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While there is some basic information that will apply to most campuses, you must meet with your education abroad adviser to learn the specifics about education abroad opportunities and processes at your home institution. The links and information provided will provide you with some of this basic information, but cannot substitute for meetings with your study abroad, financial aid, and academic advisers.

Resources for U.S. Students


Exchange Programs: The U.S. Department of State supports exchange programs to and from the United States that reach under-served audiences and that emphasize leadership, 21st century skills development, and language learning. Learn more about these exchange programs for U.S. participants, including the Fulbright program and Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.
IIEPassport: Search a database of study abroad programs from the Institute of International Education.
ISEP: International Student Exchange Programs, a worldwide network of over 300 higher education institutions in 50 countries, provides a directory of study abroad programs.

Find Funding

IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding: Search a database of study abroad scholarships, grants, fellowships, and other funding opportunities from the Institute of International Education.
Internationalscholarships.com: Search a large database of grants, fellowships, loans, and other forms of funding available both abroad and in the United States.
Student Aid on the Web: View the U.S. Department of Education’s guide to federal student aid.

Find Advice

Students Abroad: Get detailed advice from the U.S. Department of State covering almost everything a student needs to know before studying abroad.
Travel.state.gov: Go to the official source for advice, travel advisories, and resources for all Americans traveling abroad.
Passports: Get a valid passport and any necessary visas before you travel. The Bureau of Consular Affairs at the State Department has all the information you need as well as applications.


Resources for International Students


EducationUSA provides information to prospective international students on topics such as accreditation, financing an education in the United States, how to select the right institution, and the steps that students need to take in order to apply and gain admission to U.S. schools. EducationUSA.state.gov provides links to independent search engines that help students narrow their choices:

Exchanges.state.gov The U.S. Department of State supports exchange programs to and from the United States that reach underserved audiences and that emphasize leadership, 21st century skills development, and English language learning. Find information about U.S. Department of State funded exchange programs, including the Fulbright program, Community College Initiative Program, and Global Undergraduate (Global UGRAD) Exchange Program. AmericanEnglish.state.gov: The American English website provides resources for teaching and learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL), exploring American culture, and encouraging conversation within the global EFL community.

Find Funding

Find detailed, up-to-date information on scholarship and financial aid for students considering study in the United States. Your 5 Steps to U.S. Study helps prospective students identify different types and sources of financial aid and access links to other reputable information on sources of funding for U.S. study.

IIE Funding for U.S. Study is an extensive database of scholarships, fellowships and grants organized and maintained by the Institute of International Education.

Find Advice

EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State-supported network of hundreds of advising centers around the world. EducationUSA advisers provide international students with accurate, comprehensive, and current information about how to apply to U.S. colleges and universities. Work towards your goals with the help of EducationUSA’s Your Five Steps to U.S. Study. EducationUSA staff also work with U.S. higher education professionals to promote international student recruitment. Find an advising center near you and contact an EducationUSA adviser in your area.

Study in the States: The Department of Homeland Security provides an information hub for international students by bringing together the various federal agencies that play a role in implementing the student visa and exchange visitor programs, including the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program: The U.S. Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program furthers foreign policy interests of the United States by increasing the mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of mutual educational and cultural exchange experiences. The Department of State designates, monitors and partners with U.S. organizations to administer the Exchange Visitor Program, including government agencies, academic institutions, educational and cultural organizations, and corporations.