Useful Links

Useful Links

Airlines

For airline phone numbers and Web sites:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/travel/toolbox/airlinecontacts.htm

Discounted airfare for students:
http://www.travelcuts.com
http://www.airlinestickets.us/

Airports

For information on most of U.S. and global airports:
http://www.quickaid.com

For a list of airport codes, for seeking fares from online agencies:
http://flyaow.com/citycodeb.htm

Maps

See the leading map site for zoomable maps, turn-by-turn directions, aerial photos, and more:
http://www.mapquest.com/

Or see:
http://www.mapsonus.com/

Money

For a printable, pocket-size chart converting dollars into any currency:
http://www.oanda.com/converter/travel

Universal Currency Converter (simplest online currency converter):
http://www.xe.com/ucc/

For basic conversions and historical information:
http://www.oanda.com/

For Visa Card ATM Locations:
http://www.usa.visa.com/

For MasterCard and Cirrus ATM Locations:
http://www.mastercard.com/mcweb/index.jsp

Passports and Visas

For passport advice:
http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/

For information on what do if you lost your passport while abroad and how to prevent it:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TRAVEL/traveltips/03/02/passport/index.html

To see foreign countries' visa requirements, etc:
http://www.traveldocs.com/

Safety and Political Warnings

For U.S. State Department travel warnings (urgent notices), public announcements (milder heads-ups) and consular information sheets (broad intelligence and travel reports):
http://travel.state.gov/

For current international security news and to register for free "hotspots" e-mail, an edited report drawn from major international newspapers:
http://www.asigroup.com/HOTSPOTS-REGISTER.asp

Time and Date

Find the date and time of many major cities around the around:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

Translations

Translate whole websites or just blocks of text:
http://babelfish.altavista.com/

Travel

The U.S. Department of State Student Travel Abroad Website
http://studentsabroad.state.gov/

For more information regarding airline safety and flight regulations:
http://www.tsa.gov/

For more information about student flights, the International Student Identification Cards and travel products:
http://www.statravel.com/

For a company that offers great student flight rates:
http://isecard.com/studentflights/airfares/group.html

For another company that offers great student flight rates:
http://www.studentuniverse.com

For more information on European rail passes:
http://www.isecard.com/studentflights/railpasses/index.html

Check this before you leave so you know what you can bring home:
http://www.customs.gov/

Traveler Health

For good, country-specific reports, plus information on traveler diseases and treatments:
http://www.tripprep.com

Also worth consulting: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
http://www.cdc.gov/travel/travel.html

Weather

Work Abroad

To find opportunities:
http://www.bunac.org