U.S. Department of State

USA Study Abroad


​CIA World Factbook

Country Reports

Country Reports

Airfare Booking

The Office of Study Abroad has partnered with STA Travel to assist in booking student airfare for study abroad. Learn more information about STA Travel’s services.

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
McCafferty's/Greyhound Australia
Great Southern Railways Australia
CountryLink Australia
Rail Europe
National Express Great Britain
Scottish Citylink
Megabus Great Britain
Traveline Great Britain
Chunnel Tunnel
National Rail Great Britain
German Rail
Renfe Spain
Chile rail (Empresa de Ferrocarriles del Estado)


Hostelling International

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