Travel Resources

Our office automatically registers all Southern Miss study abroad programs and their participants with the state department, as part of STEP: the Smart Traveller Enrollment Program.

Students participating on an affiliate program should plan to enroll in STEP themselves.

Every student planning to study or travel abroad should take advantage of the helpful information provided by the State Department on their website We encourage you to visit the website often. 


Government Websites

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Traveler's Health

CIA World Factbook
BBC Country Profiles

Travel Guide Websites

Frommer's Travel
Lonely Planet
Fodor's Travel
Rick Steve's Guides
Let's Go
Rough Guides


Hostel World
Hostel Bookers
Hi Hostels

Transportation Information

Train travel

  • Rail Europe
  • Eurail Passes (note these are less expensive to buy in the U.S. before you go - make the decision in advance)

Air travel