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USA Internship Travel Tips



Sign passport, and fill in the emergency information: Make sure you have a signed, valid passport, and a visa, if required, and fill in the emergency information page of your passport.

Leave copies of itinerary and passport data page: Leave copies of your itinerary, passport data page and visas with family or friends, so you can be contacted in case of an emergency.

Check your overseas medical insurance coverage: Ask your medical insurance company if your policy applies overseas, and if it covers emergency expenses such as medical evacuation. If it does not, consider supplemental insurance.

Familiarize yourself with local conditions and laws: While in a foreign country, you are subject to its laws. The State Department web site at http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html has useful safety and other information about the countries you will visit.

Check Customs and Quarantine – different countries have different regulations on what you can bring in to the country. Be aware of the penalties of banned drugs. If you are travelling with prescribed drugs, try and obtain a letter of authorization from your doctor.

Book and purchase your ticket in advance – As most students travel during the peak season, book in early to avoid disappointment with your travel dates. In some cases, you may be required to pay additional costs.

Check with your travel agent or airlines about your baggage entitlements on your particular airlines. There are also limits to the size and weight of your cabin baggage, hand carry. Try not to pack more luggage than you can carry.

Pack your own bags; never let anyone else pack them for you. Pack any medication in your cabin baggage so it is available when you need it. Pack enough essential items in your hand carry in case your luggage get lost. Clearly label all luggage including inside the luggage, in case outside labels are accidentally removed.

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for your flight. Carry a warm jacket, so you can adjust to the different conditions inside and outside the plane. Avoid leaving large areas of the body uncovered. Steer clear of shorts or skirts because they do not cover extremities. Wear non-restrictive clothing as this allows you greater movement. Wearing fully enclosed leather low-healed laced or buckled shoes, boots or tennis shoes is recommended. Avoid sandals and high healed dress shoes. Keep your footwear on during the flight.

To avoid DVT (deep vein thrombosis) exercise your legs while seated and go for a walk at least once an hour. Dehydration can also increase the risk of DVT, so drink plenty of water or other fluids. Alcohol and coffee are not recommended as they are diuretics (they cause you to lose fluids).

Passengers may not bring on board an aircraft any knives, sharp and/or pointed objects, and certain sports equipment.

Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and visas. Fill in the emergency information page of your passport!

Never leave belongings unattended or with strangers, especially at airports or stations and never accept packages from strangers.

Make copies of your travel documents – make copies of your passport, visa (if needed), photo, and airline tickets. Leave a copy with family or friends and take a copy with you.

Tell someone where you are going – keep in regular contact with family and friends back home by email or phone and leave a copy of your travel plans.

Have any necessary dental work done before you leave home. Consider carrying a spare pair of eyeglasses.

Have the right money – Ensure that you have sufficient funds for travel plans and have the correct currency. If applicable, keep valuables and cash in a safe deposit box or in the hotel safe.
Read up on where you are travelling – Information about your destination will prepare your travel plans.

For electricity information around the world

Find the local time & date anywhere in the world

Rest well before your flight.

Preset your biological clock five days before you leave. If flying east, try to go to sleep and arise earlier each day, if flying west, stay up and get up later

Eat lightly before and during the flight.

As soon as you board, change your watch to the present time at your destination and try to eat and sleep by that time.

Drink lots of fluids to fight dehydration which can retard the process of resynchronization.

Avoid alcohol, which is more potent at higher altitudes, as it accelerates dehydration and disrupts REM sleep.

Stretch and try to relax.

Adjust to your destination time ASAP - getting out in the sunlight will help reset your body clock.

Check Customs and Quarantine – different countries have different regulations on what you can bring in to the country. Be aware of the penalties of banned drugs. If you are travelling with prescribed drugs, try and obtain a letter of authorization from your doctor.

Book and purchase your ticket in advance – As most students travel during the peak season, book in early to avoid disappointment with your travel dates. In some cases, you may be required to pay additional costs.

Check with your travel agent or airlines about your baggage entitlements on your particular airlines. There are also limits to the size and weight of your cabin baggage, hand carry. Try not to pack more luggage than you can carry.

Pack your own bags; never let anyone else pack them for you. Pack any medication in your cabin baggage so it is available when you need it. Pack enough essential items in your hand carry in case your luggage get lost. Clearly label all luggage including inside the luggage, in case outside labels are accidentally removed.

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for your flight. Carry a warm jacket, so you can adjust to the different conditions inside and outside the plane. Avoid leaving large areas of the body uncovered. Steer clear of shorts or skirts because they do not cover extremities. Wear non-restrictive clothing as this allows you greater movement. Wearing fully enclosed leather low-healed laced or buckled shoes, boots or tennis shoes is recommended. Avoid sandals and high

Carry details of your temporary accommodation, travel & medical insurance, and the phone numbers for QUT, ISS found in Destination QUT or Preparing for Student Life.

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