Resources

Miscellaneous Guides
Miscellaneous Guides

American University and English as a Second Language Information Service (AUESLIS) The AUESLIS web page provides information for international students about academic programs in the US. It is sponsored by the Conversa Language Center. For more information, send email to conversa@iac.net. The International Education Site This site provides information for students worldwide who are interested in study...

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History of the USA
History of the USA

For a good capsule history of the USA, visit one of the following sites: An Abridged History of the USA, by William M. Brinton A Hypertext of American History. This is an enhanced hypertext version of several USA Information Agency publications. A good introduction to American history is Kenneth C. Davis’s Don’t Know Much About History:...

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International Student Office Web Sites
International Student Office Web Sites

Each university name is linked to the web site of the school’s international student office. These sites are a good source of university-specific information for international students, as well as general advice. Cleveland State University Cornell University  Florida International University Hawaii Pacific University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Michigan State University Ohio University Princeton University Purdue...

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Placement Services
Placement Services

American Educational Guidance Center (AEGC) AEGC operates a fee-based college placement service for international students. AEGC provides international students with assistance in gaining admission to USA institutions of higher education. AEGC has arrangements with 100 “cooperating” institutions that have agreed to accept their generic application form, waive initial application fees, and render admissions decisions in 15...

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Embassies
Embassies

The Electronic Embassy This site provides information about and links to the web sites of foreign embassies in Washington, DC. The Embassy Web (alternate URL) This site provides a searchable database of diplomatic posts worldwide, including web sites. Related Organizations EducationUSA EducationUSA is operated by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the USA Department...

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Bibliography
Bibliography

Books about Studying in the US Gregory A. Barnes, The International Student’s Guide to the American University, National Textbook Company, Lincolnwood, Illinois, 1993. $12.95. 208 pages. Includes a 15-page chapter on financial aid. To order a copy, write to NTC Publishing Group, 4255 West Touhy Avenue, Chicago, IL 60646-1975. College Board, International Student Handbook of USA Colleges,...

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Publishers
Publishers

Institute of International Education (IIE) The IIE is a nonprofit organization that promotes international education. They publish several useful guides, including Funding for USA Study: A Guide for Foreign Nationals, English Language and Orientation Programs (a guide to ESL programs in the US),Academic Year Abroad, and Vacation Study Abroad. Books can be ordered by calling 1-800-445-0443, faxing 301-953-2838, or sending...

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Student Exchange Programs
Student Exchange Programs

AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc.AFS is an international non-profit organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help promote international understanding and a peaceful world. Among other programs, they offer the AFS Global Classroom. American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) Founded in 1964, the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) organizes study abroad and cultural exchange programs for more...

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Professional Associations
Professional Associations

This section provides links to professional membership organizations and associations for educators involved with international student exchange and study abroad. American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) AACRAO is the national professional organization for admissions and credential evaluation. American Council on International Intercultural Education (ACIIE) ACIIE is an affiliate of the American Association...

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Mailing Lists
Mailing Lists

The following mailing lists are devoted to topics related to study abroad and international student exchange. None of these lists are forums for answering student questions. INTER-L is an electronic mailing list for international educators. Changes in immigration laws are regularly posted to this list. To subscribe, send email to listserv@vtvm1.cc.vt.edu with subscribe INTER-L firstname lastname school...

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