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Check out our recommendations for web-based and app resources for your travels abroad. This information can also be accessed and downloaded on Google Drive.
Guides to the culture, customs, people, language and social / business etiquette of countries around the world
Canadian and local perspectives on cultures and peoples around the worlds.
5. Africa Guide
Uses information compiled from the CDC, World Health Organization, International Society for Infectious Disease' and peer reviewed articles in medical and scientific journals to make travel health recommendations based on country
2. Passport Health (information only – services not endorsed)
Extensive country-specific information on the travel health risks existing around the world as well as tips on avoiding travelers' diarrhea and other common issues encountered while abroad
Online web-based quiz session focused on travel health aimed at students preparing to travel internationally
Resource guide for travelers with diabetes
Website built by the UM School of Social Work to help students manage stress and enhance their experience abroad
Mobility International USA guide to preparing for any mental health challenges you may face abroad.
A collaborative LGBT knowledge base with information, data, maps, timelines, etc of LGBT laws by country, state, province and region.
A charitable, gay-owned site about gay travel culture, and les-bi-gay-trans LGBT life in over 190 countries, based on first-hand staff visits.
Created by the NAFSA Rainbow SIG group, this list includes links that discusses trans students, LGBTQ+ travel blogs, mental health, region specific resources, and scholarships.
Food & Diet
Provides travel translation cards for people with food allergies, gluten free celiac disease, diabetes, latex allergy, lactose intolerance, asthma.
Devoted to providing up-to-date information about kosher food including mislabeled products and useful information for the kosher consumer.
3. Happy Cow
Dining guide to healthy vegetarian restaurants, vegan restaurants, natural health food stores in the US and abroad
Website dedicated to finding halal food around the world. Also provides other information on Muslim friendly destinations, accommodations, and more.
Provides tips and resources for traveling the world as vegan.
COVID-19 Country & Map Resources
4. Re-Open EU
Fast, simple, secure messaging and calling for free*, available on phones all over the world. LSA Emergency Responders use this as a form of communication.
Official State Department app for U.S. travelers, invites you to see the world with easy access to frequently updated official country information, travel alerts, travel warnings, maps, U.S. embassy locations, and more.
Avoid tourist scams, quickly find hospitals, and stay up to date with real-time travel alerts. “Sitata is the most comprehensive travel safety platform on the planet.”
Get around your city without data with offline maps, find public transit schedules, and star your favorite places
Translations for over 100 languages via typing, talking and snapping pictures of signs in foreign languages - text translations available offline.
Find vegan and vegetarian restaurants anywhere in the world.
Find the safety rating of any city anywhere in the world
Translate text or websites, start voice conversations or lookup words, meanings.
Build a trip to get destination-specific vaccine recommendations, a checklist of what you need to do to prepare for travel, and a customizable healthy travel packing list
Organize what you need to pack based on length of travel, weather at your destination and any activities planned during your trip.
With the GeoBlue® mobile app, world travelers have convenient access to the best local doctors, hospitals, and resources anywhere in the world
Scans social networks for indicators of illness, allowing you to check for the chance of sickness as easily as you can check for the chance of rain.
Dial local emergency police, fire, and ambulance phone numbers anywhere in the world with a single touch.
Explore self-guided walking tours in cities around the world, without data.
A soothing guided meditation and mindfulness app.
Find, book, and pay for a taxi with this app anywhere
Translate your allergy & religious dietary restrictions to communicate your needs: 30 languages, no wifi needed.
Need help getting home? Need an interruption? Two taps lets your circle know where you are and how they can help.
Find WiFi hotspots on a map that can be downloaded to save data.
Track flights online, see a live map, check delays and cancellations.