ACE, the major coordinating body for the entire spectrum of U.S. higher education institutions, provides leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues.
This is the primary advocacy organization for America's 1,173 public and independent community colleges.
CIEE, a nonprofit organization, creates and administers programs that allow U.S. high school and university students and educators to study and teach abroad, and facilitates work, travel and training programs in the United States for international students and teachers.
The Education Commission of the States is a nonprofit, nonpartisan interstate organization that facilitates the exchange of information, ideas and experiences among state policymakers and education leaders from all levels of the U.S. education system. The Web site provides documents, facts and lists of links on a wide range of education topics.
The SmartStudent Guide to Studying in the USA. Among other topics, this site provides information for international students on college admissions, passports and visas, traveling to and living in the United States, and a discussion of cultural customs and differences.
The eGranary Digital Library places Internet resources on a server on university campuses in developing countries that have little or no Internet connectivity. The materials can be accessed by patrons over their local area networks at no cost. It is a part of the University of Iowa's WiderNet Project ( http://www.widernet.org/digitalLibrary/index.htm ).
A nonprofit consortium providing database access to thousands of lesson plans and other educational resources found on various federal, state, university, nonprofit and commercial Internet sites.
This nonprofit organization brings teachers and students together worldwide to participate in collaborative online learning projects.Among other projects, it co-sponsors and manages the State Department's annual Doors to Diplomacy ( http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsndoors/index.cfm ) contest, which challenges students worldwide to create Web sites that teach the importance of international affairs and diplomacy.
Information for students interested in studying in the U.S. includes overviews and articles ( http://www.useduguides.com/guidance )on choosing schools, preparing for study in the U.S., understanding U.S.culture and exploring "A Day in the Life of a U.S. Student."
An independent nonprofit founded in 1919, IIE is an experienced leader in international education and training programs, with 18,000 men and women from 175 nations participating in IIE programs each year. Among its research and evaluation products is its flagship project, Open Doors, a critical resource for understanding student mobility trends to and from the U.S.