Global Education - Travel Information

Global Education - Travel Information

General Information and Handy Links

See the Department of State: Before You Go and make your checklist.

It is also a good idea to enroll in the "Smart Traveler Enrollment Program" (STEP).

Information about other countries and visa requirements

Student Discounts for Airfare:

General Handy Information

Health and Safety Information

International Student ID cards

... can be very useful for discounts, health insurance, rail passes and a host of other services.


  • International calling plans by US providers such as Verizon are very expensive. If your cell phone is "unlocked", you can buy a SIM card when you arrive in your host country. Smartphones are usually good when connected to WiFi. Students often just buy a cheap cell phone in the host country for local use. In general, cell phones are not very good for calling home. Instead, use...
  • Skype, Facetime and Google Voice are free or very cheap, depending on how you use them. You can download these on your laptop or smartphone. This is the best way to call home.
  • For texting internationally, the app WhatsApp is free for the first year.
  • Read The Student's Guide to using the iPhone Abroad and The Top 50 iPhone Apps For Studying Abroad.

Questions or Concerns?

Contact the Office of Global Education at