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Supplementary online resources for students and teachers, including additional information on topics such as diversity, distance learning, and special needs education.

Internet Links


Links for Students

Getting Ready

  • EduPass
    The Smart Student Guide to Studying in USA, which provides facts on college admission, financial aid, passports, visas, and more

Colleges and Universities

  • America's Best Colleges
    U.S. News & World Report ranking of colleges, including articles and other information.

  • American Association of Community Colleges
    The American Association of Community Colleges is the primary advocacy organization for approximately 1,100 associate degree-granting institutions. In addition to providing links to the websites of community colleges, the website contains important information about the organization's ongoing activities, its lobbying activities and some basic statistics about the landscape of community colleges.

  • Colleges and Universities
    This site provides easy state-by-state access to the web sites of community colleges, four-year colleges and universities throughout the United States.

  • College Board OnLine
    Searchable database of degree-granting institutions. Includes online applications for colleges and universities and online registration for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and other pre-admission tests.

  • College Opportunities Online (COOL)
    Compiled by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, COOL is a direct link to nearly 7,000 colleges and universities in the U.S.

  • Peterson's, The Education & Career Center
    Peterson's books, software, networking services, online activities, and special admissions services are among the most widely used sources of information about American schools, camps, colleges, universities, and other educational opportunities.

  • MIT: Program on Internet and Telecoms Convergence
    Information on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and its successor, the Communication Futures Program, a cross-cutting partnership between university and industry

  • USArts: International Training Program
    USArts International Training and Internship Program places international and United States students and post-graduates with arts and culture-related organizations to complete valuable on-the-job training and internship placements in the United States.

Financial Aid

  • Federal Student Aid: International Students
    Information to help the international student who wishes to study in the United States, from the U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid (FSA).

  • Paying for School: Financial Aid
    Detailed information on where to go to find financial aid for international students with links to sites with additional information. Includes information on work/study programs.

  • FinAid
    The Smart Student Guide to financial aid provides information about scholarships, loans,  military aid and more.

  • United Negro College Fund
    The nation’s largest, oldest, most successful and most comprehensive minority higher education assistance organization.

International Exchange Programs

International Education

  • Peterson's Guide for International Students
    A description of higher education in the United States, types of U.S. institutions, the academic calendar and advice on how to apply to a college or university.

  • College View – International
    Information for students includes featured schools, campus profiles, information about studying in the U.S., student services, application basics and scholarship programs.

  • International Education Service (IES)
    IES assists students in finding an appropriate college or university in the U.S. The site includes a listing of universities and colleges interested in attracting students from abroad as well as information for educational advisors.

  • NAFSA: The Association of International Educators
    NAFSA promotes exchanges of students and scholars to and from the U.S. The association provides professional education and training and acts as a forum for sharing ideas on international education.


  • Educational Testing Service
    Users can register online for various pre-admission tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    Includes a registration center, sample questions, test preparation tips, worldwide locations of test centers and other information about the TOEFL.

  • Standardized Test Preparation
    The Princeton Review offers test preparation in a classroom setting, through online courses, or with a private tutor.

Links for Teachers

Lesson Plans

  • Blue Web'n - A Library of Blue Ribbon Learning Sites on the Web
    Searchable online library of over 2,045 Internet sites categorized by subject, grade level and format (lessons, activities, projects, resources, references and tools).

  • The Educator's Reference Desk
    Links to 3,000 resources on a variety of educational issues, lesson plans, a question archive and the ERIC database.

  • Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
    FREE is a working group of over 30 federal agencies providing hundreds of federally supported teaching and learning resources available through its website.

  • The Gateway to Educational Materials on the Web
    Lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources from federal, state, university, non-profit and commercial Internet sites; sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Global SchoolNet Foundation
    Currently, schools from over 100 countries participate in GlobalSchoolNet online projects. Includes a collaboration center clearinghouse with helpful material on content, potential collaborative partners, learning tools, and implementation strategies. The CyberFair section explains how young people can conduct research, publish their findings on the Web, and have the opportunity to win accolades.

  • MarcoPolo: Internet Content for the Classroom
    The MarcoPolo program provides no-cost, standards-based lesson plans, student activities and reviewed websites for kindergarten through twelfth grade teachers and students.

Education Sites

Research on Education

Distance Learning

  • Online Education Datebase
    OEDB currently contains reviews of 620 programs from 57 accredited online colleges. The database sorts its reviews by program, college, or degree level.

  • Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration
    A peer-reviewed electronic journal published quarterly, with articles by practitioners and researchers with specific focus or implications for the management of distance education programs.

  • Peterson's Distance Learning Programs
    Descriptions of distance learning programs and courses at U.S. institutions, including contact information, searchable by course of study and degree/award level.


  • Modern Language Association 
    Links to Modern Language Association of America (MLA), which provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy.

  • Diversity Innovations from DIVERSITYWEB
    DiversityWeb's profiles of over 200 universities and colleges with diversity programs

Special Needs Education


  • Digest of Education Statistics
    Compilation of statistical information covering the field of education from pre-kindergarten through graduate school, produced by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), U.S. Department of Education.

  • National Center for Education Statistics
    NCES, U.S. Department of Education, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the United States and other nations.

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