group of U of M Students in front of a windmill in Spain

Travel Resources

    Travel Resources at the Learning Abroad Center

    Travel Library

    The Learning Abroad Resource Center has a travel library of Lonely Planet Guidebooks and various books on working, teaching, living, and traveling abroad. Items must remain in resource library.

    Online Travel Resources

    Learn About Your Destination

    • CountryReports.org Information by country about geography, economy, history, culture, and customs
    • CIA The World Factbook Detailed information and statistics about every country in the world
    • Students Abroad: A website developed by the U.S. State Department for students traveling and studying abroad

    Travel Forums

    • tripadvisor.com: Get reviews and recommendations on lodging and things to see from others who have been there
    • travelmag.com: Get ideas of places to visit and things to do from entertaining travelogues

    Passport/Visa Photos 

    Hostels

    Hostels are very inexpensive places to stay and can be found in almost every city. Hostels are different than hotels in that travelers sleep four to six in a dorm-style room. This offers a great opportunity to meet other people and even become travel partners, especially for solo travelers. Hostelling in Europe is a popular option for those backpacking around the continent or making weekend getaways while studying abroad. Worldwide hostel search engines and apps include:

    Student Identity

    Information and resources about studying abroad for: