Handy Links for World Citizens

GENERAL INFORMATION

World Citizens Guide - Put together by students for students going abroad.
www.worldcitizensguide.org

Center for Disease Control - US governments site for advice on vaccinations and immunizations, and health conditions abroad. 1-888-232-3228
www.cdc.gov/travel/

United States Custom Service - Customs regulations for the United States and international governments.
http://cbp.gov/

International Education Resource - Travel resources, warnings, guides, Embassies, currency converter, insurance, hostels, etc.
www.goabroad.com

US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs: "Tips for Students Abroad" - Passports, visas, information about countries, US Embassy and consulate locations, safety precautions, and links to more information.
travel.state.gov/

Best Study Abroad Resources - Links to publications, web sites, and articles about study abroad.
www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/study/resources/index.shtml

American Institue For Foreign Study (AIFS) - International study abroad programs.
www.aifsabroad.com/

STUDY ABROAD RESOURCES

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (US Dept of State) - The Bureau of Educationaland Cultural Affairs provides numerous resources to foster mutual understanding through international education and training. This page contains links to all State Department programs and exchanges. 
http://exchanges.state.gov/

U.S. Network for Education Information - International Education (US Dept of Education) - USNEI provides a description and guide to foreign systems of education as well as American education in order to promote international educational exchanges.
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/
international/edlite-index.html

Travel Tips for Students (US Dept of State) - A word to the wise from the folks at the State Department. To have a safe trip, become familiar with the basic laws and customs of the country you plan to visit before you travel and avoid reckless behavior.
http://travel.state.gov/travel

Students.gov - Students.gov has many resources dedicated to helping students find information about studying abroad.
http://www.students.gov/


CURRENCY
Foreign Currency Exchange Rates - The Federal Reserve's daily exchange rates.
www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h10/update/

Universal Currency Converter - Converts currency rates.
www.xe.net/ucc/

METRIC CONVERSIONS
Metric Conversions of Measurement - Length, distance, temperature, speed, volume, weight, time, etc.
www.onlineconversion.com/

DRIVING AIDS
International road safety and international road safety resources.
www.asirt.org/

HOSTELS
Hostelz.com - The most complete free online database information guide listing hostels worldwide including contact information and reviews by people who have stayed in the hostels.
www.hostelz.com

Hostels.com - This site is an online booking company (HostelWorld) directing the user to their listings of North American and international hostels.
www.hostels.com/

Accomodations Abroad - Listed by name, type, and price.
www.accommodationsabroad.com/

GUIDE BOOKS
Frommers - Travel destinations around the world.
www.frommers.com/

Lonely Planet - Excellent travel advice.
www.lonelyplanet.com/

CIA World Factbook - Summary of every country's statistics, including geography, climate, economics, government, demographics, communications, etc.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html
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