Resources

We’ve compiled the follow list of resources to help you in your travels, whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been around the world!

Tools

Currency Converter

 

Banking abroad

Charles Schwab offers an international checking account–use any ATM in the world with no fees!

Bank of America has a global ATM alliance. Click for more info.

Check with your bank to see if they have similar international options.

 

Language Learning

DuoLingo

Babbel

 

Travel Articles and Discussion

CNN Travel

National Geographic Travel

The State Department Travel Page: Useful safety and travel information

The U.S. State Department Students Abroad Page

Journey Woman: One of the best resources for female travelers.

Lonely Planet Travel Forums

Timeout City Guides: Restaurant, shop and hotel reviews, and the latest events and activities in cities worldwide

Global Diversity Inclusion: Information for diverse people going abroad

Dave’s ESL Cafe: For those interested in teaching English abroad

TEFL Courses Abroad: For those interested in teaching English abroad

New York Times, courtesy of ASNMSU

Wikitravel

Travel Noire

International Studies Abroad Diversity Page

IGLTA

OutTraveler.com

State Department LGBTQ Resources

 

 

Travel Reservations

Kayak: Travel Reservations

RyanAir: Budget flights in Europe

Agoda: Low hotel rates

Orbitz

Expedia

UrbanRail Though you can’t make reservations here, this site has details on train and subway systems around the world, and is a very useful travel planning tool.

 

Office of Education Abroad Resources

Pre-Departure Guide