On this page you will find links that will provide resources about the country visit.
Medical facilities available in your host country: http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/emergencies/emergencies_1195.html
To obtain general safety information:
Sara's Wish Foundation
Political issues in host country: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
Information about the seasonal temperatures during your time abroad: http://www.cnn.com/WEATHER/index.html
Information on types of voltage converter/plus adapters you will need for electrical appliances:
Embassies and Consulates:
If you are overseas and need to find a consulate please see this link.
For other general information on study abroad:
English-language newspapers around the world:
World time zones