Travel Resources

SafeTravel@iu.edu

Email our dedicated travel safety help line with any questions about travel safety guidelines or resources, or for information specific to your destination:safetravel@iu.edu.

Resources at IU

Office of Overseas Study

IU’s Office of Overseas Study has compiled a range of helpful information for assisting students and other members of the IU community as they prepare and embark on international travel. Helpful resources include:

IU Travel Management Services

The Travel Management Services site provides policy and procedure details for IU sponsored travel, including instructions for using the online travel system and working with our contracted travel vendors, and a list of local and global discounts available to IU travelers.

Other Resources

FBI Travel Tips

US State Department

On the US State Department travel site you will find:

Currency Converter

Xe.com provides a free universal currency converter, the same tool used by IU Travel Management Services to verify exchange rates on traveler reimbursements.  It can be helpful to familiarize yourself with the basic exchange rate before visiting another country.

Maps and Weather

There are a number of online sites dedicated to global maps and weather forecasts, including Google Maps and MSN.com/weather.

Travel Insurance

You may wish to look into purchasing travel insurance. Individuals are often surprised to learn that coverage from their credit card company isn't exactly what they expect. Travel Insurance Review has a nice tutorial: Travel Insurance 101.