A Safe Trip Abroad: The U.S. Department of State offers advice on current conditions in countries around the world
Travelers Health: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has resources to guide preparations for study abroad.
Women Traveling Abroad: In some countries, women may need to change their usual behavior to reduce the risk of unwanted attention or sexual harassment. This may include dressing more conservatively, not traveling at night and only traveling in groups.
Managing Stress Abroad: Traveling abroad is filled with positive and negative stressors. Resources are available through U-M Counseling and Psychology Services (CAPS). Ask about "stress inoculation" and learn how to better manage stress.
Mental Health Abroad: If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness and are currently being treated, research conditions in your host country to find out the kind and level of care that is available. Some countries may not offer the kind of support your health care provider recommends.
LGBTQA Issues Abroad: Laws and customs regarding LGBT vary widely by country. Carefully research acceptability in your host country before putting yourself in a potentially dangerous situation. Start with the U.S. Department of State website.
Talk to staff at the the U-M Spectrum Center. They have recently posted materials on international experiences.
Disabilities Abroad: Many kinds of disabilities can be managed abroad. Find resources on how to do this at Mobility International USA