When you are studying abroad, the most important thing to help guard against culture shock and general home sickness is to keep in touch with your family and friends. Email and letters are a great way to do this, but there is nothing like talking to your family to make you feel better!
But….the question I always have when I am in a foreign country is “How do I dial or What do I dial to call home”. To help you I found this great little website that helps you with your dialing codes to countries all around the world!
It is a non-commercial site, so you will not get plastered with ads for phone cards and calling cards – just some really handy information on how to call a specific country, along with the time at that moment, different area codes and some general information!