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Foreign Consulates & Embassies in U.S.

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  • Youth Vote Overseas: Online access to voter registration needs for overseas American citizens who wish to participate in federal elections.

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For Western students, faculty and staff traveling abroad and engaged in educational activities, a number of health plans are available. For student programs, see: Student Travel Abroad Health Insurance Information.  Western requires evidence of health insurance (photocopy of insurance confirmation letter or I.D. card) and a completed Health Insurance Questionnaire in the online Education Abroad application.  The University policy Traveling Outside the U.S. (POL U5950.17) applies to travel abroad for students, faculty and staff.

Country Specific Information

Food & Dining

Pre-Departure Information

  • Away We Go - A Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Pre-Departure Handbook.pdf
  • Peaks and Lows: How to Overcome Culture Shock
  • EdAbroad MANDATORY Pre-Departure Orientations for summer, fall, academic year 2017-18 participants:
    • All Study Abroad, Exchange, Internship, Independent Study participants:
      • Friday: 4/14, 2-4pm in Academic Instructional Center West 204. Orientation 1.pptx.
      • Friday: 4/28, 2-4pm in Academic Instructional Center West 204
      • Friday: 5/12; 2-4pm in Academic Instructional Center West 204
    • Global Learning Program (Faculty-led) participants:
      • Friday: 5/5, 2-4pm in Academic Instructional Center West 210
      • Fridays: 5/19, 5/26; 2-4pm in Academic Instructional Center West 204

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Identity and Diversity Abroad