The Electronic Embassy, www.embassy.org/embassies/index.html, collects the home pages of all U.S.-based embassies. In addition to essential official information for travel (visas, etc.), many countries provide cultural and educational exchange information on their websites.
GoAbroad.com, www.goabroad.com. A comprehensive and up-to-date education abroad website with excellent search provisions.
Institute of International Education (IIE) publishes the most comprehensive data on study and work abroad programs. IIE Passport is a user-friendly search engine which lets you find the program characteristics you're interested in, such as location and language of instruction. Includes the entire contents of the IIE books Academic Year Abroad and Vacation Study Abroad.
Language Course Finder, International Where+How, www.language-learning.net, includes some 6,000 listings of language courses worldwide. Searches possible on a variety of categories, in 20 languages.
Studyabroad.com, www.studyabroad.com, lists study abroad programs as well as special databases for language courses and internships/volunteer programs. Information limited to location and subject.
TransitionsAbroad.com, is unique in its coverage of all education abroad options, from study abroad to educational travel. Offers full and free access to its vast online database of annotated resources and first-hand reports compiled by international education specialists and program participants over the past 35 years.
Univ. of California-Irvine, International Opportunities Program, www.cie.uci.edu. Extensive directories (not databases) of study abroad, summer programs, internships, research, teaching, volunteering and work abroad programs with links to many other education abroad websites.
Univ. of Michigan, International Center's Overseas Opportunities Office, internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/index.html, by Transitions Abroad Work Abroad Editor William Nolting. Not a database, but a collection of outstanding articles, annotated links, and print resources for study, work, and travel abroad, including in-depth reports on work abroad options.
Univ. of Minnesota, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, www.international.umn.edu, is a comprehensive website with outstanding search provisions and outstanding resources for study and travel abroad.
Worldwide Classroom, www.worldwide.edu, lists intensive language programs and programs suitable for K-12 students through adults. Includes a "Travel Planner" section offering lots of links. Web version of the International Study Telecom Directory.
World Wide Colleges and Universities, www.globaled.us/wwcu/, links to university and international office websites. Organized by country.
Yahoo's Worldwide Colleges and Universities, dir.yahoo.com/Education/Higher_Education/Colleges_and_Universities, links to university homepages (but not international offices). Organized by country.
National Consortium for Study in Africa, africa.isp.msu.edu/osafrica.htm, hosted by Michigan State University's African Studies Center, includes an extensive list of study abroad programs offered by U.S. institutions, with descriptions, contact information, and links for email and websites. Excellent video on study in Africa available.
Univ. of Pennsylvania, African Studies offers a huge number of links to sites for African and African-American studies.
Association for Asian Studies, www.aasianst.org, is a professional association website with a section on study abroad. Comprehensive links to other sites on all regions of Asia. It also offers a section on grants and fellowships.
Freeman Scholarships are for undergraduates with financial need to study in Asia. Apply online.
GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: Programs in Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji, www.australearn.org, is a website with listings of study abroad programs at Australian, New Zealand, and Fiji universities.
Australia: Future Unlimited is the official Australia Government website for international students.
American Association of Teachers of Slavic & East European Languages (AATSEEL), aatseel.org, a professional association website which includes study abroad internships, scholarships and career information related to Central and East European Studies.
International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), www.irex.org, is a nonprofit organization which offers grants for study abroad in this region.
RussNet: The Russian Language Network, www.russnet.org, is a comprehensive resource for studying and working in Russia.
American-Scandinavian Foundation, www.amscan.org, includes a comprehensive directory of study, language, and work abroad programs in all Scandinavian countries, including U.S.-sponsored programs.
British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX), www.butex.ac.uk, has BUTEX's directories of undergraduate and graduate study programs in the U.K., which include most (but not all) U.K. universities.
CDS International, www.cdsintl.org, offers several paid study-internship programs in Germany for students, graduates, and professionals. Web site provides program information and listings of current internship openings plus links for information about Germany.
See also the Cultural Services of the French Embassy site for information on teaching assistantships in France, and more.
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides comprehensive official information on direct enrollment, degree study, and scholarships for Germany. Links to German universities and to DAAD's guide to Study and Research in Germany (aka "Surfin' Germany").
Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC), www.nuffic.nl, provides official information on direct enrollment in the Netherlands.
Universities in the UK, www.hobsons.com, provides free information and advice about studying abroad from English universities.
Univ. of Texas, Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC),lanic.utexas.edu, is an exhaustive source for academic information on Latin America. Countries section provides links to host-country universities, media, country, travel information, and much more.
AMIDEAST's Guide to Study Abroad, www.amideast.org, the website of the America-Mideast Educational & Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST, includes perhaps the most complete listing of study abroad programs in the Middle East.
World Zionist Organization, Complete Guide to the Israel Experience, www.wzo.org.il, offers directories of study and volunteer opportunities in Israel, along with offices in the U.S. which can provide information and advice