Learning how to travel affordably, efficiently, and safely is an important component of any study abroad experience. The following resources will help aid your transportation and lodging experiences.
Student Universe (flights, hotels, and tours)
STA Travel (student and youth travel company)
EasyJet (Affordable European Air Travel)
The U.S. government provides a variety of educational resources for individuals traveling. These resources include country profiles, safety information, and general travel resources (documentation, insurance, STEP program).
Country and Regional Profiles (academic year dates, holidays, exam periods, and more).
Health and Safety Information (sign up for travel advisory alerts and the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program)
Safety is one of our primary concerns. Look through the following resources to ensure that you know how to access healthcare, regional safety profiles, and sexual health information.
Health Abroad (Medical Emergency Card, health insurance, prescription medication information, vaccinations)
Truman Travel Advisory Policy and Travel Advisory Policy Exception Form
Country Security/Safety Information
It happens to everyone and you’ll go through it too. Even if you are going to a country that seems familiar, like the UK or Australia, you will experience new ways of understanding, different food and music and probably a new language. Before students start to understand and appreciate the differences of their host-country, they usually experience some culture shock. Culture shock is a logical reaction to differences we encounter in a foreign culture.
Coping with Culture Shock: a Guide for International Students
Our office supports and accommodates students of all backgrounds. It is important to consider how components of your identity may interact with your study abroad experience. The following information provides general information and reflection for LGBTQ+ travelers, individuals with disabilities, racial minorities, and religious students.
LGBTQ+ Traveler Resources and Questions to Consider
Americans with Disabilities Study Abroad
Budgeting for your study abroad experiences heavily depends on the duration and cost of living in your program location. Use the resources provided in order to accurately calculate your budget, learn how to manage money abroad, and find information about filing taxes.
Federal Scholarships and Aid
The U.S. government provides a variety of financial resources for students studying abroad. Use the resources below to explore scholarships, programs, and grants which may apply to you.
Federal Aid for International Education
Federal Scholarships and Grants
Foreign Government Scholarships
Studying abroad is a transformative experience for many of our students. Students are encouraged to push past their comfort zone, experience new perspectives, and embrace new challenges and opportunities. We encourage you to explore the following materials in order to support your student and help them prepare for their time abroad.
Parents’ Guide to Study Abroad