Resource Links

  • Accreditation in the United States
    This U.S. Department of Education site offers an overview of the accreditation of institutions of higher education. The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality.
  • Education Policy Clearinghouse
    This site, by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, is designed to help users access education policy and teacher quality information.
  • The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Database
    ERIC is a centralized bibliographic database of journal articles and other published and unpublished educational materials and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Educator’s Reference Desk
    Offers links to 3,000 resources on a variety of educational issues, lesson plans, a question archive and the ERIC database.
  • eduPASS! The SmartStudent Guide to Studying in the USA
    Information for international students on college admissions, passports and visas, traveling to and living in the United States and a discussion of cultural differences, among other topics.
  • English Language Programs
    Study offers links to English language instruction programs throughout the United States.
  • Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
    FREE is a working group of over 30 federal agencies providing access to hundreds of federally supported teaching and learning resources through its website.
  • Hobsons U.S. Education Guides
    Information for students includes featured schools, campus profiles, information about studying in the U.S., student services, application basics and scholarship programs.
  • Network for Education Information
    An interagency and public/private partnership whose mission is to provide official information assistance for anyone seeking information about U.S. education and for U.S. citizens seeking authoritative information about education in other countries.
  • Peterson’s Distance Learning Programs
    Descriptions of distance learning programs and courses at U.S. institutions, including contact information, searchable by course of study and degree/award level.
  • Peterson’s Guide for International Students
    A description of higher education in the United States, types of U.S. institutions, the academic calendar and advice on how to apply to a college or university.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    TOEFL measures the ability of nonnative speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university settings. TOEFL’s site includes a registration center, sample questions, test preparation tips, worldwide locations of test centers and other information about the TOEFL.
  • USA Study Guide
    The Guide’s professional staff specializes in matching qualified international students from around the world with US schools. It offers information on admissions, life in the USA, immigration, financing, a school search function, and more.

Additional Resources

  • American Council on Education
    ACE, the major coordinating body for U.S. higher education institutions.
  • American Association of Community Colleges
    The primary advocacy organization for U.S. community Colleges.
  • American Federation of Teachers
    The AFT was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers. It is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.
  • Colleges and Universities
    This site provides easy state by state access to the web sites of community colleges, four year colleges and universities throughout the United States.
  • Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
    CIEE, a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, is a leader in international exchange programs and related services.
  • Institute of International Education (IIE)
    Resources for students, scholars, educators and university or college advisers as well as research on international education issues. A description of the Fulbright Program includes application information.
  • International Education Service (IES)
    IES assists students in finding an appropriate college or university in the U.S. The site includes a listing of universities and colleges interested in attracting students from abroad as well as information for educational advisors.
  • NAFSA: The Association of International Educators
    NAFSA promotes exchanges of students and scholars to and from the U.S. The association provides professional education and training and acts as a forum for sharing ideas on international education.
  • National Education Association (NEA)
    Information about public schools and the issues they face, including reviews of pending legislation, from the association representing the concerns of public educators.

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