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International Education Week

Recommended reading

An LGBT student guide to studying abroad
From GoAbroad, this guide provides information about the legal status of LGBT citizens around the world as well as resources for scholarships for LGBT students to study abroad, recommended programs, and recommended places for study abroad.

Assessing changes in mood state in university students following short-term study abroad.
Short-term study-abroad (STSA) programs provide a more accessible alternative for students who would otherwise not consider engaging in academic activities overseas.

The global classroom : an essential guide to study abroad Gain insight into some practical aspects of studying abroad and how integrate the experience into your career as an engaged global citizen.

Internationalizing education: local to global connections for 21st century
Cameron White offers a unique perspective in addressing issues in global, international, and comparative education.

The study-abroad solution: how to open the American mind
Learn about the impact that international study has on Americans’ attitudes towards U.S. foreign relations.

Related research tools

Bilateral relations fact sheets
Learn about the land, people, government, history, and economy of countries around the world via these United States Department of State publications.
Links to country embassy websites, many of which contain valuable cultural and travel information.

How much does it cost to travel around the world?

Lives without limits
From the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this project promotes the importance of inclusion in international exchanges.

Nomadic Matt
Travel smarter, cheaper, and longer

Students abroad – US Dept. of State
The U.S. State Department offers students a one-stop reference for international travel.

Study abroad scholarships
A study abroad scholarship is a monetary award for students to use toward the expenses of their program such as travel, course, credits, books and lodging.

Transitions abroad
A portal to articles and resources for volunteer and paid work abroad, living or studying abroad, and cultural travel.

Learn about visas, passports, travel tips, and country-specific information on this U.S. Department of State “international travel” website.

USA study abroad
The U.S. Department of State is committed to supporting the next generation of diverse American leaders to gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a globalizing world.

Volunteer abroad
Look for volunteering programs based on geographic location or program type (from agriculture to women’s rights).