U.S. Department of State: USA Study Abroad


CIA World Factbook


Country Reports


Airfare Booking

The Office of Study Abroad has partnered with STA Travel to assist in booking student airfare for study abroad. To learn more information about STA Travel’s services, please visit the link below.


Guidebooks & Maps

Atlapedia:  Maps & Country Information
Distant Lands:  Pasadena Bookstore & Outfitter
Insight Guides:  Travel guides
Moon:  Guidebooks & Maps
Let's Go!:  Guidebooks & budget travel resources
Lonely Planet:  Guidebooks, Country Information, Maps & Budget Travel Resources
National Geographic:  Maps, Country Information
Rick Steves:  "Through the Backdoor" Guidebooks & Travel Resources
Timeout:  City Guides -- Local Entertainment Calendars & Information

Rail & Bus Travel

Japan Rail Pass: www.japanrailpass.net
McCafferty's/Greyhound Australia: www.greyhound.com.au
Great Southern Railways Australia: www.gsr.com.au
CountryLink Australia: www.countrylink.nsw.gov.au
Eurolines: www.eurolines.com
Busabout: www.busabout.com
Eurail: www.eurail.com
Rail Europe: www.raileurope.com
National Express Great Britain: www.nationalexpress.com
Scottish Citylink: www.citylink.co.uk
Megabus Great Britain: www.megabus.com
Traveline Great Britain: www.traveline.org.uk
Chunnel Tunnel: www.eurostar.com
National Rail Great Britain: www.nationalrail.co.uk
German Rail: www.bahn.de
Renfe Spain: www.renfe.es
Chile rail (Empresa de Ferrocarriles del Estado): www.efe.cl


Hostelling International: www.hihostels.com

Tourist Information

Most countries have official tourist offices that are government agencies designed to promote tourism in their country. These are often great sources for information and will send you free maps, guides and travel brochures upon request. You can contact theses official tourist offices through the following links.

Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory