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!

Please note that we are not affiliated with, nor officially endorse the links below. These links are provided as a starting point for planning.



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




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

TEFL Courses Abroad: For those interested in teaching English abroad


Travel Noire

International Studies Abroad Diversity Page


Study Abroad Tips & Tricks- Accredited Schools Online


Teaching English Abroad

Please note that we are neither affiliated with nor endorse these programs. These links are provided as a starting point for planning. Please do research on all travel companies and websites to ensure quality and reliability.

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

BRIC Languages– Learn a language, teach abroad, and earn a TEFL certification. 

Modern Classroom Teaching Resources


Travel Reservations

Kayak: Travel Reservations

RyanAir: Budget flights in Europe

Agoda: Low hotel rates

Skyscanner: Budget flights

Rome2Rio: All transportation



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