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Trip Preparation and Helpful Links - Oxford



Passport: Required; make sure it is valid through 6 months after the end of your trip.

Visa: Not required for a short visit; required to study or stay for more than 6 months.

Insurance: International Student ID Card (ISIC – through STA Travel, or Confirm with Matt and Jewell


Routine – MMR, DPT, flu, chickenpox, polio, etc.
Hepatitis B

Malaria: No risk

Notices: See the above CDC link for travel and safety notices about H1N1, Bird Flu, dengue, measles, and other recommendations for safety.

Currency/Exchange: British Pound (GBP)

3/9/10: $1 = 0.66 GBP; 1 GBP = $1.51/

Money: Check with your bank: some US banks are partnered with foreign banks and will not charge you fees for using those ATMs.

Weather: Cool and rainly

London Averages:
Aberystwyth Averages:

IPO 24 Hour Emergency Number: +1(602) 220-1372

Other Notes: Call bank and credit card companies to inform them you will be out of the country and using your cards abroad, so they don’t freeze them.


Helpful Links

The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival:

Click here to view The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival brochure.

Creative Writing Course: