University of Northern Iowa

Travel & Immigration

Currency Conversion Currency conversion calculators use the most up-to-date foreign exchange rates and, together with foreign per diem rates, give a realistic idea of how much money is going to be needed in every country of visit.

Financial Assistance There is a wide variety of financial assistance available for undergraduate, graduate students, and scholars to support their education or research experiences overseas. Federal, state, non-profit, or private funding can be found for all academic and geographical areas of study.

Health and Travel Safety It is very important to be informed about necessary immunizations and travel safety rules before leaving to a foreign country. Get competent assistance with planning a safe trip and stay healthy abroad.

Insurance Health insurance is a must when traveling abroad. International students and visitors are required to have health insurance for the duration of stay in the U.S.. Learn about health care and medical assistance provided internationally and find the health insurance plan that is right for you.

International Identification Card Students traveling abroad have a great opportunity to benefit from a broad range of world-wide discounts offered to International ID holders.

Maps Planning your trip is easier with a map. Get driving directions, international metro system maps, and learn more about your destination.

News & Communication Follow your home country’s news or read world press in its native language.

Passport and Visas Domestic students and faculty traveling abroad will find useful information on the passport application process, entry documents requirements by country, and translation and cell phone rental services. 

Time Zones Current local times around the world.  

Travel Resources Explore and compare international student airfares, special hotel and travel deals, get tips for traveling abroad and in the U.S., and find about the best shopping, dining, and sightseeing options.

U.S. Immigration Since understanding U.S. immigration laws can be challenging, this section provides visa information for temporary visitors and the web sites of U.S. Embassies for further inquiries.

Weather Celsius or Fahrenheit? Look up the weather conditions and temperature where you are and wherever you are heading.

*The links to non-UNI Internet sites are provided for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement. Users are encouraged to use search engines and to visit UNI faculty and staff to identify additional information.*