Abroad.com The biggest of them all! The umbrella organization
This website has the most comprehensive listing of schools,
language programs, internships and jobs on the web.
Student A good start for anyone going overseas. They cover
the practical aspects of getting visas, student discounts etc.
Journal of Academics This website is for non-U.S. students
and professionals wanting to study in the U.S.
Scholarships Listings for scholarships, travel insurance
and much more!
Lists unpaid internships, jobs etc. organized by continent and
Youth Connect Our mission is to build and support a community
of youth working to defend human rights and social justice.
They organize summer courses abroad, this year it's Cambodia.
However, the programs do cost money.
Education Our mission is to break down cultural barriers.
We offer educational travel to students and their teachers.
Our ultimate mission is to offer travel to every student, regardless
of their socioeconomic background.
International Partnership for Service-Learning
is a not-for-profit educational organization of colleges, universities,
service agencies and related organizations united to foster
and develop programs linking volunteer service and academic
study for credit.
Aid lists international scholarships and foreign related
Council A very useful site for visa info, scholarships to
the UK and studying abroad.
Ed Educational site that links travelers with classrooms.
Scholarship Guide The name says it all!
Aid News monthly newsletter on updates to the world of financial
Abroad Loans Ifyou're financial aid doesn't cover study
abroad, here's a possible alternative.
is a volunteer group that offers training and placement for
KLM (Amsterdam, Intl-Northwest)
Varig Brazilian Airlines
and COURIER TRAVEL
BLOGS and RESOURCES
We've collated Country specific information on our World
at a Glance Pages. Please go to the main page and click on a country
flag to go to each Country Specifics. (Please
be patient- Still Under Contruction)
New York City
South Pacific Islands
An excellent site for people trying to get into travel writing. TravelWriters
sells a directory of 500 magazines and newspapers, complete with submission
rates, guidelines and deadlines. Invaluable resource for
people trying to get published. They also have a marketplace for travel
writing jobs needed.
Weekly Each week they publish freelance writing jobs. Helpful
hints for writers about how to find motivation and publishing contacts.
They also have a monthly "24-hour short story contest".
- Global Ear
The follow up to the now defunct Blue Ear. An online community of
writers, journalists and observers.
is a self-publishing company that allows you to lay out and publish
on demand your own book at very reasonable rates.
H Photo The massive store in NYC has an excellent website for
all your photography needs. Expecially good prices for slide film
own Photo Gallery is sponsored by PBase. After much shopping around,
this is the easiest sites to use and create your own albums, subtitles
for each photo and artists titles.
Student Exchange Card ISE Cards are invaluable when traveling
abroad. These student discounts can add up to real money, especially
in Europe. If you're going abroad you must get this card!
The place to get your Eurail Pass before leaving
for your trip. Eurail is the cheapest and easiest way to ride
the trains of Europe. Also sells student discounts on hostels
and tours etc.
New York Pass includes: entry to 40 of New York's most exciting
attractions, including The Empire State Building, The Guggenheim
Museum, The Statue of Liberty, a Metrocard good for unlimited
bus and subway travel. The New York Pass lets you skip the lines!
Has great international flights, especially multi-stop or round
the world flights. (Amy Matthews)
The big travel discount store. Check here for prices on air
travel and hotels. Rates and airfares change weekly.
INSURANCE, MEDICINE and VISAS
Has visa info for most countries and rush services available.
Has medical info plus a list of travel docs from all around
the country. (recommended by Amy Matthews)
Travel, one of the UK's largest online insurance providers.
They sell hundreds of single, annual and backpacker policy options.
World Insurance- travel insurance policies and comparison
Travel Center Excellent Policy Picker system
Travel.com Good resource for student travelers
Insurance The name says it all.
Health and Travel
Planet Jam-packed with info and advice
Travel Health online directory.
Society of Travel Medicine - health clinics around the world.
Print before you go!
is a huge demand for English teachers around the world. Teaching
English is one of the best ways to really learn about a foreign
country. Getting a certificate virtually guarantees you a job
anywhere in the world.
Boland School Increasingly TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign
Language) certificate programs are required by schools overseas.
My Travel Bug readers will receive
a 5% on program tuition.
TEFL Program ICAL offers both TEFL and TESL certificate
ESL Cafe THE starting point for all things teaching English.
This is an excellent community online for what it's really like
to teach English, lesson ideas, new jobs posted etc.
school overseas in an American or British
curriculum school! This site lists teaching positions around
the world. You basically get paid as a Western teacher but live
and work around the world. Plus summers off!
An excellent site for people trying to get into travel writing.
TravelWriters sells a directory of 500 magazines and
newspapers, complete with submission rates, guidelines and deadlines.
Invaluable resource for people trying to get published.
An excellent starting point for volunteering, internships and
jobs around the world. They also administer Action without Borders
a listing of activist jobs.
Drum Beat Jobs in communication and media around the world.
They also have a separate newsletter on Human Rights jobs.
Jobs A biweekly newsletter on International development
jobs around the world. Job listings tend to be non-entry and
More jobs listed overseas. Generally in the tourism arena.
World Good for international jobs and internships. They
have a weekly email list with new openings.
Approach Language programs and technique
used by the FBI and CIA. Also offers programs in non-traditional
languages such as Vietnamese.
Glide Language courses
in Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Russian, ESL and Latin.
Army Knives Essential for traveling- swiss army knives,
watches etc. Just remember to put that knife in your check-in
Store stocks thousands of name-brand carriers of camping
is possibly the largest camping gear store online. This company
is a co-op so you receive part of your purchase back at the
end of the year. REI contributes proceeds to Sierra Club and
other like-minded organizations.
Always a useful tool for traveling. Or showing off when you
must be the change we want to see in the world."- Mahatma
small organizations around the world that are making a difference
Women's Project Protecting, promoting and teaching the artisan
craft of weaving rugs in Turkey. A fascinating project involving
local Turkish women, an American resident and the Internet to
sell hand woven rugs.
Albert Schweitzer Founded in 1956 in Deschapelles, Haiti
by Americans Larimer and Gwen Grant Mellon , this amazing hospital
has become a leader in the developing world as a pioneer in
vaccination, community outreach and education.
Fistula Hospital Located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this
hospital was founded by Australians Reginald and Catherine Hamlin
to eradicate the stigma and trauma of fistula, a small hole
in the bladder which develops during childbirth. This hospital
works hard to restore dignity for these young women, simply
by performing a $450 surgery.
Bhutan An excellent website about
this little known country next to Nepal. There are a limited
amount of visas granted annually to visit Bhutan so this is
a good place to start for advice and tourist information.
is a nonprofit education organization, headquartered in Maryland,
committed to ensuring the meaningful education of Nigerian children
in order to promote peaceful co-existence, global understanding
and a world citizenry that is both responsible and productive.
Awaz Suno (Hear My Voice) - is an Urdu-language radio programme
produced by Pakistani women journalists to raise issues affecting
both women and children. Supported by Internews Pakistan and
funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).