Please click the link below to download a release from the Texas State Department of Health. Here you will find more information regarding mosquito-born illnesses Chikungunya and Dengue, including symptoms and precautionary measures. It is also important to check with your in-country project leader, the CDC, and/or the US State Department for vaccination requirements or any other warning before you travel.
Please check the CDC updates on Zika-affected areas, transmission, and symptoms. If you are pregnant or wish to become pregnant, we highly recommend that you do not travel to an affected area.
"The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for the 267 world entities."
Up to the minute information on travel warnings and advisories, required documents, immunizations, vaccines, etc. for every country.
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program; suggested for international travel should an emergency occur and the US State Department orders evacuations of American citizens.
Provides insider's perspectives of daily life and cultures of the world's people.
Processes urgent online applications for Visas, US Passports, etc. in as little as 24 hours.
list organizations that send medical volunteers.
UMVIM has no official relationship to this company and neither endorses nor promotes use of its products. The information on this page relating to traveling with diabetes is good, however.
It is often a good idea, especially when traveling in a group of 6 or more, to utilized a travel agency for your air travel.
Free app that delivers live, accurate currency conversion. Available on iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.
Free calls, texts and photo-sharing with anyone who also has Viber installed. Available on iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone.
Key in facts about your trip (location, duration, etc.) and it will suggest everything you need, from essentials like your passport, to what type of clothing you'll need, with separate lists for additional family members. Available on the iPhone for $1.99
Emergency numbers for virtually every country, including embassies. Available on Android for $.99
ATM locations for over 220 countries. Available on Windows Phone for free.
A pretty revolutionary idea, simply hold your phone's camera up to any sign, menu, or word and it will translate it into English in real time. Provides translation from Portuguese, German, Italian, French and Spanish into English and vice versa. Note the language packs cost extra. Available on iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone.
Text and voice translation for 80 languages. Available on iPhone and Android.
A virtual scrapbook for you to upload photos, videos, and journal entries to document your trip in real-time; it can even geotag your location if your GPS is turned on and create a map. Available on iPhone and Android.