Health and Safety
Part of insuring that you have a successful study abroad experience is preparing yourself well. Preparation includes not only learning about your host country, its politics, culture, language, but also preparing yourself for the unexpected. Below is a partial listing of helpful study/travel abroad websites. All links open in a new window.
Inform Yourself: Knowledge is Power
- A Parent's Guide to Study Abroad
- Tips for Students Studying Abroad
- Safe Trip Abroad
- Study Abroad Safety Handbook
Health and Disability Matters
- Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- Department of State, Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheets
- Health Information
- Mobility International
- International Student Identification Card
The ISIC card offers basic coverage (you should have other medical insurance in addition to the ISIC card) including emergency evacuation and repatriation at an affordable price (about $22). Study Abroad Medical Insurance is also available for CSU students through Somerton Insurance. See www.csuhealthlink.com.
Safety and Security Matters
- Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
- Preparing for a Crisis While Abroad
- Women Travelers
- State Department Travel Warnings
- GLBT Travelers
Other Travel Information
- STA Travel
Information about Rail Passes, student discounts, etc.
- Xe.com Currency Conversion
- Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet offers comprehensive travel guides to countries and cities around the world.
- Transitions Abroad
Transitions Abroad is a bimonthly full-color magazine guide to practical information on affordable alternatives to mass tourism: living, working, studying, or vacationing alongside the people of the host country.
- Glimpse Magazine
Glimpse Magazine is the first and only student run international news and culture publication that takes you alongside and into the world of students living abroad.