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U.S. Department of State Resources

100,000 Strong Initiative
In January 2011, AACC received a letter from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton asking for support from AACC and its member colleges to help "realize President Obama's goal of dramatically increasing the number of American students studying in China."

Students Abroad Website 
This U.S. State Department website is a one-stop reference for international travel. Resources target students, their parents, education abroad professionals, and colleges.


NAFSA: Association of International Educators Resources

NAFSA claims to be the is the world's largest nonprofit professional association dedicated to international education. It provides many resources and professional development opportunities to its members and the higher education community in general.

Education Abroad Knowledge Community serves professionals who advise U.S. students engaging in study, internship, work, and volunteer opportunities abroad; directors and administrators of such programs; representatives of overseas institutions that accept U.S. students; and faculty and administrators involved in international educational exchange.


Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC) Resources

CONAHEC advises and connects institutions interested in establishing or strengthening academic collaborative programs between or with institutions of higher education in Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

Student Exchange Program is designed for both undergraduate and graduate students. The program covers all academic disciplines as well as options for students interested in academic coursework and on-the-job training and/or experiential education abroad. Check the CONAHEC website for additional information, including applications, programs, costs, and study abroad funding information.

Institute of International Education (IIE) Resources

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is working in partnership with U.S. colleges and universities to increase the number and diversity of American students who go abroad and to encourage study in places of growing strategic importance to the United States. IIE offers a single point of entry to access valuable study abroad information: policy research, data on study abroad trends, news coverage of new developments, fact sheets for students, and dates and deadlines for major scholarship and fellowship programs. For more information see IIE's study abroad portal.

Information and Policy Resources for Students, Administrators & Advisers

IIEPassport materials help students find the right program and provide advisers with tools to help counsel students and promote study abroad. IIE provides a searchable database of study abroad programs and a wealth of tools for students and advisers – newsletters, city and country portals, destination of the month brochures, calendars, maps, and timely tips.

Study Abroad Funding
This online search engine allows students and advisers to search by country or subject to find study abroad grants and scholarships.

Open Doors: Statistics on International Student Mobility
Open Doors is IIE’s long-standing, comprehensive information resource on international students in the United States and U.S. students who study abroad. Open Doors features graphic displays, data tables and figures, and to-the-point policy-oriented analysis. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

IIE White Papers
Through a series of surveys and dialogs, IIE produced a series of white papers that focus on expanding study abroad participation and capacity, including one entitled "Expanding Education Abroad at U.S. Community Colleges." These white papers can be downloaded from the IIE website.

Get a Passport: Study Abroad campaign - The Institute of International Education encourages community colleges to join them as a Partner Campus to encourage more students to study abroad and to view passports as essential to becoming globally competent professionals. See link or contact Jessica Angelson at or 212.984.5360.


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