US Department of State Resources

The U.S. State Department website provides information about everything from preparing to go abroad, with current travel warnings and exchange rates, to what you do if an emergency arises. Check out the state department travel page for links to information about passports, visas, country-specific information, and more. 

Know Before You Go

International Travel Homepage: Tips, requirements, and general travel information

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP): Register at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country you plan on visiting

Passport Information: Current information about applying for or renewing your passport

Travel Tips: Tips and information to help avoid difficulties while traveling abroad

Students Abroad: Specialized information from the Department of State for students studying abroad

Safety, Advisories, Emergencies

U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories: Resource for researching travel risks to specific countries

American Citizen Services and Crisis Management: Provides emergency services to Americans traveling or living abroad

Road Safety: Information and tips about road safety overseas

OSAC Travel Safety Reference Guide: Travel safety reference guide with lists of best practices for planning safe travel abroad

Overseas Security Advisory Council: Global security news and reports