University of Calgary

Useful Resources

General Travel

Bank of Canada Currency Convertor

Canada Direct (Canadian Operator)

CIA World Factbook   
Contains information about people, geography, economy, defence, transportation and more from almost every country on earth according to the USA.

Council on International Educational Exchange

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade   
(DFAIT) Canada offers information and assistance for Canadians travelling abroad including online traveller registration (mandatory for all U of C students going abroad), detailed Country Travel Reports  and Country Profiles.  


Global Electric & Phone Directory

One of the Web's most comprehensive listings of worldwide electrical and telephone information. Find out if your cell phone will work overseas or what kind of plug adaptor you'll need.

Study in Australia
Provides official, comprehensive and unbiased information on studying in Australia.

Hobo Traveller   
A collection of links that include culture, food, health and hints and tips for the budget traveller.

International Air Travel Association

List of Embassies Worldwide

Lonely Planet 
Travel guides and travel information.

Mobility International USA 
A non-profit organization that provides information on education and travel abroad for people with disabilities. Site includes extensive links to related organizations worldwide and to providers of travel services for people with disabilities.

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Nations Online  
Guide to all the world's countries by topics.

Recreational Travel Library

Steve Kropla's Help for World Travelers 
A comprehensive site with worldwide electrical and telephone information. Find out if your cell phone will work overseas or what kind of plug adaptor you will need.

The Big Guide to Living and Working Overseas
A paper copy is available in the CISSA Resource Library.

The Man in Seat Sixty-One
How to travel overland comfortably and affordably where you might think that air was now the only option; useful information on travelling by bus, train and ferry.

Transitions Abroad Magazine   
A useful, comprehensive, free resource for work, study, cultural travel and living abroad.

Travel Document Systems

University of Michigan  
Articles and selected resources on everything from inexpensive student travel to health and safety issues

World Citizen's Guide  
Information on travelling for students by students

World City Subway Maps

World Travel Guides

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Travel Sites for Women

Adventure Guide   
Gives tips about the cultures of different countries, safe places to stay and women-friendly cafes and sites for women traveling solo.

A travel guide and general travel resource for women.

A travel resource for women.

Women Travel Tips

Travel Sites for Gay/Lesbian Students

Amnesty International

Counsel for international students and study abroad students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered; to support gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered professionals in international education; and to combat homophobia, heterosexism, and transphobia in international education. 

Travel Site for Students with Diabilities or Special Needs

Access-Able Travel Source  
Information and resources for travellers with special needs.
Access Abroad
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