U.S. Department of State Resources
U.S. Department of State Homepage
Official homepage for the U.S. Department of State.
USA Study Abroad
Study Abroad information from the U.S. Department of State.
U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings
The Department of State warns Americans if they should avoid travel to certain countries.
Consular Information Sheets
International travel information about the country you are planning to visit.
Current information about applying for or renewing passports.
Smart Traveller Enrollment Program (STEP)
Every student who studies abroad with Lindenwood is required to register with the STEP before leaving the U.S.
Other Useful Resources
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Another U.S. site with travel health information and tips, including vaccines, medications, and trip preparation.
Transportation Security Administration
Everything you need to know to fly into and out of the United States.
Official homepage for the United Nations.
World Health Organization International Travel and Health Site
Information about health risks for travelers, travel requirements, and recommendations.
Resources for Women
Information for women traveling alone.
Country Calling Codes
Tool to assist with international calling codes.
International Phone Service
Tool to assist with international calling.
Lindenwood University strongly suggests that students purchase insurance before they travel abroad, and in some cases our study abroad partners require it.
There are a number of things that a good insurance plan will cover. Look for a plan that provides health insurance to cover medical expenses while you are abroad, emergency medical evacuation, evacuation in the event of natural or political disaster, accidental death/dismemberment, repatriation of the body, and possibly course cancellation or interruption.
Lindenwood University does not promote any one company or plan, but here are several websites to check:
Many of the sites/companies have very useful study abroad information as well (e.g., lists of doctors by location, drug information and translation services etc.).
In addition, students may want to see if they get complimentary travel coverage through their credit cards or banks. (Such plans may cover the basics, especially if a student does not wish to purchase separate insurance.)