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Here you will find useful links to sites that contain content regarding: Travel, Culture Shock, Financing Study Abroad, and other student resources. 

Resources for Students

Culture Shock
University of Michigan's guide for resilient traveling. 

Identities Abroad
Baldwin Wallace's Guide for students of color, LGBTQ+ students, and students with disabilities abroad.

Students Abroad
Provided by the U.S. Dept. of State.

Students Abroad Handbook
Info ranges from health and safety to packing, housing, money issues, transportation, and conquering the language barrier.

Banking & Communication

An internet bank offering free checking accounts with an excellent interest rate and is accessible in countless countries.

The Traveler's Guide to Cybersecurity 
Information on how to protect your identity and credit card information while studying abroad.


Hostel World
Easily the cheapest and most adventurous accommodations around the world are found in hostels.

Rick Steves
Offering a huge variety of travel suggestions and tips for numerous destinations in Europe (via guidebooks, podcasts, radio, TV, and online discussion boards from fellow travelers and travel experts), this website also includes an online store for space-saving and useful travel gadgets.

Lonely Planet
A popular source for the young and budget travelers, Lonely Planet gives you the opportunity to buy and download chapters of their popular and informative guidebooks.

Google Earth
Many students, and parents, have enjoyed using this site to scope out their study abroad location.

European Travel
Provides travelers with communication tips, maps, city-specific information, and up-to-date news regarding traveling in Europe.


Compare airfare costs from many airlines.

Type in the dates of your free weekend, or just search by country for the lowest airfares possible. Easily the most flexible airline search engine, Skyscanner can help you discover more on a tight budget/timeline.

Get the inside scoop on your flight's airplane, plus tips on flying and travel.

Inexpensive airplane tickets to hundreds of destinations in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and Morocco.

Cheap flights to numerous cities in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Morocco, and Egypt.

Deutsche Bahn
German Rail website - provides user-friendly, accurate information on train schedules all across Europe. For trains in Germany, it also provides platform and ticket cost information, and allows you to purchase online tickets at special rates you cannot get at the train station.

Paris Shuttle
For those travelling to Paris, this is a shuttle service recommended by Ashland University study abroad alumni.

Ashland University Study Abroad Office