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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

Provided by the U.S. Dept. of State

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

A network of helpful resources!

A resource for mission/service trips.

Banking & Communication

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

Do you know how much in foreign currency your U.S. dollar is worth?

Computer-to-computer calling (between Skype users) is free, and calls to cell phones or land lines in the United States are only 2¢/minute.

Low-cost prepaid long distance & international calling cards with the best international calling rates.

  • Cell Hire
  • Cellhire provides low-cost pay as you go rental cellphones to students.

Information on how to protect your identity and credit card information while studying abroad.


Cheap airfare, rail passes, hostels, and other student discounts and packages for international attractions!

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

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.

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.

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

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

Everything you need to know about packing!


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.

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.

For those traveling to Italy, Trenitalia is your source for train schedules and tickets.

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


Ashland University Study Abroad Office