General International Education Information
Both the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education provide extensive information on international educational opportunities:
This site provides numerous links, geared primarily toward foreign students wishing to study in the United States, including information on visas, higher education in the U.S., and Advising Centers around the world that advise prospective international students and other audiences on higher education and study opportunities in the U.S.
This site provides a national information and referral service to assist American educators, students, and parents with access to reliable information about international education.
Individuals seeking information on high school-level exchanges may wish to consult the Advisory List of International Educational Travel & Exchange Programs, published by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET). This publication provides a resource through which parents, school personnel, and prospective exchange students can gain an understanding of various international youth exchange learning opportunities.
The IAWG does not sponsor international exchanges and training programs nor fund students who wish to study in the United States or abroad. The following links may provide useful funding information:
- Colleges, College Scholarships, and Financial Aid
- The College Board Site
- FINAID: The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
- Financial Aid for Undergraduate International Students
- Foreignborn.com: Paying for School/Financial Aid
- Institute for International Education
- Partial List of Awards for International Undergraduates
- Peterson’s Resources
- Edupass: The Smart Student Guide to Studying in the USA
- Studyabroad.com: Financial Aid Information (for U.S. students wanting to study abroad)
Students and their parents should be aware of scholarship and financial aid scams. The following notice from the Federal Trade Commission contains important information that should be read by all students seeking financial aid.
Students currently in the U.S. and seeking funding to continue their studies are encouraged to consult the following resources for information on possible funding sources which may be helpful. Most of these resources should be available in your local or campus library or at your institution’s international student office.
The Foundation Directory lists general private and non-profit funding sources, as well as other grants which may be appropriate.Funding for U.S. Study published by the Institute of International EducationScholarships, Grants & Prizes published by Peterson’sScholarships for Study in the USA & Canada published by Peterson’s Sports Scholarships & College Athletic Programs published by Peterson’s andGrants for Graduate and Postsecondary Study published by Peterson’s.