A World to Study and Explore
In the world of education, the Web is a tremendous marketplace of ideas and contacts for educators, high-school guidance counsellors, international student advisers, international educators, and study-abroad advisers looking for learning opportunities either for their students or themselves.
This section is dedicated to providing an entrée to the numerous disparate and dispersed resources for professionals in international education and related fields. Many are directed to Canadian educators, others are of value to educators from abroad as well. The Canadian Bureau for International Education is particularly concerned with HEALTH AND SAFETY of international sojourners.
Here is a sampling of what’s available across the Web to explore and pursue. Note, though, that further information and resources are available throughout this site and at the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s homepage at www.cbie.ca.
for students and educators
for students, Canadian and international
for Canadian students
for international students: information on Canada
For students and educators
These sites offer opportunities for your own professional development as well as counseling tools to address your students’ needs.
www.aupelf-uref.org: site run by Agence universitaire de la Francophonie features information about programs available worldwide to study French literature and language and other disciplines in French.
www.britcoun.org/canada: British Council in Canada site has information for British and Irish students who wish to teach English in Québec; the homepage also has details on an international professional development program for teachers as well as background on study opportunities in Britain. Also a fund for education administrators and researchers.
www.canlearn.ca: Human Resources Development Canada bilingual site includes a complete Canadian education directory.
www.cfsi-icse.gc.ca: Canadian Foreign Service Institute bilingual homepage includes information about customized training available in foreign languages, professional development and intercultural studies.
www.cicic.ca: Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials site that has information on credential evaluations in Canada as well as an inventory of online resources for international post-secondary education.
http://canada.campusfrance.org: features information about studying in France, including details about inter-university agreements between France and Canada and exchange programs available for students and teachers between both countries.
www.ets.org: comprehensive resource for students, educators and administrators, run by the Princeton, New Jersey-based Educational Testing Service, on all levels of education. Connections to TOEFL and other standardized test information.
www.horizoncosmopolite.com: site includes information on programs for high schools; summer camps for 14-to-17-year-olds and group programs for adults.
www.idrc.ca/awards: International Development Research Centre site has details about the international development award programs its funds and administers for both Canadians and permanent residents of Canada as well as nationals from developing countries.
www.intercultural.org: site of the Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI) in Portland, Oregon which offers professional development summer courses as well as a Master of Arts in Intercultural Relations.
www.petersons.com: a cornucopia of information about colleges and universities, graduate programs, adult and distance learning programs, private schools, summer opportunities and study-abroad programs.
www.studyabroadandwork.com: features programs designed to provide classroom enrichment opportunities and staff development possibilities to educators who undertake either domestic or foreign travel. For example, credit is available to high school and college students who want to earn credit attending study-abroad programs, Spanish language home-stays or French-language immersion.
www.ukcosa.org.uk: site of the London-based Council for International Education (UKCOSA) features information about studying in the United Kingdom, along with details about a certificate program for international education professionals offered by UKCOSA and the University of Nottingham’s School of Education.
www.youth.gc.ca: Government of Canada bilingual site loaded with information about education and training opportunities for both students and teachers.
www.youthmillennium.org: a project designed to engage youth, especially 11 to 14 year olds, in making a difference to their community-currently 9000 young people in 75 countries.
For students, Canadian and international
These links are designed to help you engage your students and advise them on their international future.
www.braintrack.com: self-billed as “the world’s most complete” education index to universities.
www.cacee.com: bilingual homepage for the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers provides a searchable directory of universities, businesses and organizations within and outside Canada, which offer internships to students and recent graduates.
www.campusaccess.com: a comprehensive resource that features a directory of Canadian universities, colleges and graduate schools; information for high school and international students; and internship programs and opportunities to teach English abroad.
www.campusprogram.com: site has information about and links to Canadian and American university and college programs searchable by subject, such as arts, business or science.
www.chinet.org: site has information about cultural home-stay educational exchanges in Canada, Japan, Korea and the Slovak Republic.
www.crossculturalsolutions.org: site features information about the Insight Cuba Program, which enables participants to learn about the people and culture of Cuba.
www.ecis.org: European Council of International Schools comprises over 500 members in over 100 countries.
www.edupass.org: billed as the “Smart Student” guide to studying in the United States, with information about college admissions, education costs and scholarships.
www.embark.com: features links to Canadian and American undergraduate, law and graduate, business, and career and technical schools, including a feature that enables users to register with a school online.
www.gradschools.com: comprehensive online source of international graduate school information.
www.iagora.com: includes reviews by international students about their study-abroad experience at university and a way to contact them with questions.
www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/eduhome.htm: section of U.S. News & World Report site with assorted information about studying in the U.S., including an online tool that helps visitors choose the best place to live and go to school as well as a ranking of the best colleges and graduate schools.
www.worldwide.edu: site contains information on over 10,000 schools in 95 countries.
www.worldofstudy.com: features a searchable international database of schools, colleges and universities.
For Canadian students:
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/123go/menu-en.asp: bilingual site that features information about the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade’s International Youth Programs, including young workers’ exchange, study work-abroad, co-op education and international academic programs.
www.netcorps-cyberjeunes.org: bilingual site of the Government of Canada’s NetCorps Canada International program, which offers young Canadian adults with skills in information and communication technologies volunteer internships of about six months in duration in developing countries.
www.sevec.ca: bilingual homepage of the Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada, with information about SEVEC’s group reciprocal home-stay exchange program for young Canadians between the ages of 11 and 18.
www.swap.ca: bilingual working-adventures site details several programs, including an internship program whereby Canadian or foreign students in Canada can undertake a period of practical training, from one to 18 months in various countries.
For international students: information on Canada
www.globalstudy.com: includes a directory of schools in Canada and elsewhere which run ESL programs.
www.neads.ca: bilingual site of the National Educational Association of Disabled Students, based at Carleton University, which features links to Canadian colleges and universities offering online information services to students with disabilities as well as information on campus-based groups of students with disabilities.
www.thescec.com/abra: site has a list of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) schools in Canada and enables visitors to compare schools on one screen.