Passports and Visas
Health Insurance for Travel Abroad
Any Emory & Henry student, faculty, or staff member who is traveling international with an approved E&H program is covered by our EIIA Health Insurance. Study Abroad participants will receive information about this policy in their pre-departure materials. If a student wants to purchase additional health insurance or trip cancellation insurance, please contact the Office of International Education at
For more health information, see: U.S. State Department — Medical Information for Americans Traveling Abroad, www.state.gov/m/fsi/tc/1865.htm
Site-Specific Country Information & Safety Related Sites
US Department of State Travel Website: travel.state.gov/
Essential help from the US government, for everything from travel safety advisories to crisis assistance for US citizens abroad, as well as contact information for all US embassies and consulates abroad. Also lists foreign embassies and consulates in the US.
Frequently-consulted parts of this very comprehensive web site include the following:
- Travel Warnings and Information, http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html
- Tips for Traveling Abroad, http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/go.html and http://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/kbyg/international-travel-tips
- Tips for Studying Abroad, studentsabroad.state.gov
- Online US Embassies, Consulates, and other Missions, usembassy.state.gov/
- Emergencies and Crises (for crises involving US citizens abroad, the number to call is + 1-202-647-5225), http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/emergencies.html
- Passport Services, travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html
- Safety Abroad, http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/go/safety.html
Travel Warning on Drugs Abroad: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/go/drugs.html
Emergency telephone numbers around the world, http://travel.state.gov/content/studentsabroad/en/to-go/911-list.html
CIA World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ provides detailed information on geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues.
Martindale's Reference Desk www.martindalecenter.com/ provides an extensive dictionary of links including over 200 official country web sites, world reports on weather, transport, culture, etc.
SAFETI Clearinghouse www.globaled.us/safeti/
Association for Safe International Road Travel www.asirt.org/
Article on India's Unsafe Railway danger-ahead.railfan.net/features/india_safety/india_safety.html
ISTM News Service — Travel Advisories and Current News Items Regarding Travel Medicine From The International Society Of Travel Medicine. www.istm.org/
Passport to Death — an Aussie site on what your chances are to come home in a box, rating planes trains and automobiles www.monolith.com.au/passport/
What's Up with Culture? www3.uop.edu/sis/culture/index.htm
Sara's Wish Foundation for Safety in International Travel for Students, www.saraswish.org
General Travel Resources
- Currency Converter — Universal (Xenon), http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/
- Travel Document Services, www.traveldocs.com
- Lonely Planet guidebooks, www.lonelyplanet.com (Good "Getting There And Around" sections for countries and Subway section.)
- Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory, www.worldtourismdirectory.com
- US Customs Office, Traveler Information, http://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citizens/know-before-you-go
- Travlang's Travel Resources, www.travlang.com/trav/
- Rail Europe, www.raileurope.com/us, has information about point-to-point tickets and rail schedules, in addition to information about Eurail and regional or country rail passes.
- Routes International, www.routesinternational.com, provides links worldwide for all modes of transportation.
- Sustainable Travel and Study Abroad, www.transitionsabroad.com/publications/studyabroadmagazine/2006Fall/sustainable_travel_and_study_abroad.shtml
- Resources for Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay Travelers, http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/go/lgbt.html
- Women Abroad, www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/travel/women/index.shtml/
Budget Travel Guidebooks & Travel Information
Travelers with Special Needs (Disability, etc.)
- STA Travel, www.statravel.com is a large student travel agency (the largest, according to STA), with branches worldwide, specializing in student-rate airfares, rail passes, and other products for student travelers.
- www.easyjet.com (cheap flights from the UK to other parts of the UK and Europe)
- www.ryanair.com (same as above)
- AESU Travel, www.aesu.com, is a student travel agency which specializes in student-rate airfares, rail passes, and other products for student travelers, particularly for European destinations.
- Expedia, www.expedia.com, sponsored by Microsoft assists in finding the cheapest airfare. Note that (possibly lower) special-status fares offered by student travel agencies may not be indicated by this site. Site also provides general information country-by-country. May not work with Netscape browsers.
- Orbitz, www.orbitz.com, sponsored by several major airlines, assists in finding the cheapest airfare. Note that (possibly lower) special-status fares offered by student travel agencies may not be indicated by this site.
- Student Universe, www.studentuniverse.com, Online student travel agent with cheap tickets.
- Travelocity, www.travelocity.com, sponsored by the Sabre Company, which provides the databases used by travel agents--assists in finding the cheapest airfare. Note that (possibly lower) special-status fares offered by student travel agencies may not be indicated by this site.
- Mobissimo, www.mobissimo.com, searches many other search engines.
- Cheap Tickets, www.cheaptickets.com
- Priceline, www.priceline.com, will let you search for discount fares, but also has an option where you can name your own price and see if the provider will accept it. May not be able to choose flight times.
- Kayak, http://www.kayak.com
- Cheap Flights, www.cheapflights.com/
- United Airlines, www.ual.com
- American Airlines, www.aa.com
- US Airways, www.usairways.com
- Continental Airlines, www.continental.com
- Delta Airlines, www.delta.com
- AT&T Country & city dialing codes (AT&T), www.usa.att.com/traveler/services/codes/index.jsp
- Netcafeguide, www.world66.com/netcafeguide, locator of cyber-cafés worldwide
- Roadnews, www.roadnews.com, tips for internet connectivity and power for your laptop while traveling.
- Zaptel, www.zaptel.com/, purchase phone cards for international calling.