Best Study Abroad Resources by Region
Academic Year Abroad, Marie O'Sullivan, ed. Annual from IIE. Authoritative directory of over 9,500 semester and academic year programs offered by U.S. and foreign universities and private organizations. Indexed for internships, practical training, student teaching, adult courses, volunteer work, as well as fields of study. Companion volume to Short Term Study Abroad (below). See also the IIE website for other study abroad information. Can be found in most college libraries and study abroad offices.
Advisory List of International Educational Travel & Exchange Programs. Annual (updated each spring). Council on Standards for International Educational Travel, 212 Henry St., Alexandria, VA 22314; 703-739-9050, fax 703-739-9035; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.csiet.org. Lists programs for high school students which adhere to CSIET's standards. The most valuable single resource for prospective exchange students, host families, and schools.
Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin. Annual in January. Archaeological Institute of America. From Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., Customer Service, 4050 Westmark Dr., Dubuque, IA 52002; 800-338-8290; www.kendallhunt.com (orders can be placed via website). A comprehensive guide to excavations, field schools, and special programs with openings for volunteers, students, and staff worldwide.
Back in the USA by Dawn Kepets. Helps students to put their cross-cultural growth into perspective and prepare for what may be the toughest part of studying abroad: the return home.
Building Bridges: A Manual on Including People with Disabilities in International Exchange Programs. MIUSA; email@example.com, www.miusa.org. Information on accessibility, resource lists to recruit people with disabilities, and checklists and tips to identify specific needs of participants with disabilities. Accompanying video can be purchased. Alternative formats, captions and audio described video available.
CDS International, 871 United Nations Plaza, 15th Fl., New York, NY 10017-1814; 212-497- 3500, fax 212-497-3535; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cdsintl.org. Paid internship programs in Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, Argentina, and Turkey offered by CDS for college students and young professionals.
Commonwealth Universities Yearbook. Compiled by the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Detailed profiles of universities in all 34 of the Commonwealth countries, with comprehensive guide to degree programs and a register of 230,000 academic and administrative staff. Available in major libraries.
Directory of International Internships: A World of Opportunities. Compiled and edited by Charles A. Gliozzo and Vernieka K. Tyson. Based on a wide survey of organizations, this directory describes a variety of experiential educational opportunitiesfor academic credit, for pay, or simply for experience. Useful indexes. This is the most comprehensive directory to internships entirely located abroad.
Figuring Foreigners Out by Craig Storti (Intercultural Press, $21.95, 1999). This user-friendly workbook provides helpful guidelines for dealing with cultural differences and increasing cross-cultural awareness. A useful training manual for anyone in contact with foreigners, at home or abroad. Other titles by Craig Storti at Intercultural Press: The Art of Coming Home, Cross Cultural Dialogues, The Art of Crossing Cultures.
Guide to Architecture Schools, Jenifer Doctors, ed. 2001. Biannual. From the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 1735 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006; 202-785-2324, fax 202-628-0448; www.acsa-arch.org. Lists accredited architecture programs in the U.S. and Canada as well as international architecture programs. Available in print and searchable online formats.
A Guide to Educational Systems Around the World, Shelley Feagles. Information on the educational systems of more than 156 countries, from Albania to Zimbabwe.
The Insider's Guide to Study Abroad by Ann M. Moore. Peterson's Guides. 2000. 528 pp. "Covers all the essentials."
InterAct Series. Intercultural Press. InterActs analyze how Americans and nationals of other countries see and do things differently and how these differences affect relationships. Countries/areas covered include Japan, Spain, Mexico, Greece, Israel, Eastern Europe, Brazil, Russia, Australia, China, Thailand, Arab World, Sub-Saharan Africa, Germany, and France.
International Handbook of Universities. 16th ed. 2001. $275 plus $15 s/h. International Association of Universities. Distributed in U.S. and Canada by Palgrave. Entries for more than 5,700 universities and other institutions of higher education in 170 countries and territories.
International Study Telecom Directory. Worldwide Classroom Publications, Box 1166, Milwaukee, WI 53201; 414-224-3476, fax 414-224-3466; email@example.com, www.worldwide.edu. Library of listings, both on the Internet and in print, of over 11,000 schools accepting foreign students; includes contact information, program information, as well as country and travel resources.
NAFSA's Guide to Education Abroad for Advisers and Administrators. William Hoffa and John Pearson, eds. An indispensable manual for those working in the field of study abroad advising and administration.
Study Abroad. UNESCO. www.bernan.com. Describes approximately 4,000 international study programs and sources of financial assistance in more than 100 countries.
Study Abroad. Peterson's Guides. Annual. Detailed information on over 2,600 international study programs and sources of financial aid in more than 120 countries.
Study Abroad: A Parent's Guide by William Hoffa. The first full-length book geared to what parents want and need to know about study abroad.
Studying Abroad/Learning Abroad by J. Daniel Hess. This abridged edition of The Whole World Guide to Culture Learning provides a guide to cross-cultural analysis and adaptation.
Summer Study Abroad. Peterson's Guides. Annual. Guide to over 1,400 credit and non-credit programs overseas.
Survival Kit for Overseas Living: For Americans Planning to Live and Work Abroad by L. Robert Kohls. Practical information and insights into the process of cross-cultural adaptation combined with suggestions for getting the most from overseas experience.
What in the World is Going On? Canada's Guide to International Careers and Studies. 7th ed. 2001. Canadian Bureau for International Education, 220 Laurier Ave. W, Suite 1100, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5Z9, Canada; 613-237-4820, www.cbie.ca. Includes a lengthy list of study and work abroad possibilities, some restricted to Canadian citizens. Indexed by field.
A World Awaits You (AWAY). National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange. Published by Mobility International USA and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. Order from: Mobility International USA, P.O. Box 10767, Eugene, OR 97440; firstname.lastname@example.org. Away is an annual journal with articles and interviews about people with disabilities who have successfully participated in international exchanges and organizations that are creatively including people with disabilities in all aspects of their international programs. Available in alternative formats.
World List of Universities. Addresses of over 9,000 institutions of higher education worldwide.
A World of Options: A Guide to International Exchange, Community Service and Travel for Persons with Disabilities by Christa Bucks. Mobility International USA. 3rd ed., 1997. 659 pp. $35 individual, $45 organizations. A guide to international exchange, study, and volunteer opportunities for people with disabilities. Available in alternative formats.
Guide to Higher Education in Africa. www.palgrave-usa.com, International Association of Universities and Association of African Universities, www.unesco.org/iau/directories/guide.html. Facts and data on 575 African institutions including: name, contact information, faculty listings, historical background, and much more.
* Study in Africa: New Opportunities for American Students. National Consortium for Study in Africa, c/o African Studies Center, Michigan State Univ., NCSA@msu.edu, africa.isp.msu.edu. Outstanding video features onsite interviews with Americans studying in several very different countries in Africa. Oriented to parents, students, advisers; promotes Africa as an important site for study abroad. Web site lists study programs in Africa by country. Also 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 has huge number of links to sites for African and African-American studies.
University of Stanford, www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/grants.html, provides a directory of fellowships and grants in Africa.
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.
Civil Society in Central Asia. edited by M. Holt Ruffin and Daniel C. Waugh. Center for Civil Society International, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute (Washington, DC). Univ. of Washington Press. Order from CCSI or UW Press; www.washington.edu. Comprehensive guide to U.S. and host-country organizations involved in institutional reform in the former USSR, many of which offer professional, academic, and volunteer exchanges. Includes an excellent guide to online resources.
Freeman Scholarships have been created for undergraduates with financial need to study in Asia.
Harvard University, Central Eursian Studies World Wide, cesww.fas.harvard.edu. Web site provides information for a broad geographic area "encompassing the region from Iranian Azerbaijan and Turkic/Muslim regions of southern Russia in the west, through northern Afghanistan and southern Siberia, to Tibet and Mongolia in the east."
The Directory of Canadian Universities. Annual. Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada 350 Albert St., Suite 600, Ottawa ON, K1R 1B1, Canada; 613-563-1236, fax 613-563-9745; email@example.com, www.aucc.ca. Undergraduate and graduate program listings plus summary information on each university. Also from UUCC: Notes for International Students list tuition fees for each province, financial aid information, admission requirements and more. Free.
Living in China: A Guide to Teaching and Studying in China, Including Taiwan & Hong Kong by Rebecca Weiner, Margaret Murphy, and Albert Li. China Books. from China Books and Periodicals, Inc.; www.chinabooks.com. Contains directories of universities in China and Taiwan that offer study abroad or teaching placement with contact names and particulars. Good for travel planning as well as teaching and studying.
American Association of Teachers of Slavic & East European Languages (AATSEEL), a professional association website which includes study abroad internships, scholarships and career information related to Central and East European Studies.
Indiana University, Russian & East European Institute, www.indiana.edu/~reeiweb. Site has sections for academic programs (both in the US and abroad), language programs, scholarships, employment, and country-by-country links.
International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), www.irex.org, is a nonprofit organization which offers grants for study abroad in this region.
REESWEB: Russian and East European Studies, Univ. of Pittsburgh (home page). Free on the World Wide Web at www.ucis.pitt.edu/reesweb. Tom Twiss; 412-648-7730, fax 412-648-7733. Continuously updated. No hard copy version available. Click on "Academic Programs and Centers" for listings of language and study abroad programs. Links to other REES area studies centers and information.
RussNet: The Russian Language Network, www.russnet.org, is a comprehensive resource for studying and working in Russia.
Studies Office, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, 972 5th Ave., New York, NY 10021; 212-439-1463, fax 212-439-1455. Contact Sophie Schiavo@diplomatie.gouv.fr. The office is open Wednesdays and Fridays 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Full information on both formal and informal studies (as well as teaching) in France is on the website. For questions contact Sophie Schiavo (above) between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Studying and Working in France: A Student Guide by Russell Cousins, Ron Hallmark, and Ian Pickup. Manchester Univ. Press (distributed in the U.S. by St. Martin's Press). Useful, detailed information on directly enrolling in French universities and language courses; one brief chapter on working.
German Academic Exchange Service. The German Academic Exchange Service is the New York office of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), a German organization with its head office in Bonn. The New York office assists residents of the U.S. or Canada whoare enrolled or employed full-time at an American or Canadian institution of higher education, and would like to study or do research in Germany. For current information on the DAAD programs and scholarships offered to North American students and faculty members, please visit our website.
Studying in India. Published by Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Free from Indian consulates and embassies. Basic information and advice on studies or research in India's numerous educational and scientific institutions.
Universities Handbook (India). Published biannually. $300 airmail from: Association of Indian Universities, AIU House, 16 Kotla Marg, New Delhi 110002, India. Overview of courses of studies, faculty members, degrees, library, and research facilities.
Complete Guide to the Israel Experience. Annual. Available from the World Zionist Organization, www.wzo.org.il. Information on study and volunteer work opportunities in Israel.
Directory of Japan Specialists and Japanese Studies Institutions in the U.S. and Canada, Patricia G. Steinhoff, ed. The Japan Foundation Library. Association for Asian Studies, 1021 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104; 734-665-2490, fax 734-665-3801; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aasianst.org.
After Latin American Studies: A Guide to Graduate Study and Employment for Latin Americanists by Shirley A. Kregar and Jorge Nallim. Center for Latin American Studies, 4E04 Wesley W Posvar Hall, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260; 412-648-7392, fax 412-648-2199; email@example.com, www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas. Packed with useful information for anyone with career or scholarly interests in this region, though most listings are not overseas. Extensive bibliography. Also available, free: A Guide to Financial Assistance for Graduate Study, Dissertation Research and Internships for Students in Latin American Studies, 1996.
Study in the Netherlands. Downloadable among numerous publications from NUFFIC; www.nuffic.nl. Official directory of all study abroad and degree courses (most taught in English) open to foreign students in the Netherlands. Also available from NUFFIC: The Education System of the Netherlands and materials on living in Holland.
The BUTEX Guide to Undergraduate Study in the U.K.; The BUTEX Guide to Graduate Study in the U.K. British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX), . Represents higher education institutions in the U.K. with active exchanges and links with U.S. institutions, covering a broad range of issues of sister organizations such as CIEE, EAIE, and NAFSA.
Univ. Courses in Education in the UK Open to Students from Overseas. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for hard copy. Postgraduate courses in education open to foreigners at British universities.
Worldwide Volunteering for Young People by Youth for Britain. From How to Books. This directory focuses exclusively on volunteering projects.