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Traveler Access

Study Abroad & Travel Resources

 

Preparation 

        
Students Abroad  - U.S. State Department

          International Travel Resource Library - USA.gov

      
    StudyAbroad.com Handbook 

      Official Documents
 

    U.S. Passport

    Embassy World

    Visa Requirements by Country

    Federal Voting Assistance Program and Youth Vote Overseas  - How to vote abroad

    CampusFrance - Begin here for French visas

Country, current events, money, and language information

  
U.S. State Department Country Info. Sheets

     Statesman's Yearbook - current country summaries and statistics                                 Reference JA 51 .S7

     World Factbook

    Country Insights - From Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

     Worldwide Etiquette

      Cultural Etiquette Around the World 

                        Kwintessential Country Profiles  - Cultures, customs, and etiquette

                        Study in Australia website

    International Newspapers

                      Currency Converter         

                  
Travelex Cash Passport - The Cash Passport allows you to pre-load your travel budget
                     for use in ATMs, shops, and restaurants where Euros and Pounds are used.  
You can
                     load your Cash Passport with a choice of two currencies, € Euro and £ GBP. 
The Cash
                     Passport is not connected to your bank account. It is PIN and signature
protected and
                     has 24/7 Global Emergency Assistance. Students should carefully
check fees,
                     currency conversion rates and "fine print" before signing up for any card.

             
                        Foreign Languages for Travelers             



        Health & Safety

                
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) from the U.S. Department of State

   U.S. State Department Travel Tips    

    Global Travel Warnings

   Travel Health Tips for Students Studying Abroad

   Transportation Safety Administration - Airline carry on restrictions. See TSA's existing health conditions & disabilities.  

   Know Before You Go - Safety Video

  Health and Safety Abroad - A comprehensive video series by Dr. Frank Gillingham, medical director for HTH Worldwide, designed to help study abroad students prepare for their experience. The series covers how to address, avoid or manage common health and safety issues.

                    SelectWisely - Food and Travel Translation cards for allergies and medical issues
           
 
    WVUH-East/Business Health ~ for immunizations, travel health questions, etc. 
          Please call for appointments and pricing information at 304-264-1247

    Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) 

    Road Safety Overseas

Culture Shock & Transition Adjustment

   What's Up with Culture

    Worldwide Classroom

    Duncan Mason's Culture Shock Page  

      Diversity

                     Mobility International

    Making It Happen 

           Returning Home

  U.S. Customs & Border Protection

 

   Share your Study Abroad story with others

  The Picket  or  local city newspaper

   Glimpse          

 Programs 
      
       Shepherd University Faculty-led Study Abroad Opportunities -
                                  See How to Choose a Study Abroad Program: Program Types                                       
                                   
          AIFS: American Institute for Foreign Study

 
                      API: Academic Programs International                  
                                         
                     
CIS: Center for International Studies

                   
    Global Learning Semesters

                       GlobaLinks Learning Abroad

                      
ISA: International Studies Abroad
              
                      
ISEP: International Student Exchange Program
                              Shepherd works with 
WVU for ISEP Programs.
                        
           APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR ISEP: 
                                   Fall programs - January 15
                                   Spring programs - September 1

                                   You MUST consult with the Shepherd Study Abroad Office several weeks
                                   prior to applying for an ISEP placement.

                 
                       
KEI: Knowledge Exchange Institute

                        Amizade Global Service Learning                     

                    IIEPassport

                   StudyAbroad.com

                    GoAbroad.com
                 
                   
Study in Europe - European Commission


 

Shepherd University Study Abroad Office