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7- How can I work or study abroad?
  • Studying in the United States
  • Working in the United States
  • Studying and Working in the Rest of the World
  • International Experience
  • Studying or working somewhere else in your own country or abroad can help you learn a new language, gain special expertise, and can enrich you both personally and professionally. It's a good way to change your obligations into opportunities.



    Top of pageStudying in the United States

    75- College Board On-line
    www.collegeboard.org

    This site is a great place to start if you want to know more about studying Stateside. Its search engine will allow you to perform multiple types of searches (by school name, by type of school, etc.). You can also search for colleges using your own personal preferences (e.g., majors, sports, financial assistance). This is a little more complicated but it yields excellent results. The site also provides other valuable information on such topics as educational costs, admissions procedures and financial aid. In some cases you can even apply on-line.

    CIP: You can also learn all you need to know about the SAT and the other admission tests from this site: www.collegeboard.com/testing.

    CIP: You will find a lot of great information on careers on this site. Go to: www.collegeboard.com/apps/careers/index.

    76- Edupass
    edupass.org

    Any international student who wishes to study in the United States needs information on visas, living arrangements, admission requirements and finances. Edupass helps you prepare for an enjoyable stay in the United States. The site is clearly laid out and very easy to use. If you need more information, you can send an e-mail request to an adviser directly from the site.

    77- Peterson's Education
    www.petersons.com

    The Peterson's guides are among the best sources of information on education and job training in the United States. Hundreds of undergraduate and graduate programs exist in the States, and this site's search engine will allow you to locate the ones that might interest you. You will also find information on summer schools, career education, international study programs, admissions procedures and much more.

    78- 2008 School Rankings — U.S. News and World Report
    http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/
    usnews/edu/grad/rankings/rankindex_brief.php

    So, you've already decided to pursue your education south of the border, and now you're trying to decide among a number of institutions offering programs in your chosen field? Start your search here! Every year, USNWR produces rankings of U.S. colleges and universities at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The site is very specific: you can find detailed rankings of law schools that specialize in intellectual property, to cite one example. Just click on the type of school you want in the left frame to get on your way!

    Advice: Don't waste time trying to guess how the rankings work! Read the section on methodology at:
    http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/
    usnews/edu/grad/rankings/rankindex_brief.php
    .

    CIP: Find graduate schools rankings at:
    www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/grhome.htm.
    Find community college rankings at:
    www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/cohome.htm.

    CIP: Want to complete your education at a distance? Use the new Distance Education Directory at: www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/elearning/elhome.htm.



    Top of pageWorking in the United States

    79- America's Job Bank
    www.ajb.dni.us

    This is the original American version of our own Job Bank, and it's bigger. In November of 2005, the site contained more than two million available jobs. Job seekers first select a job category and a zip code before launching their search. Each job description contains a profile of the state, the wage and other relevant information. It is also possible to use a keyword search and to look for specific job titles.

    80- Career Builder
    www.careerbuilder.com

    This site offers an extensive yet easy-to-use listing of job opportunities across the United States. Career Builder is actually a clearing-house of job postings for more than 70 other American sites, including USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and the Microsoft Network. You can search for jobs by location, job title, salary, industry and keyword. This site is a must for anyone thinking about heading south of the border to work.


    Top of page Studying and Working in the Rest of the World

    81- Braintrack University Index
    www.braintrack.com

    This comprehensive site will allow you to find any university Web site in the world. Start your search for the school that interests you by using the alphabetical list of countries. Click on the country's name to get a list of its universities.

    82- Canadian Guide to Working and Living Overseas
    www.workingoverseas.com

    The Canadian Guide to Working and Living Overseas is Canada's authoritative reference for international job seekers. This Web site will introduce you to the guide and its content. Here you will find a lot of valuable help, whether you are planning a short internship or would like a long-term assignment abroad. It contains a list of organizations with overseas programs and a Web directory of resources to help you find great international opportunities.

    83- Career Tips
    www.careertips.com

    Career Tips lists top career sites from six different countries: Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S. Not as complete as some other Web sites, but the information here has been carefully selected. For each country, there are links to immigration resources, job boards, and information on industrial associations and educational options. Where else can you cover so much ground on a single Web site?

    84- GradSchools.com
    www.gradschools.com

    This Web site lets you search through 53,000 graduate school programs all over the world. Simply select your field of study in the pull-down menu to get a list of programs in the United States and other parts of the world. There are also quick links to business graduate programs and distance education options.

    85- International Academic Mobility — Human Resources and Social Development Canada
    www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/gateways/nav/top_nav/program/iam.shtml

    HRDC's International Academic Mobility initiative (IAM) enables young Canadian students to access learning opportunities abroad and increase international skills, knowledge and understanding of international issues. Through the development of consortium partnerships, Canadian universities and colleges collaborate with higher education institutions in other countries in a reciprocal exchange of people, knowledge and expertise.

    86- Jobpilot
    www.jobpilot.com

    Would you like to work in Europe? If so, this is the site for you! Jobpilot is a set of Internet job boards found in most European countries: France, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain and others. Each national Jobpilot board has its own personality, but all will allow you to look for jobs in the same categories: IT and telecommunications, manufacturing and engineering, science and technology, health care, HR management, education, legal, creative arts and many others.



    Top of pageInternational Experience

    87- International youth program — Foreign affairs and International trade Canada
    http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/123go/menu-en.asp

    This Web site is a must for Canadian youth who would like to acquire international experience. International Youth Programs is designed to provide an initial, paid, career-related international experience to unemployed or underemployed youth.

    CIP: Interested in a career in the foreign service? See www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/department
    /service/menu-en.asp#employment
    .

    88- Worldwide Classroom
    www.worldwide.edu

    An amazing site for the student traveller! You will find information here on just about any country, including currency exchange, travel tips and advice, and, of course, schools with international programs. The site is filled with other useful information on air travel, cultural and language issues, and a lot more.



     
    There are search engines that help you find job offers and contact information for educational institutions abroad.

    It is possible to study in the United States even if you haven't mastered English yet.