Academic Assistance while abroad
As an UMSL student, you may contact the UMSL Writing Academic Center for assistance with your papers.You can visit them online in our Second Life Writing Center or you can submit your paper to receive feedback via email.

If you haven't already done so, you need to apply for a passport. For your convenience, you can NOW APPLY ON-CAMPUS! (Passport office at UMSL)

Health & Safety Information
U.S. State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs Informaton on passports, visas, embassies, travel warnings and many other important issues for Americans abroad
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Travel Information Health information for travelers. Has a travel health clinic locator service.
Students Abroad A one-stop reference for international travel

Travel Preparation
Many of the Rough Guide series of travel books are available electronically throught the UMSL Library
Universal Currency Converter (XE)
Oanda Currency Converter
Atlapadia Online Contains full-color, physical and political maps and key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
MapQuest Provides street maps of many cities around the world.
Journey Woman Online travel resource for women
Cafe Abroad Online community for study abroad students
Trotter Bud Online community for study abroad students
How to Call Abroad Instructions on how to dial internationally from the US or any other country.

Worldwide Travel
Before you purchase any airfare, pay special attention to the cancellation and change fees and to the airlines, dates, times, and airports that the fare is offering. Sometimes to get a cheaper ticket, online sites will combine airlines or make you change airports between connections. The lowest price may not always be the best deal! Student discounts on airfare. Many fares offer flexible return dates and low one-time change fees. Student discounts on airfare. Many fares offer flexible return dates and low one-time change fee.
Booking Buddy Easy way to compare fares from multiple websites Timetables, instant booking and online payment options for train trips

Travel within Europe
Budget Airlines

Rail Sites Timetables, fares, online booking and special offers for destinations between London and Paris Helps you choose the best European rail pass and point-to-point ticketing options for a particular trip

Non-UMSL Study Abroad Programs

The following are study abroad program databases. All non-UMSL programs must be pre-approved by International Studies and Programs. Please see here for more information about studying abroad on a non-UMSL program.

"...listings for thousands of study abroad programs in more than 100 countries throughout the world. You will also find hundreds of links to study abroad program homepages and a wealth of related information."

IIE Passport
Study abroad search engine for semester or summer non-umsl programs.

"...comprehensive online source for study abroad, language schools, internships, internatinal volunteer positons, teach abroad, jobs abroad, U.S. Universities, Eco-Travel, and a whole lot more!"