The Department of State has created a secure website where American citizens
planning to travel overseas can register on line with the U.S. Government.
This system replaces the requirement for Americans to register directly with
the Embassy in the country where they plan to travel to or reside in. All
Embassies and Consulates have access to the website and can monitor who is
in their consular district.
For one-semester students, you would register as a short-term traveler.
Students studying abroad for the year would register as long-term travelers.
Please register with the U.S. Government on-line at: https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/.
This website will walk you through the registration process."
The U.S. State Department has launched Students Abroad, a Web site designed to offer college-age Americans a one-stop reference for international travel. Resources target students, their parents, education abroad professionals, and universities. The site provides Country Specific Information, tips for safe travel, and other important information about traveling and living overseas. Students may download flyers called go! guides as well as a Tips to Go Wallet Card.
One of the continuing safety challenge abroad is road safety. This article reinforces the importance of looking closely at transportation planning, road travel in particular, as you consider potential for injury or death of travelers (students) during study abroad.
U.S. citizen or permanent resident; enrolled at U.S. college or university; studying abroad in Japan
Scholarship information for students planning to study in Japan
Offers scholarships for undergraduates with financial need to study in Asia.
Scholarship information for students planning to study in Germany.
Fulbright student programs are for graduating seniors, graduate students, and alumni.
Provides assistance for undergraduates with financial need to use for study abroad. Students must be awarded a Pell Grant to apply. Countries on the US travel alert list may not qualify.
Information on NSEP scholarships for study in less-traditional regions.
The Killam Fellowships Program is a scholarship program which allows undergraduate students from accredited degree granting colleges and universities to participate in a bi-national residential exchange program between Canada and the United States of America. Scholarship recipients spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the other country.
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully-funded summer language institutes for U.S. university students and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Website provides searches for scholarships for study abroad.
IIE’s scholarship book. Comprehensive and carefully researched directories of international scholarships.
CNN Travel Information - destination information, currency converter
US Department of State - travel advisories, passport services
US Customs Service- customs information
World Health Organization - health information
Center for Disease Control - travel health advisories
Mobility International USA - study abroad students with disabilities
World Time Server.com - The time pretty much anywhere on the planet (except Antarctica)