Academic Programs International 
Pre-Departure Cultural Materials

Abilene Christian University
INTS 241.S1/S2: Intro to Global Studies

Center for Global Education
SAFETI Clearinghouse

Center for Global Education
Student Study Abroad Safety Handbook

Central Intelligence Agency
The World Factbook

Macalester College
Resources for Re-entry

University of Minnesota: Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
Maximizing Study Abroad: Program Professionals’ Guide and Student Guide and
R. Michael Paige, Andrew D. Cohen, Barbara Kappler, Julie C. Chi, and James P. Lassegard. 

Middlebury College 
Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation for Non-Middlebury Programs

Peace Corps
Invitee Toolkit

Peace Corps
Staging Director’s Guide

Culture Matters: The Peace Corps Cross-Cultural Workbook. Can I still be me? Survey, Peace Corps World Wise Schools training curriculum, Module I. Insights From the Field: Geography-It’s More than Just a Place)
It’s Your World: Student’s Guide to Education Abroad     

UK Student Life website

UNESCO website

University of the Pacific
What’s Up With Culture?

University of Wisconsin-Madison Orientation Website
University of Wisconsin-Madison International Academic Programs
University of Wisconsin-Madison Money & Banking while abroad
University of Iowa International Programs: Returnee Handbook

The World Bank Group
Countries & Regions

The World Bank Group
Country Data

The World Bank Group
United States Data Profile

World Health Organization
Country Information

University of Manchester Language Centre
Reading in a Foreign Language

Costs: from the Study Abroad Handbook by Bill Hoffa

Center For Global Education Students Abroad - Methods of Communication While Abroad.

Study Abroad Programs and Study Abroad Information


Kohls, R. (1979)   Survival Kit for Overseas Living, chapter 18 Culture Shock: Occupational Hazard of Overseas Living. Intercultural Press, Yarmouth, MN

Why learn another language? guide to written language.

Foreign Language Learning Homepage:Learning: Mnemonics.

Porter, K. Globalization: Good or Bad?, Globalization Issues

Responsible Study Abroad: Good Practices for Health & Safety, NAFSA: Association of International Educators

International Student Travel Confederation

IES, Institute for the International Education of Students Alumni Career Resources)