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 abroad. The main focus is on students who are interested in studying in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. It includes tools for selecting a country and finding a college or course.
US Classroom Culture
Part of the “US Culture Series” published by NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, it provides an overview of the USA higher education system.
Introduction to American Life
Part of the “US Culture Series” published by NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, it provides advice on adjustment to USA culture.
Managing Your Money
Published by NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, this brochure provides information on the USA monetary system and how to make arrangements to transfer funds for living and educational expenses.
Medical Insurance for International Students, Scholars, and Their Families
Published by NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, this brochure provides an introduction to the USA health care system.
Convert-me.com
Online tool for converting figures from one measurement system to another.
Resources for International Exchange
This site contains a large list of resources for study abroad, some of it from a USA perspective.
CultureGrams
Short briefings on the customs and cultures of more than 100 countries.
Study in the USA
Launched in 1996, Study in the USA provides international students with information about hundreds of universities, colleges and English language programs in the USA. It also has companion sites for summer, boarding school and community college students. The site can sort, search and compare schools by price, location and area of study. Study in the USA also provides information about USA culture, education and admissions, as well as testing, scholarship and visa information. The Study in the USA web site is available in multiple languages. Study in the USA publishes international admissions magazines that provide information about American education to international students.
The Web of Culture
This site has good sections on cross-cultural communication.
WorldWide Classroom
WorldWide Classroom provides an extensive planning guide for study and travel abroad. The site also contains links to educational programs around the world, organized by country and by program category. Program categories include university study, adult enrichment, foreign language immersion, teen camps, volunteerism, and internships, among others. For more information, call 1-414-224-3476, fax 1-414-224-3466, write to WorldWide Classroom, Box 1166, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1166, or send email to study@worldwide.edu.