International Information Center
*Learn more about the people, geography, culture, or places at countryreports.org
*Find briefings on history, culture, living for most countries in the world at culturegrams.com
Language Learning Aides:
*Look up a word at wordreference.com
*Translate a phrase (loosely) at translate.google.com
Click here to apply for a U.S. Passport, here if you need your Passport expedited, or here if you need a Canadian Passport
Please consult the Center for Disease Control and your personal physician, as some medications may need to be taken before/after the trip.
Check out accuweather.com for the local weather.
Use the currency converter at oanda.com to see how far the dollar goes in your destination.
Find contact information for every Embassy in the world by clicking here.
In case of an emergency while traveling abroad, click here (U.S. citizens).
Visit this page to view the warnings posted by the U.S. State Department with regard to traveling in questionable countries.
Power and Electricity:
This world voltage directory allows you to search for the voltage of different countries along with information on the electrical standards.
Download Check Lists for travel.