Travel Information

体育365You have come a long way already and filled out a lot of paperwork, but there are a few more things to take care of: passport/student visa, flights, money, housing, etc. The following information can help you with your To Do list.

Passport and Visa

体育365In order to travel abroad you will need a passport. In order to study in your specific location, you may need a student visa issued by that specific country. Do not delay; it can take a long time to get these documents in order!

Below are passport and visa sites with information on how to acquire these official documents.

Health and Safety

International travelers are exposed to many new experiences but also to certain risks. Safety is a global, national, regional, and local phenomenon. While no study abroad program can offer an absolute guarantee that students will be safe, many steps can be taken to reduce the risk of becoming injured or a victim of crime abroad. Above all, health and safety are the shared responsibility of the student traveler, their family, the program provider or host, UNH, and in-country police and service providers. All UNH students traveling abroad on University-related activities, such as UNH Managed, Exchange and Approved study abroad programs, are covered by  the UNH International Travel Assistance and Insurance Program. Study abroad students on UNH Managed, Exchange and Approved Programs participate in pre-departure orientation meetings and receive detailed health and safety information before they go abroad.

UNH Health and Safety Resources

  • is the travel assistance provider for the UNH international travel insurance program. In addition to emergency services, they provide extensive health, safety, travel and cultural information on the web, with their mobile app, and via telephone consultants.
  • Medications: Call International SOS (215-942-8478) to find out the host country regulations & availability of your medications. Check to make sure your medication is legal in the countries you are traveling to and make sure you know how to maintain your supply for the full length of your trip.
  • Learn about health conditions and recommended immunizations at least 4-6 weeks before you plan to go abroad. Visit the UNH Travel Clinic for counseling and reduced rates on many immunizations.
  • If you are a parent, read our Parent’s Guidebook for information on everything from money matters to health and safety while abroad.
  • Read the student Study Abroad Handbook
  • Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP)
  • UNH Policy on International Travel Risk Review
  • UNH Information Technology Security & Preparedness

U.S. Department of State Resources

  • published by the provides comprehensive and easy checklists and information about a variety of travelers issues.
  • Visit for security advisories and other travel guidance

Other Resources

  • has extensive world health and travelers health information.
  • FBI brochure
  •   is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system and provides country-specific health information and resources for international travel and health.

Flights

体育365One major concern for study abroad students is the availability of reasonably priced flights overseas. While we do not endorse any particular airline or booking agent over others, this list of travel sites provides a good starting point to begin your search for flights.

体育365Once you have booked your flight(s), make sure to upload your itinerary in the UNH International Travel Registry.

Travel guides

体育365A good travel guide will get you a long way towards understanding the country you are going to be studying in prior to departure. Check out the following:

Money, Hostel, and other information

Many of your additional questions about logistics can be answered via the internet.