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Overseas and Off-Campus Programs

Travel Resources & Pre-Departure Handbooks

Pre-Departure Handbooks

Travel Resources, Flight Information, & Scholarships

This handbook will provide information on passports, visas, how to book your flight abroad, and more. Please read through the travel resource handbook carefully before finalizing any travel arrangements. 

Identity, Culture, Transitions, & Goal Setting

We encourage you to use the resources in this handbook (writing prompts, identity exercises, blogs, travel tips, etc.) to help prepare yourself for your overseas program.

Travel Resources

Sexual Assault Support & Help for Americans Abroad (SASHAA)

While the responsibility of ending sexual gender-based violence is on the perpetrators, this guide will offer general safety tips, country-specific information, and resources to help prevent and prepare travelers for the possibility of sexual assault abroad.

Resources for LGBTQIA+ Students Abroad

Below is a list of websites with resources for LGBTQIA+ students seeking to study abroad. If you have any questions about the resources below, or would like to speak with our office about traveling abroad as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, please contact Nicole Schneider (, Associate Director of Overseas & Off-Campus Programs. 

General Resources for International Travelers
The Responsible Traveler

This article highlights seven general tips for a successful travel experience. 

Avoiding Jet Lag & Ten Guidelines for International Travel

This document offers strategies for avoiding jet lag during your travels and outlines general guidelines for international travel. 

Minimizing Risks During Overseas Travel

Please read through this document and consider how you can minimize your exposure to risk during your overseas program. 

Recommendations for First Aid Kit & Water Purification

This document offers suggestions about what to pack in a first aid kit when traveling abroad and outlines water purification methods. 

The Prevention & Treatment of Travelers Diarrhea

This document provides information about travelers diarrhea, outlines steps you can take to prevent this illness, and describes what you should do if you get travelers diarrhea while you are abroad. 

HIV Infection & International Travel

This document discusses ways to minimize the risk of HIV infection during your time abroad. 

Rabies & Travel

This document provides information about rabies prevention tips and treatment. 

Insect Precautions

This document highlights measures you should take to protect yourself from insects while you are overseas. 

Preventing Malaria in Travelers

Please read through the travel resource if your program takes place in a location where malaria is a concern. Check the CDC website linked on your program page for more information.

If you have questions about any of the material provided in the handbooks, please reach out to us at  

If you have any resources that you think should be added to the handbook, please let us know! These are living, working documents that we hope to add to and expand with the help of the LC community - and beyond!