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Travel Resources

U.S. Department of State Students Abroad


Air Travel

Rail Travel

Bus Travel

Ferry/Boat Travel

Sustainable Travel

Foreign Consulates & Embassies in U.S.

Passports & Visas


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

Calling & Communications




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 Verification Form.pdf.  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

Student Blogs, Photo/Video Contests, Travel Writing and Articles

Identity and Diversity Abroad