The Center for Global Education
Features a Study Abroad Safety Handbook (How to Get There...And Back) which raises questions about investigating study abroad programs, travel planning, basic health and safety issues, risk factors, how foreign laws apply to U.S. citizens, advice for parents, emergency planning, Avian flu information, and tips on dealing with cultural differences. The site also links to other on-line study abroad resources.
International Center, University of Michigan
Information on studying abroad for U.S. students and administrators, plus links to numerous websites under topics such as Worldwide Databases of Study and Work Abroad Programs; Additional Resources for Study and Work Abroad; Financial Aid, Grants, & Foundations; Region-Specific Directories for Study and Work Abroad; and Resources for Education Abroad Advisers & Administrators: Professional Associations, Organizations, and Publishers
A comprehensive search tool for study abroad programs. Features a glossary and a link to information on applying for a passport. Searchable. Maintained by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
National Student Exchange (NSE)
The NSE is a program for undergraduate exchange within the United States and Canada. Instead of crossing oceans, NSE students cross state, regional, provincial, and cultural borders. Students may study for up to one calendar year at another location. Nearly 200 colleges and universities participate.
Asian Studies Network Information Center (ASNIC)
Features links to sites countries in Asia, as well as to information about Asian regions, studying abroad in Asia, and doing business in India. Searchable. From the Department of Asian Studies, Univ. of Texas.
Searchable (by country, subject, or summer program) directory of thousands of study abroad programs in about 200 countries. The database includes high school through graduate programs as well as intensive language training programs. Also includes general information about traveling and living abroad.
UKCISA: UK Council for International Student Affairs
Provides information for college students interested in studying in the United Kingdom. Information sheets cover finances; immigration; and studying, living, and working in the UK.
A site about studying and teaching abroad, including information about language schools, overseas internships, international volunteer positions, jobs, U.S. universities, and eco-travel. The directories contain more than 12,000 opportunities abroad. including study abroad, internships, volunteer opportunities, teach abroad, language schools and much more.
Collection of numerous articles on working, studying, traveling, and living abroad. Contains general international moving and transition tips and information for specific countries. Topics includes housing, education, children, pets, health, finances, volunteer work, and more. From the publisher of a print magazine, webzine, and books on international travel and relocation.
Study Abroad - International Education - Students - ED.gov
Links to resources on study abroad from U.S. Department of Education.
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U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings and Consular Information
Lists travel warnings for U.S. citizens and/or health issues in individual countries as well as announcements for particular regions.
U.S. Department of State Tips for Traveling Abroad
Provides a check list to make traveling abroad easier.
From the U.S. Dept.of State, a website with tips and guides on living abroad
Center for Intercultural Learning
From the Canadian Center for Intercultural Learning, a series entitled "Country Insights" provides snapshot information for a country as well as valuable information on customs and cultural norms. Selection a region or country, and then select categories of cultural information such as "Communication Styles", "Dress, Punctuality and Formality", "Preferred Managerial Qualities", "Conflicts in the Workplace", and more. The site provides a brief to lengthy narrative on the topic.
"Online community for budget minded travelers." Find airfares, accommodations, rail and bus travel advice, travel tips, information on studying and working abroad. Also features blogs, podcasts, and discussion forums. Eurotrip is an independently owned travel website based in Boston, Mass.
“Everything you need to know about everywhere you want to go”. Covers Destinations, Shopping, Hotels and Hostels, Travel Bookings and Services, Lonely Planet TV videos, Travel experiences recommended by Travellers, Online Travel forum, Travel related articles, photos, podcast, and blogs.
World Factbook 2008
Provides national-level information on countries including profiles covering Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.
Country Studies (LoC)
The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world
World Culture Resources
Numerous links to information on Cultures from Resource Central.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Includes vaccination recommendations and information on the latest outbreaks of diseases around the world. Also provides health information on specific destinations.
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NAFSA: Association of International Educators
NAFSA's series on financial aid for education abroad has added three new electronic resources that can be downloaded from NAFSA's Web site at http://www.nafsa.org/publication.sec/periodicals/epublications/
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Search the following databases from the Library’s web site (URL: http://lib.westfield.ma.edu) using a variety of search terms; some work better than others:
Educator’s Reference Complete
Search these databases at (http://lib.westfield.ma.edu/) by country name to retrieve a country profile:
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia
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Peterson's Study Abroad, 2002. Princeton, NJ: Peterson's, 2002.
Call Number: REF LB2376 .P46 2002
Directory of programs organized alphabetically by country, with indexes by Field of Study, Host Institutions, Program Sponsors, and Internship Programs.
Gale directory of learning worldwide: a guide to faculty and institutions of higher education, research and culture. Edited by Kim Hunt. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, c2001.
Call Number: REF L900 .G35 2001 (3 volumes)
Directory-type information organized alphabetically by country with subject index in volume 3.
International handbook of universities. 15th ed. [Prepared by the International Association of Universities; editor, Ann C.M. Taylor]. N.Y.: Grove's Dictionaries Inc., 1998.
Call Number: REF L900 .I58 1998
Directory-type information organized alphabetically by country
Countries and their cultures, edited by Melvin Ember and Carol R. Ember. NY: Macmillan Reference USA, c2001.
Call Number: REF GN307 .C68 2001 (4 volumes)
Describes the ways of life in 225 countries using demographic, historical, social, economic, political, and religious information.
Encyclopedia of world cultures, edited by David Levinson. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1991-
Call Number: REF GN307 .E53 1991 (7 volumes)
Provides 1,500 cultural summaries covering group orientation, history and cultural relations, economy, kinship, marriage and family, sociopolitical organization, and religion and expressive culture.
CultureGrams. World ed Provo, UT: ProQuest Information and Learning Co., c2006.
Call Number: REF GT150 .C85 2007 (4 volumes)
A complete reference on world cultures. Each country’s report contains information on 25 categories, including history, language, greetings, gestures, family, housing, diet, economy, and more.
The Greenwood encyclopedia of world folklore and folklife, edited by William M. Clements and Thomas A. Green. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.
Call Number: REF GR35 .G75 2006 (4 volumes)
Details the folklore and folkways of 170 cultural groups discussing their background beliefs, oral and theatrical traditions, arts and crafts, and contemporary concerns of the cultural group.
Fodor's 96 Ireland, edited by Fionn Davenport. NY: Fodor's Travel Publications, c1995.
Call Number: DA980 .F64 1995
"The complete guide with Dublin walks, country drives, ancient sites, golf and shopping
Fodor's Montréal and Québec City. 14th ed. NY: Fodor's Travel Publications, 2002.
Call Number: F1054.5.M8 F64 2002
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