Other Travel Resources
- Transitions Abroad magazine specializes in budget and socially responsible travel abroad. Copies are available for your review in the Center for Global Initiatives.
- STA Travel, which specializes in budget travel for students. In addition to offering the ISIC card, STA Travel also offers student discounts, tips on traveling, various types of insurance coverage, etc.
- Student Universe, another organization specializing in budget travel for students, along with insurance, travel tips, etc.
- Survival Kit for Overseas Living, by L. Robert Kohls, is an excellent, brief, introduction to a cross-cultural experience; a copy is available in the Center for Global Initiatives.
- Many travel guides are available on specific countries or areas of the world, often written for students on a budget; visit any good bookstore or library.
- Returned students are an excellent source of information; see the list in the Center for Global Initiatives.
- Many good web sites are available to help you plan for study and travel abroad, including these two that were started by returned study abroad students; both web sites publish articles, creative work, photographs, artwork, etc., submitted by students studying abroad or recently returned from study abroad. These publications are good resources for students planning for their time abroad, and you may want to consider submitting materials yourself while you are abroad.
Other Useful Sites Include
- Journeywoman, a resource for women travelers
- University of Michigan International Center, a resource for women abroad
- University of Michigan International Center a resource for Americans of color abroad
- Mobility International, a resource for individuals with disabilities
- Cornell University, resources for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgendered students abroad
- NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Rainbow Special Interests Group, for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgendered students abroad
- The US Department of State website on International Travel includes a wealth of information about individual countries, health and safety, studying abroad, living abroad, etc. Resources on the web include a series of publications with tips for students, persons with disabilities, women traveling alone, individuals traveling to specific regions, etc. Although the website is designed for US citizens, much of the information is relevant to anyone planning to travel abroad.