This page is a good place to
find web sites and organizations for students who want to study in
another country and for those who want to participate in a student
exchange program. . We also include an
Adult Study Abroad section for
non-student adults who
want a learning vacation experience in another country. This
page is primarily focused on Americans but some of the websites have
worldwide coverage and may have versions of their website in your native
language if it is not English.
Student Study Abroad Organizations
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. Note: The CSIET Advisory List is also distributed annually to all the high schools in the United States. Contact your High School administration for details.)
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
Some Popular Study Abroad and Student Exchange Websites
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.
The Fulbright Commission - Secondary School Exchange Programs.
They have a
good list and information about organizations that offer cultural and
high-school-level exchange programs for students aged 13 to 19. Most of
the programs are academic home-stays where students stay with a host
family and attend a local high school. Please note that these programs
generally expect students to pay their own expenses as scholarships are
They cover study aboard programs for U.S. college students. Very
comprehensive and easy-to-navigate.
This is a
comprehensive source of information for 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
NRCSA Web Site. The National
Registration Center for Study Aboard (NRCSA) recommends educational
institutions in 38 countries and offers help with registration and travel
Worldwide Classroom. The
Worldwide Classroom is a member-funded group of educational institutions
that lists 10,000 schools in 95 countries.
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
excellent, comprehensive, beautiful, easy-to-navigate site that comes
highly recommended by students that have used their services.
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.
Field Studies Council
They are the largest, most diverse museum-based educational travel program
in the United States. They have carefully designed hundreds of tours to 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
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
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
|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
- Work Abroad. 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.