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This page is a good place to find web sites and organizations for students who want to study in another country. This page also includes an adult study abroad section for anyone who wants a learning vacation experience.
  

Student Study Abroad


The Council On Standards for International Educational (CSIET)  CSIET is a private, non-profit organization that establishes standards for international youth education and exchange programs. It monitors and provides information about reputable programs. 

It publishes an annual CSIET Advisory List which contains information about programs which have been evaluated and deemed to meet CSIET's national standards. It is an excellent list for parents and youth who are seeking interesting and reliable travel and exchange learning opportunities.   It contains information about 66 international youth travel and exchange organizations. Each organization's listing includes: countries served, brief program descriptions, cost estimates, financial aid opportunities and contact information. 

Click here to see a list of the organizations on the list and to order a copy. (Note: The Advisory List is also distributed annually to all the high schools in the United States. Contact your High School administration for details.) 
  
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) The CIEE is one of the most well-known organizations that deals with student and faculty travel and study abroad. It is well known for its International Student identity card program.
 

Here are some Popular Study Abroad Sites
 

American Council for International Studies. ACIS is a leader in educational travel for high school students and teachers. Since 1978, ACIS has provided educational tours to Europe and the world and has been committed to helping students broaden their horizons by exploring new countries and experiencing different cultures
 
American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) and its family of companies organizes cultural exchange programs throughout the world for more than 50,000 students each year. Americans going abroad and other people coming here, au pairs, and adult cultural exchanges.  They cover a full range of cultural exchange activities. ACIS is one of their companies.
 
American International Youth Student Exchange Program (AIYSEP).  AIYSEP is a non-profit, high school foreign exchange program that places foreign students in the United States and American students in foreign countries. AIYSEP is accepted for listing by CSIET, Counsel on Standards for International Educational Travel. AIYSEP's International Headquarters is in Tiburon, California.
 
CEA.   Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA) is an excellent site for students who want to study abroad. Very comprehensive and easy-to-navigate.
 
GoAbroad.com   This is a comprehensive on-line source of information on studying abroad, finding a language school, overseas internships, international volunteer positions, teaching abroad, and finding jobs in other countries.  It also  has comprehensive sections on Eco-Travel and other subjects.  Go directly to the Study Abroad or Work Abroad section.
  
NRCSA Web Site.  The National Registration Center for Study Aboard (NRCSA) recommends educational institutions in 38 countries and offers help with registration and travel insurance. 
 
Worldwide Classroom.  The Worldwide Classroom is a member-funded group of educational institutions that lists 10,000 schools in 95 countries. 
 
Peterson's Study Abroad Section.   Peterson's is one of the most comprehensive education resources on the web. Their Study Abroad Section offers many ways to find programs you would be interested in. They also offer information and services for students who want to come to the United States.
 
Studyabroad.com.   An excellent, comprehensive, beautiful, easy-to-navigate site that comes highly recommended by students that have used their services.
  
Youth For Understanding.  This is one of the oldest and best-known student exchange programs for both American students who want to study abroad and foreign students who want to come to the United States.
 

Adult Study Abroad

Field Studies Council  The Field Studies Council is an independent educational charity with headquarters in Great Britain.  They promote a better understanding of the environment.  The organization works through a network of residential and day centers that offer a range of  services including overseas courses, training and publications.  They have study tours worldwide for anyone from any country.
 
Smithsonian Study Tours  They are the largest, most diverse museum-based educational travel program in the United States.  They have carefully designed 360 tours to 250 destinations worldwide each year.  Their educational travel programs reflect the vision and interests of the Smithsonian Institution and provide a combination of study, discovery, and adventure at a variety of levels.
 
Summer Academy   The Summer Academy is one of Britain's leading study travel organizers.  They offer courses hosted by 13 of England, Scotland and Wales' finest universities. All courses are taught by tutors experienced in teaching adults and in making the educational experience a stimulating and relaxing event.  Summer Academy's program is publicized worldwide and attracts an international audience which adds a unique quality to their courses.
 
GoAbroad.com   This is a comprehensive on-line source of information on studying abroad, finding a language school, overseas internships, international volunteer positions, teaching abroad, and finding jobs in other countries.  It also  has comprehensive sections on Eco-Travel and other subjects.  It is the winner of the best study and work abroad internet site. It is also easy to navigate.  Go directly to the Study Abroad or Work Abroad section.
  
iagora.com. This is a wonderful site with lots of interesting content. A very beautiful site that is well laid out. "Every day, more and more people from every corner of the world are seeking to study, work, and travel abroad. Here at iAgora, we believe that this phenomenon is creating a category of people whose open-mindedness, desire to learn, and human values make them true world citizens. Not surprisingly, these people enjoy each other's company. iAgora is a website created as a meeting place for such internationally-minded people and that's why we call our members Internationals ."
  
StudyAbroad.com.  This is the best site we have found for comprehensive information about studying abroad. They have listings and links to thousands of study programs in over 100 countries. It is a beautifully designed site.
 
Transitions Abroad - Work Section. Transitions Abroad is a bimonthly guide of practical information on affordable alternatives to just being a tourist or staying in the rat race. In other words living, working, studying, or vacationing alongside people in another country. The link will take you to their Work Section.
 
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