ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS WORLD SERVICES
PO Box 459
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163
Provides a directory of international AA meetings for members only.
AMERICAN COLLEGE HEALTH ASSOCIATION
PO Box 28937
Baltimore, MD 21240-8937
ASSOCIATION FOR SAFE INTERNATIONAL ROAD TRAVEL
A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting safe road travel worldwide. Downloadable safety brochures about ed-abroad road travel issues.
AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE
CANADA DEPARTMENT OF CONSULAR AFFAIRS
Travel advice provided by the Canadian government to its citizens, but helpful to everyone.
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
1600 Clifton Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30333
404.639·3311 (general information)
404.639.2888 (emergency information)
Comprehensive site offering advice and constantly updated information on health and safety issues for destinations around the world.
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Basic safety information, useful both at home and overseas.
HEALTH INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
(THE "YELLOW BOOK")
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
HIV REGIONAL CONCERNS
Bureau of Consular Affairs
2201 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20520
or send a SASE to Public Affairs, Bureau of Consular Affairs.
lAMAT: INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO TRAVELERS
736 Center St.
Lewiston, NY 14092
An international nonprofit organization with excellent information on health risks, geographic distribution of diseases, malaria prevention, and other region-specific knowledge and on English-speaking medical care givers around the world. There is no fee to join, but donations are welcome.
THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT IDENTITY CARD
Available in the United States, carries minimal but useful insurance coverage, and can help you get discounts on transportation and housing and gain access to emergency and other helpful travel information. Some colleges and universities have STA branch offices on their campuses.
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL HEALTH GUIDE
A wide-ranging Web site with information on travel health topics useful links to other sites, publications, and products for sale, including the International Travel Health Guide, also downloadable chapter by chapter.
MOBILITY INTERNATIONAL USA (MIUSA)
National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange
PO Box 10767
Eugene, OR 97440
Provides information, technical assistance, and training to ensure the inclusion of people with health-related, learning, physical, psychiatric, and sensory disabilities in international exchange programs. Publications available, including a free journal, A World Awaits You, and books including Survival Strategies for Going Abroad: A Guide for People with Disabilities.
STUDY ABROAD SAFETY HANDBOOK
SAFETI (Safety Abroad First-Educational Travel Information)
Center for Global Education
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
SAFETI is an online clearinghouse that develops and disseminates resources to support study abroad program development and implementation, with excellent health and safety information for students.
SURVIVAL KIT FOR OVERSEAS LIVING (4TH EDITION)
L. Robert Kohls
Intercultural Press, 2001
TRAVEL HEALTH PLANNER AND TRAVEL HEALTH COMPANION
PO Box 13795
Milwaukee, WI 53213-0795
A pair of useful books for travelers: a quick reference planning book and a carry-along reference guide. Both can be previewed or purchased online.
U.S. CUSTOMS OFFICE, TRAVELER INFORMATION
Travel advice and information, including restrictions on leaving and reentering the country, and an online brochure, Know Before You Go.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Essential help from the U.S. government-from travel safety advisories to crisis assistance for U.S. citizens abroad. Includes contact information for all U.S. embassies and consulates, as well as foreign embassies and consulates in the U.S.
Frequently visited sections include:
- Services and Information for American Citizens Abroad, www.travel.state.gov. Overseas Citizens Services, 202.647.5225 or 888.407.4747 from within the U.S., or 202.501.4444 from overseas (take calls Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.).
Provides information on current epidemics and health conditions worldwide, travel advisories, U.S. passports, Citizens Consular Services, the Citizens Emergency Center, and visa information for visitors to the United States.
- Tips for Students, https://studentsabroad.state.gov
- Important Telephone Numbers, https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/contact-us.html
- Foreign Entry Requirements (for U.S. citizens traveling abroad as tourists), https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages.html
- A Safe Trip Abroad, http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go/checklist.html
- Background Notes, country-by-country information, http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/
- Publications, country reports, embassy information,
- U.S. Department of State STEP travel program, https://step.state.gov/step/
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