Study Abroad Travel Resources

U.S. Department of State

USA Study Abroad


​CIA World Factbook

Country Reports

Country Reports

Airfare Booking

Please wait until you have received acceptance from Pomona College and your program provider/host university to book your travel. All Pomona College students will be required to book their travel through our travel agent and will receive a clearance email from the OSA when they have met the requirements to do so.

Time & Money Resources

Currency Converter
Oanda Currency Converter
Sending Money from the U.S. - Western Union
World Time & Date
World Time

Guidebooks & Maps

Atlapedia:  Maps & Country Information
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