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Worldwide or Multi-Country Databases
Europe (Central and Eastern)
Europe (Western)
Middle East
Study Abroad Funding Sites
Study Abroad Programs

Editor's Note: Transitions Abroad — given our history of being direct and founded by a devoted and award-winning study abroad advisor who put education and experiential learning above all else — must remind students and parents that study abroad and related experiential programs have become a massive industry in recent years, so please keep this in mind when browsing websites and choosing your program(s) to get the maximum out what may be your primary advanced educational abroad experience. Your choice(s) may perhaps result in the most transformative experience(s) as a student and in your life, as almost every thoughtful Student Writing Conteast entry we have ever received has noted.

There exist so many great programs, so taking your time to do all forms of research is more critical than ever, especially given the costs involved in time, money, and investment in yourself.

Worldwide Databases provides a comprehensive and up-to-date education abroad website with search provisions, emphasizing engaging and empowering minorities in the field of study abroad and other international experiential programs well before DEI was a widespread term. is a fine commercial database/website of study abroad and other experiential programs with search provisions and reviews of providers. The very slick site clearly was created by many programmers and interface designers, is ad-driven, and includes some good content with enviable SEO. is a fine commercial database/website of study abroad and other experiential programs with search provisions and reviews of providers. The very slick site clearly was created by many programmers and interface designers, is ad-driven, and includes some good content with enviable SEO.

Institute of International Education (IIE) is a nonprofit that publishes comprehensive data on study and work abroad programs. IIE Passport is a user-friendly search engine that lets you find the program characteristics you're interested in, such as location and language of instruction.

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) is a nonprofit organization that offers grants for study abroad worldwide. specializes in directories. The site has a commercial directory of study abroad programs and special directories for language courses and internships/volunteer programs, and more.

Editor's Note: has long been unique in its coverage of a wide variety of education abroad options, from study abroad to educational travel at all ages. Transitions Abroad magazine was the first to offer directories of study abroad and other experiential programs for students and graduates, including what was called creative or "alternative travel."

Since 1977, the site has provided full and unrestricted access to its database of resources, first-hand reports compiled by international education specialists, program participants, and Study Abroad Writing Contest winners chosen based on their candid and critical experience.

Unlike many other abroad sites, Transitions Abroad provides as many links as possible to helpful information on other sites to facilitate you finding matches for what you seek, rather than tempting you to always remain within our borders.

Univ. of Michigan, International Center's Overseas Opportunities Office is not a database but a directory, a collection of outstanding articles, annotated links, and print resources for study, work, and travel abroad, including in-depth reports on work abroad options.

Univ. of Minnesota, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance is a website with outstanding search provisions and resources for study and travel abroad.

Wandering Educators is a study abroad and travel library hosted by an expert in international education, with many regular contributors, and featuring many thousands of first-hand articles, book reviews, and other helpful information for students and those who practice independent educational travel at all ages.


Study in Africa is part of a website hosted by Michigan State University's African Studies Center that includes an extensive list of study abroad programs offered by U.S. institutions, with descriptions, contact information, and links for email and websites. An excellent video on study in Africa is available.


Freeman Scholarships are for undergraduates with financial need to study in Asia. Apply online.


Study in Australia is the official Australia Government website for international students.

Central and Eastern Europe

American Association of Teachers of Slavic & East European Languages (AATSEEL) is a professional association website with study abroad internships, scholarships, and career information related to Central and East European Studies.

Western Europe

American-Scandinavian Foundation includes a comprehensive directory of study, language, and work abroad programs in all Scandinavian countries, including U.S.-sponsored programs.

Cultural Vistas offers several paid study-internship programs in Germany for students, graduates, and professionals. The website provides program information, listings of current internship openings, and links to information about Germany.

Cultural Services of the French Embassy is the official site for information on The Teaching Assistant Program in France, and more.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides comprehensive official information on direct enrollment, degree study, and scholarships for Germany. Links to German universities and DAAD's Guide to Study and Research in Germany (aka "Surfin' Germany").

Best Global Universities in the United Kingdom by U.S. News and World Report provides detailed evaluation, information, and advice about studying abroad at universities in the UK..

Middle East

AMIDEAST's Guide to Study Abroad is the website of the America-Mideast Educational & Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST includes perhaps the most complete listing of study abroad programs in the Middle East.)

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