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Practical Information

This section will have information about travel in general, and also information about specific countries.  For instance, you might find information about visa requirements, vaccinations, and such (most links courtesy of Operation Giving Back).
If you know which country you would like to search, you can visit the Operation Giving Back Volunteer Toolkit and search by country.  Otherwise, simply browse in the links below and choose your country or region for further information.

Travel Basics

Travel Medicine (TravMed) offers health products and travel accessories
International SOS Emergency Record maintains medical records, emergency contacts, medications, and vaccinations histories for travelers, available over the internet


Specific Information Regarding Countries

Foreign and Commonwealth Office:  Worldwide British Embassy locations, information on health insurance, country-specific facts
US Department of State:  Worldwide US Embassy locations, safety concerns, entry/exit requirements for all countries
Country Reports:  Country information for students and educators
Country Watch:  Political, Cultural, Demographic and Daily News Information
Atlapedia:  Maps of countries around the world
CIA World Fact Book:  Country Profiles and Security Information
Responsible Travel:  Essay by Lonely Planet


Health Related Links

International Travel Health Guide, by Stuart Rose and Jay Keystone (free online version)
National Health Service (UK):  Advice for travelers
MASTA Travel Health:  Search by country to see what vaccinations and precautions are needed
International Society of Travel Medicine:  Includes a global travel clinic directory

Travel Advisories


Language Tools

Liability and Malpractice 

Understanding Charitable Immunity Legislation:  Document pertaining primarily to volunteer work performed within the US, the principles could be applied to work performed elsewhere


Travel Insurance

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