The Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education provides a wealth of resources to assist students in their international endeavors. The resources here aim to provide students with the information and guidance to assist with their international activities.
Health & Safety Resources
U.S. State Department issues travel information about individual countries and will send notices of any safety concerns that may arise abroad. This site also provides passport application instructions and international travel information including Country Specific Information sheets with visa information.
- U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheets: include such information as location of the U.S. Embassy or Consulate, unusual immigration practices, health conditions, minor political disturbances, unusual currency and entry regulations, crime and security information, and drug penalties for every country in the world.
- U.S. State Department Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) enables U.S. citizens to register their travel plans with the U.S. Department of State, who will send notices of safety concerns that may arise abroad.
- U.S. Department of State "A Safe Trip Abroad"
Center for Disease Control provides on-line health information, including country-specific travel health and vaccination information.
The World Health Organization (WHO) produces a report with information about main health risks for travelers by country.
US Embassies Abroad provides a listing of all US Embassies around the world.
CIA World Fact Book provides general background information on each country.
Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Crime and Safety Reports provide crime & safety reports on an annual basis written by U.S. Regional Security Officers about the current environment overseas.
International SOS provides assistance to travelers and expatriates all over the world and includes services ranging from telephone advice and referrals to full-scale evacuation by private air ambulance. ALL Babson faculty, staff and students who are travelling on international college sponsored programs are REQUIRED to register with International SOS prior to travel.
Travel & Logistics Resources
The following are online currency converters:
Atlapedia Online offers profiles with key information on every country of the world, including facts and data on geography, climate, people, religion, language, history and economy.
Global Road Warrior – Babson Library Resource
Duolingo - Learn Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese and Italian using this free iPhone and Android app. Click here for more information.
Mango Languages - Learn Spanish, French or one of the over 50 language via this software offered online via the Babson Horn Library. Mango uses real-life situations and conversations to teach users a new language by offering you the opportunity to listen and repeat words, phrases, and conversations. You will learn not only grammar, vocabulary and conjugation - you will learn how to communicate. Click here to get started.
Single-Serving provides free wallet-size phrase guides in many languages.
The following are online travel translation dictionaries: