Study Abroad Search Engines

An extensive web site listing study abroad programs. Search by country or by subject. Includes sections on intensive language programs, work/internship programs, and travel resources.

IIE Passport
A powerful searchable web database on 5,000 learning opportunities worldwide, compiled by the Institute of International Education (IIE). IIE also provides an excellent overview of the various ways in which you can study abroad (ie: enrolling through a U.S. institution, directly enrolling at a foreign university, etc.) on the Basic Facts on Study Abroad section on their web site.

The Peterson's Education Center Studying Abroad Sector
Search for all types of study abroad programs.
An excellent resource containing listings of study abroad programs. Includes sections on intensive language programs, work/internship programs, and a study abroad chat room.

Transitions Abroad
A bimonthly magazine for those interested in working, studying, and living abroad. Available from bookstores and at local libraries, including the CIE Resource Library. This page of their web site includes essential articles, resources, and programs for those interested in international study.


British Council
Lists funding and scholarship information for study in the United Kingdom.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers Undergraduate Scholarships to highly qualified undergraduate students for study abroad, university language courses, senior thesis research and/or internships in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Freeman-ASIA Award for study abroad in Asia
The Freeman-ASIA Award Program is designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning on studying overseas in East or Southeast Asia. Applicants must have applied or have been accepted to a country-based study abroad program from among the following countries and regions: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

Fulbright Scholarships
For both Americans going abroad and incoming foreign students. Grants are made to citizens of participating countries, primarily for: university teaching, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

The Gilman International Scholarship
This scholarship provides awards for US undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000.Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

International Education Financial Aid
IEFA is the premier Internet resource for financial aid information for students wishing to study in a foreign country. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist students in their pursuit to study abroad.

The Association of International Educators provides a good introduction with its "Basic facts for students"

NSEP Boren
NSEP was designed to provide U.S. undergraduates with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in countries and areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. As a student of another culture and language, you will begin to acquire the international competence you need to communicate effectively across borders, understand other perspectives and analyze increasingly fluid economic and political realities. NSEP is especially designed to support students who will make a commitment to federal service.


Student Exchange

Project IMUSE (Initiating Mutual Understanding through Student Exchange) is a nonprofit organization offering undergraduate students around the United States with a unique fellowship opportunity in China. Each fellow will spend two weeks with other fellows from around the US and China, exploring US-China relations by attending events, learning from each other, and exploring their role in the future of their countries. Fellowship delegates will be provided will full living accommodations in Beijing for two weeks as they participate in a series of group discussions, cultural activities, speaker events, and guided tours that will promote both their understanding of China and of their Chinese peers. Please refer to the website for more information: