- United Kingdom - The University of Leeds is member of BUTEX, which offers scholarships to undergraduate Americans and Canadians wishing to study at one of these universities.
- Japan - The AIEJ Scholarship is for study at Tohoku University through the Global E3 program. (Applications are automatically sent to all students who apply through Global E3 to study in Japan.) For more information, please contact your on-campus Global E3 advisor, or Global E3 directly. Additional available scholarships include:
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
Japan America Society of Chicago
For US Students (By US Region)
- IIE/Midwest Study Abroad Scholarship (The midwest states which fall under our jurisdiction are: IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, OH, SD, and WI)
- IIE/Southern Study Abroad Scholarships (The southern states which fall under our jurisdiction are: AL, AK, Fl, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, and Puerto Rico)
- IIE/West Coast Study Abroad Scholarships (The states which fall under our jurisdiction are: AL CA, HI, NV, OR, WA.)
Summer Program Opportunities
- Summer Programs - Available to Global E3 students as fee-paying programs, and not administered by IIE as part of the Global E3 Program. Please visit the program website, and contact the university directly for more information.
**Please email Global E3 if you have recommendations for additions to this website.
Useful resources on the web for students preparing to study abroad
Studyabroad.com Handbook - advice on financial matters for study abroad
The Universal Currency Converter (converts all major currencies)
Internal Revenue Service (don't forget to prepare your taxes while you are overseas)
US State Department, Visa Services
US State Department, Passport Services
US State Department - Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheets
Foreign (Non-US) Embassies in the United States for Visa Information by Country
Embassies in Washington DC - Embassy.org
Embassies in Washington DC - Embpage.org
American Consulates and Embassies Around the World
Visa Assistance Companies
We recommend that you apply for your student visa on your own. However, if you would like assistance, these companies, for a fee
will assist you in applying for and getting your student visa to study abroad. They will assist you no matter where you live in the US,
or what country you are going to:
- Perry International (recommended by quite a study abroad advisors)
Phone: (312) 372-2703 (summer 1999: they charged $35 + the cost of the student visa; office in Chicago)
- CIBT Global Relocation Services (CIBTGRS)
Phone: 1(888) 967-5847 (summer 1999: they charged $200 for their service + the cost of the student visa; office is in Houston)
- Executive Visa, Inc.
Phone: (202) 588-5377
- Travisa Phone:
Phone: (800) 222-2589 or (800) 421-5468 (summer 1999: charges vary by country)
Health and Safety Related
Centers for Disease Control
Centers for Disease Control Travel Page Educational Exchange - great list of information and questions to help you prepare
Planet Out Travel
Travelling with Disabilities
Mobility International USA
Access-Able Travel Source
Vegetarian Society of the UK
Time and Metric Conversion Related
Time Zones - This is an excellent resource for family and friends so they know when to contact you.
Travel Related (Tickets, Eurail Passes, International Student ID Card)
CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange
Student Travel Agency
Also check some of the travel web sites. Another good place to try is the Sunday New York Times travel section which always carries advertisements for discounted travel. Global E3 cannot make any recommendations and does not guarantee the quality of any of these companies.
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