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IIEPASSPORT STUDY ABROAD DIRECTORY HOW TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE RESOURCES FOR STUDY ABROAD Key Tips and Questions from the Forum on Education Abroad By Brian Whalen CHOOSING TO STUDY abroad as part of your undergraduate education is more common in today’s global society than ever before. Students, professors, administrators, and corporate and government leaders understand the value of the distinctive and important outcomes of a study abroad experience. However, these outcomes and their benefits depend in great part on you. Education abroad continues to become more popular each year, yet the number of U.S. students who participate is still a relatively small percentage (37 percent) of all college and university students. If you choose to study abroad, therefore, you will have a special opportunity of which you should take full advantage. Choosing to study abroad, however, is an important decision that requires you to weigh several factors. For example, what are the important things for you to think about when choosing a study abroad program? How can you discern the quality of the programs that you are considering? How should you prepare to study abroad? And how can you make the most of studying abroad? On the following pages are some practical suggestions based on my 20+ years of advising and discussing study abroad with students. I should say also that I am the parent of two college students, and between them they have studied abroad (not surprisingly) on seven different programs. I hope what I have learned about what makes study abroad most rewarding will be helpful to you. For more information, check out the great resources listed on this page and be sure to visit your study abroad office. IIEPassport Website www.iiepassport.org International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership www.ipsl.org Mobility International USA/National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange www.miusa.org Study Abroad Funding www.StudyAbroadFunding.org Forum on Education Abroad www.forumea.org Transitions Abroad www.transitionsabroad.com U.S. Department of State: Traveling Abroad http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/tips_1232.html http://travel.state.gov/travel/living/studying/ studying_1238.html http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/emergencies/ emergencies_1190.html David Griffith, Boren Fellow to Thailand in 2010, interviews a woman using a homemade fishing net device to capture small fish and shrimp from an irrigation ditch running through some rice paddies outside of Udon Thani in northeast Thailand. www.IIEPassport.org 9 http://www.iiepassport.org http://www.ipsl.org http://www.miusa.org http://www.StudyAbroadFunding.org http://www.forumea.org http://www.transitionsabroad.com http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/tips_1232.html http://travel.state.gov/travel/living/studying/studying_1238.html http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/emergencies/emergencies_1190.html http://www.IIEPassport.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Passport Directory 2012

A Message from Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO, IIE
How to Have a Successful Study Abroad Experience
Fast Facts from Open Doors
Funding Opportunities and Resources for Study Abroad
How to Use the IIEPassport Program Listings
Study Abroad Program Listings in Africa and the Middle East
Study Abroad Program Listings in the Americas
Study Abroad Program Listings in Asia and Oceania
Study Abroad Program Listings in Europe
Study Abroad Listings for Worldwide Programs
Sponsoring Institutions
Fields of Study
Special Options
Index of Advertisers

IIE Passport Directory 2012