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Students Abroad - U.S Department of State

Students Abroad - U.S Department of State

U.S. Department of State maintains a website for students who are, or will be, studying abroad. The website contains very helpful information for both students and families regarding safety, emergency situations, and assistance programs for U.S. citizens abroad. We highly recommend that students visit this website prior to departing for their overseas program. Here are a few things to look for on their site:

Getting a U.S. Passport
How: For complete details on how to apply for a passport, what is needed and how much it costs, visit U.S. Department of State's website.

Do you need a Visa?
Some countries require foreign travelers to obtain a visitor or student visa before they arrive. Your program will provide you with information and documentation for any required visa. If you are coordinating a visa on your own, contact the consulate of the country you plan to visit for specific information about visas.

Diversity Abroad
Diversity Abroad

The Diversity Abroad community inspires, connects, and assists you in reaching your academic and career potential in our increasingly interconnected world. We connect you to study abroad, global programs, scholarships, graduate and career opportunities. Join the community - be inspired, get matched to the perfect program, access exclusive resources and events, and prepare for your future success. Use their Destination Guide to learn more about the places that you will study and live.

Additional Resources

Bartell Drug Travel Clinic:  Travel health consultations and immunizations. Multiple clinics in the Seattle area.
CDC - Travelers' Health: Country specific health information including immunization requirements.
SPU Health Services: Free travel health consultations for SPU students.
SPU Student Counseling Center
U.S. Embassy Abroad: Contact information for worldwide U.S. Embassies
World Health Organization: Country-specific health information 
Health & Safety Handbook Great tips for students going abroad

Study Abroad Guides

Unpacked: A study abroad guide for students, by students

Travel Information 

International Currency Converter
World Clock & Time Zones
Country Calling Codes
Metric Conversions
Country-Specific Visa Requirements
Trip Advisor

Flight Information

TSA Airport Traveler Information
STA Travel
Student Universe

Traveler's Insurance

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