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Resources for Student Travelers

Get in-the-Know Before You Go

We cannot stress enough how important it is to learn as much as you can about your host country before you depart the United States.  Life abroad will be much more interesting if you have solid context for what you are about to experience, and this knowledge will serve you well in conversations with your new professors and fellow peers.  Simply put, people will respect you and appreciate your genuine desire to be there and to take the time to learn and observe local culture and traditions.

Application Resources

Health and Safety

The Following resources are critical to helping you learn about health and safety issues abroad.  Students should register with the U.S. Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  Please see information below on how to get started with your travel research.

Resources of LGBTQIA Students

Resources for Students of Color

  • Diversity Abroad: a website dedicated to supporting students of color in study abroad.  It includes study abroad guides, student experiences, and information on scholarships.
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund: various scholarships available.
  • Travel Noire: cultivated insights and resources from a community of international black travelers.

Back From Abroad

Many students get infected by the travel bug after studying abroad.  The list below offers resources on fellowships, grants, and scholarships which support international study, service, civic engagement, and more.


Volunteer/Faith-based International Programs

Teach Abroad

Other Ways to Go Abroad

General Resources

Graduate Schools