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Useful resources on the web for students preparing to study abroad

Finance Related 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)


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 -

Embassies in Washington DC -

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


Health and Safety Related

Centers for Disease Control

Centers for Disease Control Travel Page 

Planned Parenthood




See Government

Special Concerns


Planet Out Travel

Travelling with Disabilities

Mobility International USA

Access-Able Travel Source


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.


See Government


Weather Channel

USA Today World Weather

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