Resources for Students
Students are always asking what they should bring with them when they leave to study abroad. Obviously, students cannot bring everything with them so they need to plan ahead. Here are a couple of websites to give students ideas of what they should bring.
Study Abroad Money Tips
Why do students need study abroad health insurance?
UND’s study abroad health insurance specifically covers international health issues; most students’ domestic health insurance does not cover them for health related issues outside of the U.S. UND requires all students traveling and studying abroad on a UND related program to have health insurance that can provide the following coverage and services. View the schedule of benefits.
This policy costs $50 per month, students are required to pay the total cost of the insurance as the confirmation fee for studying abroad (if insurance is included with the programs cost, students will pay $100 as a confirmation fee) The Office of International programs insures that students are covered for the duration of the study abroad program. If a student decides to stay longer than the duration of the program they can purchase additional insurance for $50 per month. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase additional coverage by going to the CISI website.
If a student already has insurance that covers these items, it is the students responsibility to provide his/her Education Abroad Advisor with proof of coverage (including a schedule of benefits that meets or exceeds the coverage provided by UND and dates of service that must cover the student for the entire duration of their program). This documentation must be submitted by pre-departure orientation.
It is recommended that students maintain their domestic health insurance for the duration of the study abroad experience.
Government Safety Tips
- UND Career Services - Need helping putting that amazing experience abroad down on your resume or communicating it to potential employers or graduate schools, check out Career Services.
- Suffering from reverse culture shock? Check out these valuable resources:
Resources about Destination
Cell Phones - This article has good information regarding what you should do about a cell phone in other countries.
Price of Travel - A great resource to figure out the cost of living in a number of different countries.
Accuweather - A great resource to look up average temperature year-round by using the month feature.
Trip Advisor - Look here to see what is worth doing in locations around the world.
I Hate Taxis - Helps you figure out the best form of budget transportation from your arrival airport.
Rome 2 Rio - Helps you figure out the total cost of your trip (flight, bus, train).
www.statravel.com (ISIC card required to travel)
www.laudaair.com (eastern Europe only)