If other problems do occur during your time abroad, don’t be left with nowhere and nobody to turn to. Here are some useful online resources:

All embassies and consulates in the world: http://www.embassyworld.com/

Contacting home: www.skype.com

Culture shock: http://www.myseveralworlds.com/2007/01/30/dealing-with-culture-shock-2/

Expat information: http://www.expatinfodesk.com

Health information: www.righthealth.com

Homesickness: http://www.emigrate2.co.uk/people_and_places_detail-228.htm

Money transfer: www.westernunion.com

Travel Information and advice: www.lonelyplanet.com, www.worldtravelguide.net

World news: www.bbc.co.uk/news, www.worldnews.com, www.therealnews.com