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We extend a warm welcome to our latest sponsors: East Carolina University, Johnson County Community College, Old Dominion University, Emporia State University, and many others. Stay tuned to learn more about these exceptional academic opportunities!

For the latest visa regulations and immigration information, visit the U.S. Department of State's comprehensive listing of U.S. embassies and other diplomatic missions.

Locate a U.S. Department of State-Affiliated Overseas Educational Advising Center near you, compliments of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

American Accent -- English Pronunciation Video Training: This program is delivered via DVD or online by a certified Speech Pathologist. It is a fun, listen-and-learn approach without diagrams, symbols or phonetics.

Study Online: This continually updated resource provides information about online degrees, courses, colleges, universities, and other helpful articles.

Continuing Education: Explore comprehensive information relating to adult continuing education in order to attain higher educational levels and increase your career prospects.

Asia / The Pacific Rim: The Hong Kong - America Center promotes understanding between Hong Kong and American societies through educational and cultural exchanges. Current initiatives include summer internships, workshops for educational advisors, and a leadership conference for students from universities in Hong Kong and Macau, the Pearl River Delta region of Guangdong and the United States. is a non-profit service dedicated to delivering scholarship information from around the world for Indonesian students.

The Malaysian American Commission on Educational Exchange offers in-depth information about USA university selection, recruitment events in Penang, and an extensive list of scholarship and grant opportunities.

The U.S. Education Information Center in Singapore is a division of the Center for American Education and is recognized by the U.S. Government as an official source.

Europe: OSEAS-Europe, a sub-group of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, lists textual information and internet links to educational advising offices throughout Europe and the Newly Independent States. The digital market for placements and graduation assignments in Europe. The website complements its Exduco Graduate Studies Guide; 100,000 copies are distributed free to prospective students in more than 30 countries.

IDEA VERONA: Since 1998, this Study Center in the historical center of Verona (Italy) has specialized its offerings beyond teaching all levels of the Italian language to students from all countries. Now cultural courses range from Italian art, architecture, literature, and history to Italian cinema and theater. Courses are available by the month or semester, as well as in varying summer periods. Recent special programs of collaboration with universities are available, as well as a program of work / study leading to internships.

Centro Giacomo Puccini: An Italian language school, recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education. Learn Italian in Tuscany, at the seaside, while learning the Italian culture.

Scuola Leonardo da Vinci: Learn Italian in Florence, Rome or Siena while learning the Italian culture! Health insurance information for European students (in German). A German website about career, education, internships, and language programs all over the world. (in German) features articles and information about all aspects of study abroad: visa issues, accommodations, health insurance, and more.

International Language School Guide: Provides free, comprehensive information on language and academic programs from language schools, colleges and universities from all around the world.

Swedish Students: At, search for universities, colleges, employment, au pair and volunteer jobs all around the world (in English and Swedish).

Spain Exchange is a virtual, bilingual service based in Spain that offers information regarding schools, language and academic programs in Spain and in other countries. links educational institutions worldwide with a select Russian-speaking audience interested in study abroad programs. We provide information on featured universities, colleges, secondary schools, language courses, distance learning programs all around the world.

The United States-United Kingdom Fulbright Commission offers quality educational advice, a free pre-departure guide, and more!

Middle East: AMIDEAST (America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc.) is a private, nonprofit organization seeking to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa. Every year AMIDEAST offers thousands of students and professionals in the Middle East and North Africa appropriate English language and skills training, supports numerous institutional development projects in the region and administers academic exchange programs. Founded in 1951, AMIDEAST is headquartered in Washington, DC with a network of field offices and education centers located in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, West Bank and Gaza, and Yemen.

The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP): AMIDEAST Cairo administers the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program in the West Bank, Gaza, and Egypt. The IFP provides fellowships for advanced study to exceptional individuals who will use their education to further development in their own countries and greater social and economic justice worldwide.

Mobin Group's Center for International Study provides a range of educational opportunities for students particularly from the Middle East. From English language training to high school and university study, group studies, to specialized training, Mobin's expertise helps students - from young people to seasoned professionals - achieve their personal goals.

Yeda Plus is an Israel-based company that offers comprehensive services to help in all aspects of attending English-language college or university. Yeda Plus teaches in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Be'er Sheva and Eilat. The company offers preparatory courses for standardized tests - TOEFL, GRE, SAT, GMAT - as well as courses which focus on improving essay-writing skills. The site also includes free information about international student scholarships.

The Israeli Center for Academic Studies in the USA features sections on MBA Programs, TOEFL and GMAT Tests, and Essays and C.V. Preparation. The site is composed in both English and Hebrew.

South America / Caribbean: The Fulbright Commission in Chile is an official part of the international educational program sponsored by the United States Government. The Fulbright Program has provided more than 250,000 participants - chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential - with the opportunity to study and teach in each other's countries, exchange ideas, and develop joint solutions to address shared concerns.

Centro de Intercambio y Educacion Internacional advises persons in Chile who want to study or work in the USA, and administers international exams and scholarships.

IIE / Latin America features U.S. Education Information Centers in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Learn more about testing, fellowships, publications and college / university fairs throughout Latin America.

CHOICES Online is a guide to further and continuing studies for students in the Caribbean. The organization also hosts Career and Education Expos in June each year.

Universidad Internacional (located in Morelos, Mexico) features Spanish training as well as high school and degree programs. UNINTER is structured in four divisions: Social Science, Adminitration and Engineering, Humanities and Linguistic Studies, and High School.

Africa: Visit "Around the Web" or ATW if you're interested in the latest news around the web, around the world. ATW is a South African-based publication featuring news, reviews, product give-aways, and various other web-related elements. Look for their weekly Web site Review, Game Review, Cool Tools and Netbits.