Web Resources* for Study Abroad Students

General Information

Air Travel

Alcohol and Drugs

  • Alcohol and Student Exchange - A Discussion with SAFETI Project Director and SAFETI Newsletter Editor Gary Rhodes and Joel Epstein, Director of Special Projects, Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention.




  • Country & City Dialing Codes - This site provides dialing access numbers (country codes) for international calls to or from any country in the world.
  • Global Phone Cards - Tips on how to keep in touch internationally with phone cards.
  • TimeAndDate.com - Provides all time zones and running, up-to-date clocks for all capital cities.
  • United States Post Office - Information on services provided by the U.S. Postal Service and tips on mail security.
  • PiccellWireless - provides discounted cell phone rental packages for students attending AIU London.


Culture: Etiquette

  • Politeness and Etiquette around the world - From the Canadian government's Agri-Food trade service, the International Business Etiquette Internet Sourcebook provides information about etiquette around the world and is useful not only for businesspeople but also for anyone traveling to different countries.


  • Currency Converter - Tells what the current exchange rates are for nearly every nation's currency.



Insurance Carriers

Information on international health, medical and student insurance plans tailored to fit the needs of the international student who is traveling abroad.
  • On Call International - provides customized medical, travel, concierge, and insurance products to the travel, financial services, insurance, and direct marketing industries.
  • CMI Insurance has over 25 years of experience providing a variety of specialized travel insurance products including study abroad insurance for students who are exploring educational opportunities outside the USA.
  • ABCO100 - A division of Group U.S., Inc. specializing in student, international and travel insurance.
  • Insurance Consultants International provides "affordable" medical coverage to all types of study abroad teachers and students, expatriates, international travelers, overseas retirees, immigrants, U.S. and non-U.S. citizens, corporations, missionaries, and humanitarian organizations.
  • International Plans a unit of Marsh Affinity Group Services, offers a full range of insurance services to individuals and to sponsoring organizations. STA Travel is the world's largest student travel organization helping students travel in over 90 countries. They are dedicated to providing young people with products and services that make travel fun, affordable and safe.
  • International Student Organization (ISO) is a membership organization for international students who are currently studying in the USA, and for American students studying abroad. Founded in 1958, ISO was established as a solution to the particular needs of international students. They concentrate their efforts on students who are looking for comprehensive medical insurance with minimum out-of-pocket expenses.

Money and Banking


Passports/Immigration Planning

Immigration Planning - UK Entry
  • BritainUSA - aims to answer the questions most frequently asked in the United States about Britain and provide up-to-date government comment on current events.
  • UK Visas runs the UK's visa service through British diplomatic posts overseas. This site provides information on whether a visa is needed to enter the UK, and, if so, how to apply for one.
  • British Council - promotes a wider knowledge of the United Kingdom abroad and attempts to develop closer cultural relations between the United Kingdom and other countries.
  • BUNAC-British Universities North America Club - provides participants with a Blue Card that acts as an entry visa and allows students and recent graduates to work for up to 6 months. All AIU interns must secure a Blue Card prior to arriving in London.

Immigration Planning - France

Immigration Planning - Italy

Immigration Planning - United Arab Emirates
  • The United Emirates Guide website can clear up some of the misconceptions about the UAE and be a useful resource for people planning to migrate to the country.


Time Zones

  • TimeAndDate.com - Provides all time zones and running, up-to-date clocks for all capital cities.

Travel Warnings

US Embassies

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