Should you pack a raincoat, or sunscreen? How far can you stretch your budget when you travel overseas? Are there any health concerns lurking in your final destination? These sites will help you prepare for your trip.
University personal traveling abroad are strongly encouraged to register their travel itinerary in the "Travel Registry" prior to departure. The Travel Registry can be accessed by logging into my.pitt.edu selecting “My Resources” than selecting “Travel Registry". Additional information is available at Travel Registry FAQ.
It is sometimes necessary to cross the US-Canadian border in order to conduct University business. Before crossing the border, please obtain the identification and documentation required by the Canadian and United States governments for doing so. Please access the following websites through which customs and immigration requirements are available.
How much is a euro worth these days? What will a dollar buy in Japan? Use the FXConverter (Foreign Exchange Currency Converter) and find out.
CDC Travel Information
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control regularly updates their Travelers' Health Web site with the most current information to keep you healthy when you travel abroad.
U.S. State Department Bureau for Consular Affairs
The U.S. Department of State offers valuable information about obtaining passports and visas, travel safety in foreign countries, assistance in voting or finding medical attention abroad, and dozens of other useful links.
Does it ever rain in southern California? How much snow are you likely to encounter in Boston? Weather.com will help you find the right forecast for your destination.
Packing tips (household goods)
If you are insured through one of the University’s medical plans, each plan provides direct access to Assist America, a global emergency services program which is automatically available if you encounter either medical or non medical emergencies while traveling 100 miles or more away from home, including being in another country. For more information and a downloadable brochure, which includes a section to use as a “wallet card” with telephone numbers and reference identification numbers, visit their Web site.