Preparing for an international experience

Once students decide to pursue an international internship, research or volunteer experience, or job, they often spend countless hours excitedly exploring potential opportunities. Be sure you also make time to prepare for an international experience! Research potential destinations, visas, health and safety advice, and other important topics.

Designed for students

The State Department site offers advice on health, safety, travel documents, insurance, smart travel, and more.

State Department Travel Advice

Additional Health and Safety Advice

Required documents

  Adjusting to changes in environment and culture

  • Understand stages and symptoms of culture shock and ways to negotiate it.
  • Understand how reverse culture shock could be part of your re-entry experience.