

Finance Related

Studyabroad.com Handbook - advice on financial matters for study abroad

The Universal Currency Converter (converts all major currencies)

Internal Revenue Service (don't forget to prepare your taxes while you are overseas)


Government

US State Department, Visa Services

US State Department, Passport Services

US State Department - Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheets


Foreign (Non-US) Embassies in the United States for Visa Information by Country

Embassies in Washington DC - Embassy.org

Embassies in Washington DC - Embpage.org

American Consulates and Embassies Around the World


Visa Assistance Companies

We recommend that you apply for your student visa on your own. However, if you would like assistance, these companies can assist you, for a fee, in applying for and obtaining your student visa to study abroad. They will assist you no matter where you live in the US or what country you are going to.

CIBT Visas

Perry International

PVS International

Travisa


Health and Safety Related

Centers for Disease Control

Centers for Disease Control Travel Page 

Planned Parenthood


Maps

Maps


Passport

See Government


Special Concerns

Gay/Lesbian

Planet Out Travel

Travelling with Disabilities

Mobility International USA

Access-Able Travel Source

Vegetarian

Vegetarian Society of the UK


Time and Metric Conversion Related

Time Zones This is an excellent resource for family and friends so they know when to contact you.

Metric Conversions


Travel Related (Tickets, Eurail Passes, International Student ID Card)

CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange

Student Travel Agency

Also check some of the travel web sites. Another good place to try is the Sunday New York Times travel section which always carries advertisements for discounted travel. Global E3 cannot make any recommendations and does not guarantee the quality of any of these companies.


Visa

See Government


Weather

Weather Channel

USA Today World Weather

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