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Trip Preparation and Helpful Links - Wales

 

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1052.html

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 myisic.com). Confirm with Matt and Jewell

Vaccinations: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/united-kingdom.aspx

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: http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/UKXX0085
Aberystwyth Averages: http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/UKXX0085

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

Aberystwyth University: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/

English and Creative Writing: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/english/

 

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