Travel and Logistics
First and foremost, work with your program provider and International Education in order to figure out your flights and accommodation. Chances are, your program will have something planned but it is always important to do your own research.
Listed below are some important topics that you will have to consider before leaving the United States. Take these things into consideration and plan accordingly:
Flights (both arrival and departure dates and times)
Rides and pick up from the airport
Transportation around your country or city after arrival
Contact information for your program or host family
Hotel reservations upon arrival
Currency for the country in which you are staying
Location of United States Embassy in case of emergency
It is also very important to register your time abroad with the Department of State, who can then contact you in case of any unforeseen emergencies in your host country. EC will register all students traveling on short-term experiences through the college.
Seasoned travelers often refer to a variety of national resources for travel information while traveling. To check out travel advice from 10 different national governments, as well as from the World Health Organization, visit Nations Online.
STA offers an Airfare Deposit Program. It is a program that allows study away students who are on financial aid to reserve flight cost for only $300 up to seven days before departure. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.866.206.6185
Weekend Student Adventures
Weekend Study Adventures is a great resource for both planning to leave for your study abroad trip and also for traveling to different places during you study abroad trip. It includes tips on packing, booking flights and hostels, phones and communication abroad, and much more!