U.S. Department of State Resources
The U.S. Department of State (USDOS) 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 USDOS Traveler 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
Current information about applying for or renewing your passport
Tips and information to help avoid difficulties while traveling abroad
Specialized information from the Department of State for students studying abroad
Locate U.S. embassies and consulates by region.
View country specific information such as travel advisories, news updates, political agreements, and economic agreements.
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
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