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Pre-departure Resources

April 2017 Pre-departure Presentation on Health and Safety







Off-Campus Study Pre-departure Checklist 2017

U.S. Department of State Students Abroad

Center for Disease Control and Prevention for Travelers


Creating a budget

Cost of living comparison calculator Expatistan.
 
Costs for top 10 study abroad locations compiled in 2015.
 
Tips for student budgets abroad from Go Overseas and Studyabroad.com.

Program provider IFSA Butler has a budget calculator.

Travel and Translation Apps

Best Overall and free
Google Translate (Android & iOS)
 
Spoken Language
iTranslate Voice 2 or Speak & Translate
 
No data required
Jibbigo Translator (offline language packs from $4.99)
 
Signs & Menus
S Translator for free on Samsung’s Galazy 4 or Word Lens $4.99 per language
 
Best for Asia (Chinese, Japanese & Korean)
Waygo
 
Conduct text message conversation on SMS Translator (free on Android)
 
Currency Converter
XE Currency
 
Budget Tracking
Moneywise
 
Wi-Fi Finder
JiWire Wi-Fi Finder
 
Travel Guides
Triposo
 
Travel in Europe
GoEuro (free) fast and cheap travel routes

Other Resources

Mental Health and Self-Care
Meaningful Travel Tips and Tales from GoAbroad.com

Visas

Check out the travisa site to find out if you need a visa.

Culture & Etiquette Guides

Travel Etiquette website
Center for Intercultural Learning from Global Affairs Canada provides Country Insights