Additional Resources

Are you looking for more information? Check out our additional resources for study abroad students and their families. Please note all links are to external pages outside of Towson University.

  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention
    Find the most up to date information on health and safety recommendations for travelers including but not limited to recommended vaccinations and frequently updated information on destinations.
  • Diversity Abroad
    Have you ever considered yourself to be a minority or feel that you have concerns that specific to your unique identity? This resource extends to students of colorheritage seekers, women and the LGBTQ+ community abroad, students with physical or mental disabilities, keeping connected to your religion in a new environment, the economically disadvantaged, and students who may not identify with the "traditional" age of U.S. college students. 
  • Project for Learning Abroad, Training, and Outreach (PLATO)
    PLATO support students who study abroad. Their page specifically for underrepresented students offers some excellent resources and scholarship information.
  • GoAbroad Article Archives
    GoAbroad has tons of articles on all things study abroad. From diversity issues to health & safety, money tips to travel apps, if it's related to study abroad, there is a good chance you will find at least one article related it here.  
  • Fund My Travel
    If you’re looking for alternative ways to raise funds for your study abroad experience, start with Fund My Travel. Build a campaign and share it through your social media in order to raise awareness and funds for your experience.
  • Going Global
    This site requires your Towson log-in credentials. Find 600,000 worldwide job/internship postings, 35 country career guides, searchable H1B Plus database and more. Login to Handshake and click on the Going Global link in the left-hand column.
  • International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
    A great resource for LGBTQ travelers that are interested in researching the resources and legislation at their destination.
  • Mobility International
    MIUSA is a “cross-disability organization serving people with a broad range of disabilities,” and a great resource for students seeking information and accommodations at their destination abroad.
  • Oanda Currency Converter
    When researching your destination it’s important to think about currency and the cost of your time abroad. You can review current and past exchange rates for any currency.
  • Newspapers USA and Worldwide
    Your resource for reading more about your destination and other countries you are interested in visiting during your time abroad. Includes links to various national and international news sites.
  • U.S. Department of State
    Here you can find information on applying for or renewing your U.S. passport, the Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), as well as country-specific visa information, travel advisories and more. They even have a section specifically for U.S. students abroad.
  • STA Travel
    STA travel is the world's largest student and youth travel company. Check them out for discounted student airfare and more.
  • Student Universe
    You can use Student Universe to search for flights worldwide and benefit from discounts as a university student.