General Study Abroad Information
General Study Abroad Handbooks and Resources
- AbroadView – An online magazine that encourages intercultural education and study abroad through information for students, discourse, networking, and support for initiatives of global engagement. Information for students and parents.
- Students Abroad - A handbook from the U.S. Department of State.
- What’s Up With Culture? – An online cultural training course from the University of the Pacific.
- IIE Passport - Information for students and parents about study abroad, including a program directory. Sponsored by the Institute of International Education, an independant non-profit international education and training organization.
- Studyabroad.com – A searchable database for study abroad and intern abroad programs.
- GoAbroad.com - A searchable database for study, work, intern and volunteer abroad.
- Allabroad.us – A site for students and parents that aims to answer questions about study abroad, with a special section on diversity.
- Study Abroad Student Handbook – A comprehensive handbook from the Center for Global Education.
- Study in Europe – An overview of European university systems and living in EU countries.
- Find university and college websites and information from around the globe at International Association of Universities, Universities Worldwide or the Center for Global Education’s Worldwide Colleges and Universities.
- Youth Vote Overseas - Learn how you can vote while abroad.
- Famous People Who Studied Abroad - There is bound to be someone in your field of study who has been influenced by
their study abroad experience.
- NAFSA Notable U.S. Study Abroad and Peace Corps Alumni - Read more about famous study abroad alumni. You might be surprised!
Read About Others’ Experiences, or Write About Your Own
- Transitions Abroad – An online and print magazine and blogs dedicated to work, study, living and cultural immersion travel abroad.
- Glimpse – A forum for sharing the experiences of young adults living, studying and traveling abroad, as expressed through photos, tips, blogs and professionally-edited articles.
- Cafe Abroad - Organized by destination, articles written by students currently abroad. You can apply to be a travel journalist or for paid internships.
- Tales From a Small Planet – An expat website exploring life abroad through message boards, literature, humor and the arts.
- StudyAbroad.com's Blog - Follow "regular" college students in their adventures abroad and interact with them via this website.
- Connecting Our World - Think and learn about how study abroad has changed or inspired you, and take action to encourage it.
- Exchanges Connect - An online social network (started by the U.S. Department of State) of people interested in cross-cultural dialogue and international exchange, open to anyone who is dedicated to building bridges among cultures and making a positive contribution to the world.
- globalEDGE International Internship Directory - A database of international internship opportunities created by MSU's International Studies and Programs.
- My World Abroad - (Formerly "The Big Guide to Living and Working Overseas") A series of quick guides to help you develop your global career skills.
- Global Career Compass - A blog discussing the impact of international education on career development.
- IES Survey on College Graduates - College graduates who study abroad land career-related jobs sooner, with higher starting salaries.