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AmeriCorps is the national service program through which 40,000 people each year tackle community problems from disaster relief to tutoring. Find out how you can join AmeriCorps.
Amigos de Las Americas http://www.amigoslink.org/
Volunteer organization that send young Americans to Central and South America for humanitarian experiences.
Association for Experiential Education http://www.aee.org/nabout.html
The Big Daddy of hands on, live it and learn it education. AEE provides conference and membership information as well as links to all sorts of incredible and diverse learning opportunities.
Castle Rock http://www.castle-rock.org/
The Castle Rock Institute is an educational community devoted to balancing academic work in the Humanities and outdoor adventure. It sponsors off-campus study programs for college students that combine coursework in religion, philosophy, literature and art with backpacking, climbing, biking, and paddling with locations in North Carolina and Australia.
City Year http://www.cityyear.org/
City Year is a national youth service organization that unites diverse young people ages 17-24 for a demanding year of full-time community service, civic engagement and leadership. For their work, corps members receive a weekly stipend of $175 and upon graduation are eligible for a $4,725 post-service award to be used for educational pursuits.
Corporation for National Service http://www.cns.gov/
Learn how you can make a difference by serving with an Americorps or Learn and Serve America Program. After their term of service, AmeriCorps members receive education awards that help finance college or pay back student loans.
Disney World College Internship Programs
If you wish to work/intern at Disney World may be interested in exploring this work/internship program for college students.
An urban experiential education program in the Worcester MA area, that combines internships with educational seminars, community service and independent living.
Site for foreign students who wish to study in the US. Includes advice on college admissions, finances, English as a 2nd Language, visas and cultural differences.
Educational Travel http://www.educationtravel.com/
Information about traveling to learn a language in the country where it is spoken informally as well as at colleges and universities.
Experiment in International Living http://www.experiment.org/
An international nonprofit organization promoting intercultural learning through home stays, educational group travel, study abroad, language training, work exchange, and other cultural immersion programs.
Gap Year http://www.gapyear.com/
Travel ideas for students who want to see the world in the year between high school graduation and enrolling in college.
Global Routes http://www.globalroutes.org/high_school.html
Cross cultural exchange is an integral part of all Global Routes programs. The cornerstone of the Global Routes experience is a two to three week home stay in a remote rural village. Here you immerse yourself in the daily life and ritual of your host community and work with locals on projects chosen by community leaders.
Global Quest http://www.gquest.org/
GlobalQuest offers twelve-week semester programs in international settings. The program was established in 1999 and initial semester offerings are based in Thailand. Spring and fall semesters are for high school seniors and high school graduates between school and college.
IIE Passport http://www.iiepassport.org/
IIEPassport offers a comprehensive search for study abroad programs. You can search for these international education opportunities by country, language, subject and many other criteria. After conducting a search, you will receive a list of study abroad programs that match your needs specifically as well as a list of other education abroad programs in which you may be interested.
Interim Programs http://www.interimprograms.com/
Interim offers individuals of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to explore different areas of interest via a personally tailored, experience-based format. Since its inception, INTERIM has designed creative “time on” for over 3,500 young people between the ages of 15 and 70, and has created an ever-growing database of over 4,000 options worldwide: Internships/Apprenticeships, Volunteer Work, Cultural/Academic Study Programs, and Language courses.
Ithaka offers a rigorous experiential and academic work/study immersion in Greek culture. The study is inter-disciplinary, covering the main areas of culture and learning from ancient times to the present day. It is accessible to the broadest range of students, with varying interests, abilities, and training.
Job Talk http://www.jobhotline.org/bboard.htm
Current training programs in metro Chicago that offer specific career preparation in a year or less.
Leap Now http://www.leapnow.org/home.htm
Leap Now is a source for internships, volunteer positions, work exchanges, and experiential academic programs in 129 countries and the United States.
National Outdoor Leadership http://www.nols.edu/NOLSHome.html
This school teachers outdoor skills and leadership and offers courses ten days to full semesters in the world’s most spectacular wilderness classrooms.
Outward Bound http://www.outwardbound.com/
International federation of over fifty schools on five continents which offers students a safe, adventure based program with learning options.
Peace Corps http://www.peacecorps.gov/
Information on how to volunteer to help others around the world.
School Year Abroad http://www.sya.org/
Secondary level school in which American students live for a full year in a European or Chinese family while earning U.S. graduation credits and receiving rigorous preparation for top U.S. colleges and universities. Every year approximately 60 eleventh and twelfth graders attend one of SYA’s schools in Beijing, China; Rennes, France; Viterbo, Italy; and Zaragoza, Spain. SYA is a consortium of 23 member schools around the United States. The charter members of the consortium are Phillips Academy (Andover, MA), Phillips
Credit-bearing semester programs focusing on college level academics, seamanship, travel and personal growth for high school graduates and college students.
Semester at Sea http://www.semesteratsea.com/
Semester at Sea is designed to be a global semester in your undergraduate career. As academic sponsor of the program, the University of Pittsburgh grants academic credit for participation.
Spain Exchange http://www.spainexchange.com/
If you would like to study in Spain, find the the type of school or program you are seeking. The site includes links to: Universities in Spain, Spanish Language and Culture Programs, Study Abroad USA-based Programs, Spanish Language Schools, Professional Development and International Secondary Schools. Information on student housing and financial aid also included.
Student Conservation Association http://www.thesca.org/
Mission: To build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.
Study in Canada http://www.studyincanada.com/
This site explains the differences between the US and Canadian post secondary systems and offers reasons why studying in Canada might be a good choice. Also provides links to Canadian school web sites.
Study in the USA http://www.studyusa.com/
This site helps international students access information about universities in the US or choose an intensive English program. It has a searchable data base and information about getting a visa, applying for admission, etc.
Studying Abroad http://www.studyabroad.com/liteimage.html
On-line study abroad program directory. Here you will find listings for thousands of study abroad programs in more than 100 countries throughout the world. You will also find hundreds of links to study abroad program home pages.
Study in Europe http://www.hobsons.com/studyeurope
Explore profiles of European institutions, read regional overviews, and explore different education systems offered in Europe. See what living and studying in Europe is really like through other students’ real life experience. On line experts also available for your questions.
Study Overseas http://www.studyoverseas.com/
Provides free university and college advice for students worldwide who are considering studying abroad for an international education. The Course & College search section contains details of hundreds of colleges and universities that are currently recruiting international students, together with a database of the best articles that have appeared in the leading journals on international education.
Summer Jobs http://www.summerjobs.com/
Use this site to find a summer job or post your resume. Many of the jobs on this site are international. You can locate jobs by keyword or location. This site also explains why work permits are required for some students especially for students under 18.
Summer Opportunities http://www.d230.org/cs/wiseman/guidance/summer opportunities/
List of academic and vocational opportunities available in the summer that will help prepare students for college and/or help them decide on a career direction.
Taking Off http://www.takingoff.net/
Commercial program which works with young people (ages 16-25) who are taking time off from a traditional classroom setting either before, during, or after college. Taking Off works closely with the student to develop and implement a well thought out plan which maximizes the individual’s time and experience and ensures that “stopping out” doesn’t become “dropping out.”
Taking Time Off http://www.takingtimeoff.com/aboutWeb.html
Although this site was created to market a book of the same name, it offers many good suggestions for students who are not ready to attend college and are looking for meaningful experiences in the year after high school graduation.
United World Colleges http://www.uwc.org/uwchome.html
The United World Colleges are a group of ten related International Schools, with locations throughout the world, and dedicated to promoting international understanding through education. Students from 16-19 years of age come from all corners of the globe to live and study together, and to learn about each other in an environment that fosters peace, cooperation, and personal challenge. UWC students are chosen on merit, regardless of race, creed, color, background or financial ability and the majority are awarded scholarships.
Volunteers for Peace http://www.vfp.org/
Consultation and placement service for work camp hosts and volunteers, linking people with programs. Programs foster international education, voluntary service and friendship.
Where Are You Headed http://www.timeoutassociates.com/index.html
There are experiential and educational opportunities that fall outside of the linear high school and college track. This company has put all those opportunities under one roof and made it easy to find them, sort them and evaluate them.
Where There Be Dragons http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/
Offers students and adults learning opportunities through off the beaten path, small group expeditions to counties in Asia, Central America and South America. Trips are rugged,, creative and engaging journeys that combine wilderness exploration, trekking to remote villages, introduction to traditional philosophy and artistic traditions, home-stays, service projects, language training, and cultural studies.
Working Abroad http://www.workingabroad.com/
Working Abroad/VWIS (Voluntary Work Information Service) is an international networking service for volunteers, workers and travelers on volunteer projects in over 150 countries worldwide. On this site, you will find professional and personalized information on voluntary work abroad, including: organizations that are looking for volunteers, and personalized reports on grassroots organizations in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North America.
Youth for Understanding http://www.youthforunderstanding.org/
Venerable organization that provides international travel/study exchange programs for students all over the world.