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Mr. B's Library Guide to International Education

Welcome

International Education as a concept can be quite nebulous with definitions varying widely depending on perspectives or outcomes pursued.  For the Purpose of this Library Guide, the focus will be on students and their desire to obtain education in part or in whole through international educational experiences; that is by attending school in one or more countries other than one's native land, by experiencing foreign cultures, by participating in exchanges or study abroad activities, or by participating in voluntary or paid international activities during or after completion of part of their studies. Much of the information here will be of use to educators and those who participate in the dissemination of knowledge.

For some, International Education presents enhanced opportunities that might not be available to them in their home country.  For others, the experience of exploring new places and cultures and meeting new people, not simply as tourists, but engaging through shared experiences, over time may result in truly understanding other cultures, beliefs, traditions, and, hopefully, learning a second or additional language.  

Whatever the purpose for pursuit of International Education the desired outcome is an experience that will broaden one's perspective and widen one's world view though cultural and regional exposure, leading to deeper intercultural and interpersonal understanding.

Through international Education, students gain a critical comprehension of global issues, enhance their life long experiences through a renewed appreciation of human diversity, and deepen their ties through an understanding of a new language. This all leads, ultimately, to richer life experiences and the contribution to a healthier, more equal, and more just world. 

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Note: The descriptions for many of these linked websites are taken directly from the respective sites. Due to the international nature of this guide, many sites use international English, which differs in spelling, sometimes considerably, from U.S. English, and somewhat from Canadian English.

Library Catalogs

Journals and Magazines

Journals & Magazines

Databases / E-Resources

Databases and E-Resources

Websites Listed Alphabetically

Alphabetical Listing of Websites

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Abbey Road Programs

Contains course details and application fees.

Academic Studies Abroad

Provides resources to college students looking at foreign exchange, home exchange, student travel, and study abroad programs, specializing in Spain.

Alliance Abroad

Develops programs to enable students to study, work or volunteer in countries around the world.

ASA Academic Study Associates

Offers high school students the opportunity for summer study abroad; includes course details.

Asia Society : Center for Global Education

The Center for Global Education at Asia Society brings together leaders and institutions from around the world to tackle one of the most critical education challenges today: how to educate all students for employability and citizenship in a global era.

Association of Commonwealth Universities

The ACU has over 500 member institutions in 37 countries across the Commonwealth. To find out more about ACU members, select a country from the drop-down menu to obtain a list of universities by nation. 

Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)

The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)  is the only association dedicated exclusively to senior leaders in the field of international education. AIEA members are senior international officers who serve as leaders of higher education institutions and of organizations that support international higher education.

 

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Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Presentation of non-degree programs for study and travel abroad in China.

Bel Canto Institute Youth Division

Located in upstate New York, this three-week program trains 15-17 year olds in bel canto singing traditions, Italian immersion and diction, voice lessons and coachings.

Butler University Institute for Study Abroad

Study in several countries outside the United States.

 

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Campus-Abroad

Overseas educational promoter based in India.

Canadian Bureau for International Education

A global leader in International Education, dedicated to equity, quality, inclusiveness and partnership, CBIE is Canada's national, non-profit membership organization exclusively dedicated to international education.

CEA Study Abroad

Study abroad programs for U.S. and Canadian college students in Spain, France, Italy, Costa Rica, England, and Ireland.

Center for Global Education and Experience

Augsburg College program offering study abroad, short term travel and customized travel programs.

Chamberlain Educational Services Centre

Company specialising in sending Hong Kong and China students to study abroad. Advice, contact information, list of partners and services available.

China Quest

China Quest offers summer study and travel abroad programs in China.

CIEE

CIEE programs include the following:  study abroad, teach abroad, high school study abroad, and gap year abroad programs; international faculty development seminars; summer work and travel exchanges; internships; professional training programs; and volunteer opportunities. Ancillary services include interview and testing services, insurance and administrative support for exchange and foundation programs.

College Board

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Search "International" for an extensive list of articles and information.

College Down Under

International programs offered at Bond University in Australia.

Colorado State University - International Programs

Information on all Colorado State University study abroad programs and services for international students.

Complete University Guide for Universities in the United Kingdom

The UK is one of the world's most popular destination for students from overseas. In fact, more than 400,000 international students enrol each year.  International students considering the UK have a choice of over 140 universities and higher education institutions, each offering a great range of tertiary qualifications that will be recognised the world over. (source: website)

CSA International, Inc. Center For Study Abroad

Non-profit company providing accredited programs overseas to participants worldwide. Based in Kent, WA.

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Distributed Campus

Distributed Campus helps foreign students to prepare for study abroad at the Freie Universitat Berlin by offering a platform fit to their needs by accompanying them in their adjustment to German language and culture.

 

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EdStats: Education Statistics

EdStats are posted on the World Bank Website. World Bank is a comprehensive organization with five specific subspecialties dealing with aspects of development, settlement, finance and investment. The mission is to end poverty and boost shared prosperity.

Edu-Culture Immersion (ECI)

Study abroad programs for high school students in Spain and France. Destinations, dates and fees. Based in Oakland, California‎.

Edukick

Offers language and cultural programs and soccer camps.

EP NUFFIC: The organisation for internationalisation in education

The Nuffic Netherlands Education Support Offices support education worldwide. EP-Nuffic’s network of Nuffic Netherlands Education Support Offices (Nuffic Nesos) operates in locations strategically important for Dutch higher education: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.

Erasmus Student Network

A European-wide student network with goals to support and develop student exchange.

Erasmus+ Programme

Offers funding to students and staff at European higher education institutions for exchanges to other EU countries.

European Association for International Education

The EAIE is the European centre for expertise, networking and resources in the internationalisation of higher education. We are a non-profit, member-led organisation serving individuals actively involved in the internationalisation of their institutions. (source: website)

Eurydice

The Eurydice network supports and facilitates European cooperation in the field of lifelong learning by providing information on education systems and policies in 38 countries and by producing studies on issues common to European education systems. It consists of 42 national units based in 38 countries participating in the Erasmus+ programme. (source: website)

 

 

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Forspro Foreign Study Programs

Offers study abroad opportunities in Spain combining cultural activities and tours with academic curriculum.

fresh2refresh

Free tutorials for learning C, SQL, JAVA, JSP, and XML programming

Fulbright Scholar Program

A program of the U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, it attracts some 800 U.S. faculty and professionals each year to 140 countries to lecture, teach and conduct research. An equal number of academics and professionals from overseas visit the United States each year under a Fulbright Scholar grant. In addition, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) administers a number of short-term, innovative programs that send an additional 400 scholars from the United States to universities and research institutes abroad to offer expertise on issues of global interest from cutting-edge research to policy, to technical expertise in curriculum development, institutional planning, program assessment, and institutional capacity building. To date, CIES has placed close to 50,000 scholars in over 140 countries and more than 45,000 overseas scholars have visited U.S. colleges, universities and research institutions.

 

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Galina International School Tours

Specialist in educational and study tours covering a range of curriculum areas including art and architecture, geography, history, modern languages, WW1, poetry, and science.

Global Dimension

This website aims to support school teachers in bringing a global dimension to their teaching by providing access to teaching resources, case studies and background information.  

Global Education Conference

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity.

 

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Hollins Abroad

Study abroad opportunities in London, Paris, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Rome, Athens, Spain, and Jamaica through Hollins University.

 

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iAgora: Studies

Read reviews by international students about their study abroad experience at universities and business schools and contact them with your questions.

IES Abroad

Non-profit study abroad organization offering programs throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand and South America for college-aged students. Also offers career-building internships, financial aid, and exotic field trips.

IIE Open Doors

Open Doors® is a comprehensive information resource on international students and scholars studying or teaching at higher education institutions in the United States, and U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit at their home colleges or universities.  Current year data is generally released in mid-November of the applicable year.   

Institute for Global Studies

Internship opportunities in Asia and South Pacific in media, marketing, event planning, animal care, working with indigenous youth, marine research, music, and more. 

Institute for Village Studies

Non-profit educational organization providing learning experiences through service and exploration in developing nations.

Institute of International Education

Founded in 1919, the Institute of International Education® (IIE) is a private not-for-profit leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. In collaboration with governments, foundations and other sponsors, IIE creates programs of study and training for students, educators and professionals from all sectors. These programs include the flagship Fulbright Program and Gilman Scholarships administered for the U.S. Department of State. IIE also conducts policy research, provides resources on international exchange opportunities and offers support to scholars in danger.

International Academy of English

School specializing in English for international students with a focus on passing the TOEFL test. Locations in San Diego and Las Vegas.

International Partners for Study Abroad

Worldwide consortium of study abroad programs and language schools.

International Studies Abroad (ISA)

Offers semester, trimester, and summer programs in Spain, France, Argentina, Costa Rica, Chile, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries.

The Irish Experience

A unique summer travel and learning opportunity for high school students to experience Ireland's beautiful countryside, exciting cities, rich history, Celtic culture, and celebrated literature while earning high school credits.

Island School

Presents the semester program for high school sophomores and juniors set on the island of Eleuthera, The Bahamas. Find information and courses offered by the school.

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Just Like Home

Short-term housing for international visitors, including students, medical and business professionals, interns and scholars. Choose from homestay and apartment.

 

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Library of Congress Classification Outline

The Library of Congress Classification (LCC) is currently one of the most widely used library classification systems in the world.  The system divides all knowledge into twenty-one basic classes, each identified by a single letter of the alphabet. Most of these alphabetical classes are further divided into more specific subclasses, identified by two-letter, or occasionally three-letter, combinations. For example, class N, Art, has subclasses NA, Architecture; NB, Sculpture, ND, Painting; as well as several other subclasses.  Click the tutorial link below for an in-depth description of this important system of organization.

 

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NAFSA: Association of International Educators

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange, working to advance policies and practices that ensure a more interconnected, peaceful world today and for generations to come.

National Registration Center for Study Abroad

Evaluates foreign language programs around the world and registers students of all ages. Programs in 38 countries.

National Science Foundation, Office of International Science and Engineering

The Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) serves as a focal point for international science and engineering activities both inside and outside NSF. Specifically, OISE supports programs to expand and enhance leading-edge international research and education opportunities for U.S. scientists and engineers, especially at the early career stage. It works to build and strengthen effective institutional partnerships throughout the global science and engineering research and education community, and it supports international collaborations in NSF's priority research areas.

Nikitas Language Abroad Schools

Intermediary offering language courses in various countries.

Northern Illinois University Study Abroad Office

Sponsors short term, semester and academic year programs to all continents for NIU and non-NIU students.

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OECD Education Database

OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books,  papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data.

 

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Peace Corps

From leading health campaigns to boosting local entrepreneurship to teaching digital literacy, we offer a range of opportunities for making a difference. 

PIER : Programs in International Educational Resources

Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER) of the MacMillan Center draws upon Yale University’s extensive resources to develop and implement programs, services, and resources designed to advance understanding of international and world regional issues through outreach to education, business, media, and the public.

 

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SARG

A resource for researchers, students, and teachers focusing on the impact of study abroad in terms of language learning and cultural adaptation.

The School of Russian and Asian Studies

Consultants on educational programs in Russia and central Asia for international students.

Semester at Sea

Shipboard program for global study abroad, operated by a non-profit in conjunction with Colorado State University.

Spanish Abroad, Inc.

Spanish immersion programs throughout Latin America and Spain. Class information, financing options, and reservation details.

SPI Abroad

Offers college credit language immersion study abroad programs for high school students. Find information on consulate services and on current programs offered.

Students on Ice

Award-winning organization offering student educational expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic. Travel to the ends of the Earth with scientists and other experts.

Study Adelaide

Complete range of education opportunities in Australia including university study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, vocational education and training, school education, foundation studies, and English language courses.

Study Canada

A resource guide for studying in Canada.

Study Group

Provider of specialised educational programmes at schools and colleges, and placements for international students.

Study in Holland

Site dedicated for studying in Holland. It collects all useful information about the educational system and about study abroad programs.

Study in Ukraine

Offers information for non-residents who wish to study at the university level in the Ukraine. Services include visa support letters, transportation from the airport, and lodging accommodations. Page includes a list of fields of study and photo gallery.

Study Overseas Global

International students' guide to studying worldwide. Destinations, scholarships, and fee structure. Based in India.

StudyAbroad.com

Listings and links for programs in more than 100 countries.

Studying in New Zealand

Information about universities in New Zealand and how to get a post-graduate degree in the field of computers.

StudyStay.com

UK Study guide, with information on every aspect of student life in the UK.

 

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TeachUNICEF

TeachUNICEF provides educators with global learning resources and programs. Through a focus on global citizenship and child rights, TeachUNICEF engages students in an exploration of humanitarian issues and inspires them to take action to improve their world.

Teachers Without Borders

Mission: Teachers Without Borders connects teachers to information and each other in order to make a difference in their communities — on a global scale.

 

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UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs)

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the UK's national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them. We have been supporting international students, universities, colleges and students' unions for nearly 50 years.

 

 


 

UNESCO 

(United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization)

"We must educate a generation of global citizens--versed in Human rights, culturally literate, skilled for intercultural dialogue, compassionate and committed to building a better world for all." 
                                                                                 
Irina Bokova,  General Director, UNESCO 


Main Webpage

Established in 1945, UNESCO strives to build networks among nations that enable this kind of solidarity, by: Mobilizing for education, Building intercultural understanding, Pursuing scientific cooperation, and Protecting freedom of expression.  

UNESCO is known as the "intellectual" agency of the United Nations. UNESCO exists to bring this creative intelligence to life; for it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace and the conditions for sustainable development must be built. (source: website)

Leading the Global Education 2030 Agenda

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an ambitious, aspirational and universal agenda to wipe out poverty through sustainable development by 2030. When it adopted the new Agenda in September 2015, the international community recognized that education was essential for the success of all 17 of its goals.

Non-Governmental Organizations

UNESCO "may make suitable arrangements for consultation and cooperation with non-governmental international organizations concerned with matters within its competence, and may invite them to undertake specific tasks.” (UNESCO’s Constitution)
LIST of NGOs
 

UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)  

From pre-primary school enrolment to tertiary graduation rates, the UIS is the leading source for international education statistics. Covering more than 200 countries and territories, UIS includes all education levels and addresses key policy issues such as gender parity, teachers and financing. 

UIS Data Centre includes access to our new data base, UIS.Stat, where you can build your own tables, graphs and maps. UIS.Stat contains all the latest available data and indicators, for education, literacy, science, technology and innovation, culture, communication and innovation. The Data Centre also contains updated country and regional profiles, global rankings and other interactive tools.

UIS Document Library includes fact sheets, reports, information papers, and more. Particularly relevant is the Global Education Digest, a formerly annual flagship publication presenting the latest education statistics worldwide (published between 2003 and 2012). For statistics covering 2012 and later, refer to the UIS website and UIS.Stat.


 

Uniap

Consultants for international student applicants to undergraduate colleges, universities, post-graduate study, and research fellowships in Canada and the U.S. Assistance with study management and living for undergraduates and post-graduates.

UNICEF : Education

UNICEF is the United Nations agency with a mandate to protect and promote the welfare of the world's children. This link leads to the section of their website that deals with Education.

University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

USAC offers summer, semester and year study abroad programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and Latin America.

U.S. Dept. of Education

Included here are links from the U.S. Department of Education that are relevant to International Education:

Provides detailed information about the Department's objectives: 

1.  Increase the global competencies of all U.S. students, including those from traditionally disadvantaged groups.

2. Enhance federal, state and local education policy and practice applying lessons learned from other countries to drive excellence and innovation in the U.S. and abroad.

3. Advance U.S. international priorities in strategically important countries through active education diplomacy.

(source: website)   

 

U.S. Dept. of State, Office of Overseas Schools

The Office of Overseas Schools promotes quality educational opportunities at the elementary and secondary level for dependents of American citizens carrying out our programs and interests of the U.S. Government abroad.  Our efforts are to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by upgrading educational institutions which serve to demonstrate American educational principles and methods employed in the United States. (Source: website)

USA study guide

International student guide to university and higher education in the USA.

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WeStudyAbroad

Directory of both commercial and accredited language study programs, compiled by UC Santa Barbara professor Steve Tash. Includes programs designed for teachers, librarians, and other professionals.

World Council for Curriculum and Instruction

WCCI is "a transnational organization committed to advancing the achievement of a just and peaceful world community. The WCCI is a non-governmental organization (NGO) of the United Nations. Members are those who are concerned with curriculum and instruction in schools, colleges, universities and community agencies or organizations." (source: website)

WorldStrides

Travel designed to involve students intellectually, physically and emotionally in the learning process. Tour highlights and information for teachers, parents, and students. 

WorldWideStudy

Helping international students who want to study abroad to find the right university course in the UK, U.S., Canada, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

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Websites by Subject

By Subject

Select from the indented tabs for subject listings of Websites or Select the Alphabetical tab to scan the list of sites included.

Associations / Organizations

Associations

Asia Society : Center for Global Education

The Center for Global Education at Asia Society brings together leaders and institutions from around the world to tackle one of the most critical education challenges today: how to educate all students for employability and citizenship in a global era.

Association of Commonwealth Universities

The ACU has over 500 member institutions in 37 countries across the Commonwealth. To find out more about ACU members, select a country from the drop-down menu to obtain a list of universities by nation. 

Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)

The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)  is the only association dedicated exclusively to senior leaders in the field of international education. AIEA members are senior international officers who serve as leaders of higher education institutions and of organizations that support international higher education.

Canadian Bureau for International Education

A global leader in International Education, dedicated to equity, quality, inclusiveness and partnership, CBIE is Canada's national, non-profit membership organization exclusively dedicated to international education.

College Board

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Search "International" for an extensive list of articles and information.

EP NUFFIC: The organisation for internationalisation in education

The Nuffic Netherlands Education Support Offices support education worldwide. EP-Nuffic’s network of Nuffic Netherlands Education Support Offices (Nuffic Nesos) operates in locations strategically important for Dutch higher education: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.

European Association for International Education

The EAIE is the European centre for expertise, networking and resources in the internationalisation of higher education. We are a non-profit, member-led organisation serving individuals actively involved in the internationalisation of their institutions. (source website)

Fulbright Scholar Program

A program of the U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, it attracts some 800 U.S. faculty and professionals each year to 140 countries to lecture, teach and conduct research. An equal number of academics and professionals from overseas visit the United States each year under a Fulbright Scholar grant. In addition, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) administers a number of short-term, innovative programs that send an additional 400 scholars from the United States to universities and research institutes abroad to offer expertise on issues of global interest from cutting-edge research to policy, to technical expertise in curriculum development, institutional planning, program assessment, and institutional capacity building. To date, CIES has placed close to 50,000 scholars in over 140 countries and more than 45,000 overseas scholars have visited U.S. colleges, universities and research institutions.

Global Dimension

This website aims to support school teachers in bringing a global dimension to their teaching by providing access to teaching resources, case studies and background information.  

Global Education Conference

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity.

Institute of International Education

Founded in 1919, the Institute of International Education® (IIE) is a private not-for-profit leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. In collaboration with governments, foundations and other sponsors, IIE creates programs of study and training for students, educators and professionals from all sectors. These programs include the flagship Fulbright Program and Gilman Scholarships administered for the U.S. Department of State. IIE also conducts policy research, provides resources on international exchange opportunities and offers support to scholars in danger.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange, working to advance policies and practices that ensure a more interconnected, peaceful world today and for generations to come.

Peace Corps

From leading health campaigns to boosting local entrepreneurship to teaching digital literacy, we offer a range of opportunities for making a difference. 

TeachUNICEF

TeachUNICEF provides educators with global learning resources and programs. Through a focus on global citizenship and child rights, TeachUNICEF engages students in an exploration of humanitarian issues and inspires them to take action to improve their world.

Teachers Without Borders

Mission: Teachers Without Borders connects teachers to information and each other in order to make a difference in their communities — on a global scale.

UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs)

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the UK's national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them. We have been supporting international students, universities, colleges and students' unions for nearly 50 years.

World Council for Curriculum and Instruction

WCCI is "a transnational organization committed to advancing the achievement of a just and peaceful world community. The WCCI is a non-governmental organization (NGO) of the United Nations. Members are those who are concerned with curriculum and instruction in schools, colleges, universities and community agencies or organizations." (source: website)

Directories

European Union

European Union

Eurydice

The Eurydice network supports and facilitates European cooperation in the field of lifelong learning by providing information on education systems and policies in 38 countries and by producing studies on issues common to European education systems.
It consists of 42 national units based in 38 countries participating in the Erasmus+ programme. (source: website)

Library of Congress Classes & Subjects

Library of Congress Classification and Subjects

Library of Congress Classification Outline

The Library of Congress Classification (LCC) is currently one of the most widely used library classification systems in the world.  The system divides all knowledge into twenty-one basic classes, each identified by a single letter of the alphabet. Most of these alphabetical classes are further divided into more specific subclasses, identified by two-letter, or occasionally three-letter, combinations. For example, class N, Art, has subclasses NA, Architecture; NB, Sculpture, ND, Painting; as well as several other subclasses.  Click the tutorial link below for an in-depth description of this important system of organization.

Statistics

Statistics

EdStats: Education Statistics

EdStats are posted on the World Bank Website. World Bank is a comprehensive organization with five specific subspecialties dealing with aspects of development, settlement, finance and investment. The mission is to end poverty and boost shared prosperity.

IIE Open Doors

Open Doors® is a comprehensive information resource on international students and scholars studying or teaching at higher education institutions in the United States, and U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit at their home colleges or universities.  Current year data is generally released in mid-November of the applicable year.   

OECD Education Database

OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books,  papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data.

UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)  

From pre-primary school enrolment to tertiary graduation rates, the UIS is the leading source for international education statistics. Covering more than 200 countries and territories, UIS includes all education levels and addresses key policy issues such as gender parity, teachers and financing. 

UIS Data Centre includes access to our new data base, UIS.Stat, where you can build your own tables, graphs and maps. UIS.Stat contains all the latest available data and indicators, for education, literacy, science, technology and innovation, culture, communication and innovation. The Data Centre also contains updated country and regional profiles, global rankings and other interactive tools.

UIS Document Library includes fact sheets, reports, information papers, and more. Particularly relevant is the Global Education Digest, a formerly annual flagship publication presenting the latest education statistics worldwide (published between 2003 and 2012). For statistics covering 2012 and later, refer to the UIS website and UIS.Stat.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad Companies and Organizations

Listed here are Study Abroad programs from around the World. These are companies that organize these international educational experiences. Many work directly with the International Studies offices of American universities.  

Readers should note that most universities can arrange for foreign students at competitive prices. 

 


Abbey Road Programs

Contains course details and application fees.

Academic Studies Abroad

Provides resources to college students looking at foreign exchange, home exchange, student travel, and study abroad programs, specializing in Spain.

Alliance Abroad

Develops programs to enable students to study, work or volunteer in countries around the world.

ASA Academic Study Associates

Offers high school students the opportunity for summer study abroad; includes course details.

Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Presentation of non-degree programs for study and travel abroad in China.

Bel Canto Institute Youth Division

Located in upstate New York, this three-week program trains 15-17 year olds in bel canto singing traditions, Italian immersion and diction, voice lessons and coachings.

Butler University Institute for Study Abroad

Study in several countries outside the United States.

Campus-Abroad

Overseas educational promoter based in India.

CEA Study Abroad

Study abroad programs for U.S. and Canadian college students in Spain, France, Italy, Costa Rica, England, and Ireland.

Center for Global Education and Experience

Augsburg College program offering study abroad, short term travel and customized travel programs.

Chamberlain Educational Services Centre

Company specialising in sending Hong Kong and China students to study abroad. Advice, contact information, list of partners and services available.

China Quest

China Quest offers summer study and travel abroad programs in China.

CIEE

CIEE programs include the following:  study abroad, teach abroad, high school study abroad, and gap year abroad programs; international faculty development seminars; summer work and travel exchanges; internships; professional training programs; and volunteer opportunities. Ancillary services include interview and testing services, insurance and administrative support for exchange and foundation programs.

College Down Under

International programs offered at Bond University in Australia.

Colorado State University - International Programs

Information on all Colorado State University study abroad programs and services for international students.

CSA International, Inc. Center For Study Abroad

Non-profit company providing accredited programs overseas to participants worldwide. Based in Kent, WA.

Distributed Campus

Distributed Campus helps foreign students to prepare for study abroad at the Freie Universitat Berlin by offering a platform fit to their needs by accompanying them in their adjustment to German language and culture.

Edu-Culture Immersion (ECI)

Study abroad programs for high school students in Spain and France. Destinations, dates and fees. Based in Oakland, California‎.

Edukick

Offers language and cultural programs and soccer camps.

Erasmus Student Network

A European-wide student network with goals to support and develop student exchange.

Erasmus+ Programme

Offers funding to students and staff at European higher education institutions for exchanges to other EU countries.

Forspro Foreign Study Programs

Offers study abroad opportunities in Spain combining cultural activities and tours with academic curriculum.

Galina International School Tours

Specialist in educational and study tours covering a range of curriculum areas including art and architecture, geography, history, modern languages, WW1, poetry, and science.

Hollins Abroad

Study abroad opportunities in London, Paris, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Rome, Athens, Spain, and Jamaica through Hollins University.

iAgora: Studies

Read reviews by international students about their study abroad experience at universities and business schools and contact them with your questions.

IES Abroad

Non-profit study abroad organization offering programs throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand and South America for college-aged students. Also offers career-building internships, financial aid, and exotic field trips.

Institute for Global Studies

Internship opportunities in Asia and South Pacific in media, marketing, event planning, animal care, working with indigenous youth, marine research, music, and more. 

Institute for Village Studies

Non-profit educational organization providing learning experiences through service and exploration in developing nations.

International Academy of English

School specializing in English for international students with a focus on passing the TOEFL test. Locations in San Diego and Las Vegas.

International Partners for Study Abroad

Worldwide consortium of study abroad programs and language schools.

International Studies Abroad (ISA)

Offers semester, trimester, and summer programs in Spain, France, Argentina, Costa Rica, Chile, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries.

The Irish Experience

A unique summer travel and learning opportunity for high school students to experience Ireland's beautiful countryside, exciting cities, rich history, Celtic culture, and celebrated literature while earning high school credits.

Island School

Presents the semester program for high school sophomores and juniors set on the island of Eleuthera, The Bahamas. Find information and courses offered by the school.

Just Like Home

Short-term housing for international visitors, including students, medical and business professionals, interns and scholars. Choose from homestay and apartment.

National Registration Center for Study Abroad

Evaluates foreign language programs around the world and registers students of all ages. Programs in 38 countries.

Nikitas Language Abroad Schools

Intermediary offering language courses in various countries.

Northern Illinois University Study Abroad Office

Sponsors short term, semester and academic year programs to all continents for NIU and non-NIU students.

SARG

A resource for researchers, students, and teachers focusing on the impact of study abroad in terms of language learning and cultural adaptation.

The School of Russian and Asian Studies

Consultants on educational programs in Russia and central Asia for international students.

Semester at Sea

Shipboard program for global study abroad, operated by a non-profit in conjunction with Colorado State University.

Spanish Abroad, Inc.

Spanish immersion programs throughout Latin America and Spain. Class information, financing options, and reservation details.

SPI Abroad

Offers college credit language immersion study abroad programs for high school students. Find information on consulate services and on current programs offered.

Students on Ice

Award-winning organization offering student educational expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic. Travel to the ends of the Earth with scientists and other experts.

Study Adelaide

Complete range of education opportunities in Australia including university study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, vocational education and training, school education, foundation studies, and English language courses.

Study Canada

A resource guide for studying in Canada.

Study Group

Provider of specialised educational programmes at schools and colleges, and placements for international students.

Study in Holland

Site dedicated for studying in Holland. It collects all useful information about the educational system and about study abroad programs.

Study in Ukraine

Offers information for non-residents who wish to study at the university level in the Ukraine. Services include visa support letters, transportation from the airport, and lodging accommodations. Page includes a list of fields of study and photo gallery.

Study Overseas Global

International students' guide to studying worldwide. Destinations, scholarships, and fee structure. Based in India.

StudyAbroad.com

Listings and links for programs in more than 100 countries.

Studying in New Zealand

Information about universities in New Zealand and how to get a post-graduate degree in the field of computers.

StudyStay.com

UK Study guide, with information on every aspect of student life in the UK.

Uniap

Consultants for international student applicants to undergraduate colleges, universities, post-graduate study, and research fellowships in Canada and the U.S. Assistance with study management and living for undergraduates and post-graduates.

University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

USAC offers summer, semester and year study abroad programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and Latin America.

USA study guide

International student guide to university and higher education in the USA.

WeStudyAbroad

Directory of both commercial and accredited language study programs, compiled by UC Santa Barbara professor Steve Tash. Includes programs designed for teachers, librarians, and other professionals.

WorldStrides

Travel designed to involve students intellectually, physically and emotionally in the learning process. Tour highlights and information for teachers, parents, and students. 

WorldWideStudy

Helping international students who want to study abroad to find the right university course in the UK, U.S., Canada, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

 

UNESCO

United Nations

UNESCO 

(United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization)

"We must educate a generation of global citizens--versed in Human rights, culturally literate, skilled for intercultural dialogue, compassionate and committed to building a better world for all." 
                                                                                 
~ Irina Bokova,  General Director, UNESCO 


Main Webpage

Established in 1945, UNESCO strives to build networks among nations that enable this kind of solidarity, by: Mobilizing for education, Building intercultural understanding, Pursuing scientific cooperation, and Protecting freedom of expression.  

UNESCO is known as the "intellectual" agency of the United Nations. UNESCO exists to bring this creative intelligence to life; for it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace and the conditions for sustainable development must be built. (source: website)

Leading the Global Education 2030 Agenda

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an ambitious, aspirational and universal agenda to wipe out poverty through sustainable development by 2030. When it adopted the new Agenda in September 2015, the international community recognized that education was essential for the success of all 17 of its goals.

Non-Governmental Organizations

UNESCO "may make suitable arrangements for consultation and cooperation with non-governmental international organizations concerned with matters within its competence, and may invite them to undertake specific tasks.” (UNESCO’s Constitution)
LIST of NGOs

 

UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)  

From pre-primary school enrolment to tertiary graduation rates, the UIS is the leading source for international education statistics. Covering more than 200 countries and territories, UIS includes all education levels and addresses key policy issues such as gender parity, teachers and financing. 

UIS Data Centre includes access to our new data base, UIS.Stat, where you can build your own tables, graphs and maps. UIS.Stat contains all the latest available data and indicators, for education, literacy, science, technology and innovation, culture, communication and innovation. The Data Centre also contains updated country and regional profiles, global rankings and other interactive tools.

UIS Document Library includes fact sheets, reports, information papers, and more. Particularly relevant is the Global Education Digest, a formerly annual flagship publication presenting the latest education statistics worldwide (published between 2003 and 2012). For statistics covering 2012 and later, refer to the UIS website and UIS.Stat.

Universities Abroad

Universities Abroad - Directories and Guides

Association of Commonwealth Universities

The ACU has over 500 member institutions in 37 countries across the Commonwealth. To find out more about our members, select a country from the drop-down menu to obtain a list of universities by nation. 

Complete University Guide for Universities in the United Kingdom

The UK is one of the world's most popular destination for students from overseas. In fact, more than 400,000 international students enrol each year.  International students considering the UK have a choice of over 140 universities and higher education institutions, each offering a great range of tertiary qualifications that will be recognised the world over. (source: website)

U.S. Federal

U.S. Federal Agencies of note to International Education

National Science Foundation, Office of International Science and Engineering

The Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) serves as a focal point for international science and engineering activities both inside and outside NSF. Specifically, OISE supports programs to expand and enhance leading-edge international research and education opportunities for U.S. scientists and engineers, especially at the early career stage. It works to build and strengthen effective institutional partnerships throughout the global science and engineering research and education community, and it supports international collaborations in NSF's priority research areas.

U.S. Dept. of Education

Included here are links from the U.S. Department of Education that are relevant to International Education:

Click for detailed information about the Department's objectives: 

1.  Increase the global competencies of all U.S. students, including those from traditionally disadvantaged groups.

2. Enhance federal, state and local education policy and practice applying lessons learned from other countries to drive excellence and innovation in the U.S. and abroad.

3. Advance U.S. international priorities in strategically important countries through active education diplomacy.

(source: website)   

 

U.S. Dept. of State, Office of Overseas Schools

The Office of Overseas Schools promotes quality educational opportunities at the elementary and secondary level for dependents of American citizens carrying out our programs and interests of the U.S. Government abroad.  Our efforts are to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by upgrading educational institutions which serve to demonstrate American educational principles and methods employed in the United States. (source: website)

Resources for IE

International Education Resources

PIER : Programs in International Educational Resources

Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER) of the MacMillan Center draws upon Yale University’s extensive resources to develop and implement programs, services, and resources designed to advance understanding of international and world regional issues through outreach to education, business, media, and the public.

fresh2refresh

Free tutorials for learning C, SQL, JAVA, JSP, and XML programming

United Nations' Other Agencies

Agencies of the UN

UNICEF : Education

UNICEF is the United Nations agency with a mandate to protect and promote the welfare of the world's children. This link leads to the section of their website that deals with Education.

 

Guide Info

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