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Useful resources for studying, working or volunteering abroad

Links to databases

  • Center for Global Education: Study Abroad Student Handbook - Country-specific Web sites with detailed information about what to expect when abroad, including entry requirements, money, language, school system, etc.
  • - This Web site lists more than 4,500 study abroad programs. It also includes information on language courses, internships, etc.
  • - Provides information about study, internships, volunteering, teaching, etc., abroad.
  • - Allows for students to find Study Abroad Institutions based on specific course topics. *Does not indicate Carroll Exchange/Affiliate Universities.
  • Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) - Contains information on CIEE's study and work abroad programs. Has a link to Council Travel, which offers student discount travel opportunities, etc. (See below.)
  • Institute of International Education (IIE) - Publisher of study abroad directories, including Academic Year Abroad, Vacation Study Abroad and Financial Resources for Study Abroad. IIE administers various scholarships and other exchange opportunities.
  • BUNAC (British Universities North America Club) - A work exchange program for American students to work in Britain or Australia. Brochures are available in the IOP Office.
  • Peace Corps- Volunteer work abroad. Carroll has several faculty who are former Peace Corps volunteers. We have contact information for the local recruiter in the IOP Office.

Travel Information Links

  • U.S. Department of State - Provides essential information for U.S. citizens traveling abroad, such as travel warnings and consular information sheets by country, U.S. embassies and consulates, foreign consular offices in the U.S., foreign entry requirements, STEP Enrollment, etc.
  • Center for Disease Control - Contains information about worldwide health conditions and provides recommendations for immunizations for people traveling abroad.
  • The Electronic Embassy - Provides links to Web sites of foreign embassies in Washington, D.C., and contact information. Individual country sites often contain valuable information about visas, cultural exchanges, etc.
  • Mobility International - Provides information on study and travel abroad for people with disabilities. Includes links to providers of travel services for people with disabilities.
  • STA Travel - Student discount travel opportunities, merchandise, etc.
  • Hostelling International: American Youth Hostels - Links to youth hostels worldwide.
  • Let's Go Guidebooks - Web site for the guidebooks written from the student perspective. Highlights include student discounts, hostels, etc.
  • Lonely Planet Guidebooks - Guidebooks for independent and inexpensive travel worldwide.
  • Rail Europe - Web site of the largest U.S. provider of Eurail Passes, which must be purchased in the U.S. before you travel.
  • Trip Buzz - Find things to do in your free time in US and Canadian cities