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Links & Resources
- Federal Aviation Administration Look up flight information, aircraft bios and safety statistics. Learn more.
- Seat Guru The ultimate source for airplane seating, in-flight amenities and airline information. Learn more.
- Seat Expert Review the airline seat map for your next flight. Learn more.
- Calculate Air Miles How many miles will you earn on your next flight? Learn more.
- Oanada.com Look up currency exchange rates Oanada.com's currency converter. Learn more.
- XE.com Currency exchange rates can be figured using XE.com's currency converter. Learn more.
General Travel Information
- CIA World Handbook Find maps, country profiles, history and more using this vast resource. Learn more.
- Local Times & Dates Traveling to another country? Use this site to learn fun and interesting facts about your destination. How many people live there? How is the country governed? What is the main source of economy? Learn more.
- International Telephone Codes Trying to call Australia, Botswana or Thailand? Use this resource to ensure you include all the necessary telephone codes. Learn more.
- International Voltage/Plug Adaptors So you've invested in a set of international plug adaptors, but do you need to bring them all on your trip or can you just bring the adaptors for the one country you're visiting? Learn more.
- Foreign Language Travel Phrases Practice a bit of the local dialect by checking this site for the most common words and phrases travelers need to get by in a new destination. Learn more.
- International Etiquette Should you shake hands, kiss on both cheeks or bow your head? Learn the local customs and etiquette for your upcoming trip. Learn more.
- Packing & Luggage Advice Learn the art and science of packing light from this fun and detailed site. Learn more.
- Visa & Passport Service Trying to find out if a visa is required for your trip or where to apply for one? G3visas, owned and operated by UW alum Christopher Davis, has five locations nationwide and is a leader in providing visas, passport and document authentications for business and pleasure travel. Learn more.
- UW Rome Center - Apartment for Rent Did you know that as a UW affiliated, you have access to a fabulous penthouse apartment in Rome, located in the heart of the historic center? Learn more.
- Travel Insurance Since 1991, the UW Alumni Association has offered travel insurance for UW alumni and friends through USI Travel Insurance Services. Group rates are available along with trip cancellation and international medical coverage. Learn more.
Medical & Immunizations
- UW Travel Medicine ServiceTravel medicine providers are trained to aid patients in the prevention and management of health problems related to international travel. Services include a comprehensive travel destination-specific risk assessment, appropriate preventive medicine interventions, including vaccinations, and patient education in risk and risk reduction. Learn more.
- Tips for Staying Healthy The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosts Traveler's Health, which lists information on specific destinations, including what you should know before you go, information on outbreaks and vaccinations and tips for staying healthy overseas. Learn more.
Official Travel Information
- U.S. Department of State The U.S. Department of State provides information to citizens traveling abroad, including travel warnings, passports, visas and background and additional information on the countries you may be visiting. Learn more.
- Passports Apply for your first passport or renew an expired one. Learn more.
- Transportation Security Administration Find the most up-to-date information about what is and is not allowed in your carry-on luggage. Learn more.