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Study Abroad & Travel Resources



Students Abroad  - U.S. State Department

          International Travel Resource Library -

Post-9/11 GI Bill - Study abroad

      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  


                     Mobility International

           Returning Home

  U.S. Customs & Border Protection


   Share your Study Abroad story with others

  The Picket  or  local city newspaper


       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.
                                   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                     



Study in Europe - European Commission


Shepherd University Study Abroad Office