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Country-Specific Resources

         Understanding the country and region in which you will be working and living is vital. Students should allow themselves plenty of time to familiarize themselves with country-specific information, including current cultural customs, language, and history. 
          Students can review historical, political, geographic, and cultural information about the site with tools like:
  • Online resources (e.g. CIA World FactbookEverycultureFrommer’s; Lonely Planet etc.) You may also take note of numerous discounts available for students while traveling abroad, depending on location, such as Hostel World, and Student Universe.
  • Library (travel books, history books, sometimes even novels. Use librarians to help!)
  • On-site contacts
  • Students who have traveled to the site previously or students who are from this country
  • Faculty and staff, especially at VIGH
  • Subscribe to weekly news reports via popular media outlets in the target country or Google’s weekly news update.

Check country-specific requirements for passports and visas.

Countries:

Argentina

Guatemala

Guyana

 

Haiti

 

Honduras

Jordan

Kenya

Nicaragua

Zambia

 

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