Financial Aid

Fields of Study

Choosing a School/
Institutional Profiles

Application Process

U.S. Culture

Non-Traditional Options/
Other Resources

Test Preparation


This page is intended for educational advisers working at education information/advising centers that receive reference materials from the Advising and Student Services Branch (E/ASA). 

For a list of materials provided in the past year, please check the delivery table for FY1998.  


The FY1999 listing below describes materials offered in the current fiscal year (October 1998-September 1999). Descriptions are provided to assist advisers in selecting appropriate items.  If particular titles are for some reason not available, the Advising and Student Services branch will substitute an appropriate title. Please see cable USIA 06109 (2 April 1999) for ordering instructions and prices.  

Each advising center has one of the following designations:  

  • Basic: Receives item 49 (three-part set including the College Handbook, the Index of Majors and Graduate Degrees, and the International Student Handbook).
  • Core: Receives item 49, item 57 (Peterson's Guides to Graduate Study), and item 64 (Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education); plus an allocation of $250 to select from the list below.
  • Core Plus: Receives items 49, 57, and 64, plus an allocation of $1000 to select from the list below.
List of materials available for order are organized below according to topic.  Scroll down to see the full list, or jump to a particular section. 

Financial Aid  

  1. Funding For U.S. Study, Institute of International Education, 1996, 3rd Edition.  Information on awards available to undergraduates, graduates, postgraduates and working professionals. Hundreds of grants offered by governments, foundations and international organizations. Financial aid offerings and admissions contacts of US colleges and universities.  Important information specific to international students: nationality requirements and information on whether citizens of other nations already resident in US may apply.
  2. Grants for Graduate and Postdoctoral Study, Peterson's. Information on over 1,400 fellowships, grants, paid internships, awards, and other forms of funding.
  3. Scholarships, Grants, and Prizes 2000, Peterson's.  Divided into 68 different academic subject areas with complete descriptions of each award. Includes Award Search CD.
  4. College Money Handbook 2000, Peterson's .   Guide to financial aid directs students and their families to the billions of dollars in undergraduate financial aid available from colleges and universities. Bonus disk with Access Advisor software helps estimate costs and explore payment options.
  5. Scholarships for Study in the USA and Canada 2000, Peterson's.  Profiles both the sources and the aid available. Includes all key information, plus deadlines, addresses, and subject indexes.
  6. Guide to Sports, Scholarships and College Athletic Programs, 1997, 2nd Edition, Peterson's.  Gives a college-by-college, sport-by-sport guide to the millions awarded annually to gifted student athletes in 32 men's and women's sports.
  7. The International Foundation Directory, 9th Edition, 1999, the Gale Group.
  8. Scholarships and Grants for Study or Research in USA: Scholarship Handbook for Foreign Nationals, American Collegiate Service, 3rd Edition, 1996.
Fields of Study   
  1. Intensive English USA [update of English Language and Orientation Programs in the U.S.], Institute of International Education, winter 2000, 12th Edition.  Nearly 1,000 ESL programs and courses offered by accredited US higher educational institutions and US English language schools.
  2. Guide to MBA Programs, Peterson's.  Information on more than 900 institutions with full-time, part-time, joint-degree, distance learning, and executive MBA and master's-level business programs. Includes financial planning disk.
  3. Law Schools: a Comprehensive Guide to All 181 Accredited US Law Schools, Peterson's .  Contains statistics and student body profiles, LSAT test preparation, and advice on planning for a legal career. Includes financial planner CD-ROM.
  4. Graduate Medical Education Directory, American Medical Association.  Information on nearly 7,800 ACGME-accredited programs and more than 1,600 GME teaching institutions.  1,240 pages, softcover.
  5. ASEE Profiles of Engineering and Engineering Technology Colleges, American Society for Engineering Education, 1996/1997 Edition.  Profiles of over 300 engineering and engineering technology colleges and universities; information for both prospective undergraduate and graduate engineering students.
  6. American Art Directory, 57th Edition, Bowker Publishing.  Provides information on nearly 5,000 art organizations in the U.S. and Canada (e.g., museums, libraries, schools, and corporations with art holdings). Information is also provided on affiliated galleries, museums, and libraries.
  7. Barron's Guide to Medical and Dental Schools, 1999.
  8. 1999-2000 Guide to Museum Studies and Training in the U.S., American Association of Museums, 1999.  Contact info and description for more than 150 graduate and undergraduate museum studies programs, plus in-depth information on program specialties, financial aid, length, and internship requirements.
  9. Peterson's Guide to Nursing Programs, 1999, 4th Edition (published in cooperation with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing).  Contains information about baccalaureate, master's doctoral, postdoctoral, and joint-degree programs designed to meet changing needs in the field (from conventional/reactive role to proactive/ preventive-care). 
  10. Professional Degree Programs in the Visual and Performing Arts 2000, Peterson's, 6th Edition.  Describes more than 1,000 degree programs in music, dance, theater, and art offered by 650 colleges, music conservatories, and art/design schools nationwide.
  11. Peterson's Top Colleges for Science, 1996, 1st Edition.  Details the strengths, facilities, and research affiliations of 190 U.S. colleges and universities with superior science programs.
  12. Peterson's Culinary Schools, 1999, 2nd Edition.  Contains a listing of professional culinary programs at 2- and 4-year colleges and culinary institutes, as well as guidance from leading chefs and cooking school directors, easy-to-use profiles and an index of additional resources. 
  13. Education for the Earth: the College Guide for Careers in the Environment, Peterson's, 1998, 3rd Edition .  Contains information about more than 200 college and university environmental studies programs.
  14. Guide to Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Programs 2000, Peterson's, 4th Edition .    Contains education and career information for computer science, artificial intelligence/robotics, software engineering, computer engineering, and electrical engineering. Identifies more than 700 master's, doctoral, and combined-degree programs and includes tips on choosing the right program, finding financial aid, and more.
  15. Peterson's U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools, 2000.  Profiles of all 159 accredited medical schools, including osteopathic schools. Includes advice on getting into medical school and covering costs.  Includes financial planner CD-ROM.
  16. AAA Guide: a Guide to Departments of Anthropology/A Directory of Members, 1999-2000, American Anthropological Association.  Features information on 551 departments, as well as membership listings, statistical data, and a listing of PhD  dissertations in anthropology.
  17. Guide to Architecture Schools, 6th Edition, 1998, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
  18. National Association of Schools of Art & Design Directory, 1999-2000, NASAD.  Lists accredited institutions and major degree programs.  Includes addresses, telephone numbers, and art/design executives for all member institutions.
  19. ABET Accreditation Yearbook, 99th Edition, 1999, Accreditation Board for Engineering  Technology.  List of professionally accredited programs in engineering and engineering technology.
  20. Curricula in the Atmospheric, Oceanic, Hydrologic, and Related Sciences - Colleges and Universities in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, 1998 Edition, American Meteorological Society.  Provides detailed information on programs in the atmospheric sciences and closely related oceanic, hydrologic, and other sciences including: undergraduate and graduate courses and degrees offered, types of financial support available, titles and amounts of research grants and contracts in effect, and background information and special interests of faculty members at universities in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. 
  21. Directory of Professional Preparation Programs in TESOL in the U.S. and Canada, TESOL, 1999-2001, 11th Edition.  information about nearly 400 programs in 213 institutions in the United States and Canada. Entries describe program length, requirements, courses, staff, tuition, fees, admission requirements, and summer sessions. State and provincial requirements for teaching ESL are also included.
  22. Graduate Study in Psychology, 1998, American Psychological Association.
  23. Peterson's English Learning Programs: a Guide to Short Term Study Worldwide, 1998.  Guide to more than 500 English language training programs offered worldwide for adult learners and international students.  Includes full descriptions of each program, including cost, types of courses, lodging, accommodations, and other student services.
  24. A Guide to College Programs in Hospitality and Tourism, 6th Edition, 1999, CHRIE: Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education.  information on more than 400 educational programs in hospitality and tourism.  Lists programs by type of degree awarded, ranging from certificates and diploas to graduate degrees, by specialization, and by geographic location (both U.S. and international programs).  Covers student enrollment,  program features, accreditation, admission and graduation requirements, and financial aid sources.
  25. The Complete Guide to Animation and Computer Graphics Schools by Ernest Pintoff, 1995, Watson-Guptill Publications.
  26. Getting into a Residency: a Guide for Medical Students by Kenneth V. Iserson, MD, Galen Press, 4th Edition, 1998.  A step-by-step guide through the process of selecting a medical specialty and obtaining a residency position.
  27. Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Michael A. Sayette, Tracy J. Mayne, and John C. Norcross, Guilford Publications, 1998.  Information on more than 250 accredited doctoral programs in clinical and counseling psychology throughout the United States and Canada. Takes readers step-by-step through the application process, and behind the scenes at the admissions office.
  28. Guide to Doctoral Programs in Business & Management, Catherine Soete, AACSB, 1995.  Provides specific information on admissions, fields of study, degree requirements, expenses, financial assistance and placement of graduates by school.
  29. Graduate Faculty and Programs in Political Science, American Political Science Association, 16th Edition, 1998.  A triennial listing of over 300 Ph.D. and M.A. programs in political science in the United States and Canada.
  30. The Guide to Graduate Education in Public Affairs and Public Administration, 1st Edition, 1997-98, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.
  31. Guide to Graduate Education in Urban and Regional Planning, 10th Edition, Planners Book Service, 1996.  Information on Master's and PhD programs in  the U.S., Canada and abroad.
  32. Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology, the American Sociological Association, 1999.   listings for 264 graduate departments of sociology. In addition to name and rank, faculty are identified by highest degree held, institution and date of degree, and areas of specialty interest.

  33. University-Wire:  Graduate Schools in the U.S., Peterson's.  This new series corresponds with the Peterson's six-volume guide to graduate programs and provides information on programs at selected schools in major disciplines as well as peer insights into the graduate experience and articles from campus newspapers. 
  34. University-wire: Graduate Schools in the U.S., Peterson's .
  35. University-wire: Graduate Studies in Arts, Humanities and Archeology, Peterson's.
  36. University-wire: Graduate Studies in Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Environmental Sciences, Peterson's.
  37. University-wire: Graduate Studies in Social Sciences and Social Work, Peterson's.
  38. University-wire: Graduate Studies in Engineering, Computer Science and Information Studies, Peterson's.
  39. University-wire: Graduate Studies in Education, Peterson's.
  40. University-wire: Graduate Studies in Biology, Health and Agricultural Science, Peterson's.
  41. The Winning Edge: The Student Athlete's Guide to College Sports, 4th Edition, 1996/97, Octameron Associates.  Shows students how to use their athletic skills to increase their chances for financial aid and admission at the schools of their choice.
 Choosing a School/Institutional Profiles  
  1. Three-Volume Set (College Handbook, International Student Handbook, and Index of Majors and Graduate Degrees) - College Board Publications.
  2. The College Handbook: Includes Windows version of College Explorer+ on CD-ROM that lets students pinpoint the colleges that have what they want, then get in-depth information from the Handbook or link to any college's Web site.
  3. The International Student Handbook of U.S. Colleges: Directory providing detailed facts, figures, and special requirements for international students who are applying to college or graduate school in the United States. Includes checklists, worksheets, test dates and registration deadlines, and a predeparture calendar.
  4. Index of Majors and Graduate Degrees - Brief descriptions of each major and identifies the 3,200 colleges, universities, and graduate schools that offer them. For all degree levels from associate through doctoral.
  5. Peterson's Four-year Colleges 2000.  Profiles of 2,000 accredited colleges and  universities; in-depth descriptions of academic programs, campus life, athletics, and  more; and QuickFind college search indexes and charts.  Includes College Quest Personal Edition CD-ROM.
  6. Peterson's Two-year Colleges 2000.  Information on 1,500 junior and community colleges, including programs offered, tuition, and financial aid.
  7. Guide to College Visits, Peterson's .  Resource for planning and making the most out of a college visit and tour.  With profiles of over 360 colleges.  Comes with a Rand McNally TripMaker point-to-point route planning and mapping CD.
  8. Peterson's Competitive Colleges, 1999-2000.   In-depth profiles on over 350 universities attracting and admitting the world's best students. Descriptions of campus technology and information resources, plus indexes grouping colleges by cost, size, entrance difficulty, and religious affiliation.
  9. Peterson's Guides to Graduate and Professional Programs, Six Volume Set. 

  10. Individual Items of the Peterson's Guides to Graduate and Professional Programs: 

  11. Graduate and Professional Programs: an Overview.  Survey of graduate and professional programs offered in 386 fields of study at more than 1,700 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Includes faculty research specialties, full listings of all degree programs by field, and information on academic centers and institutes.
  12. The Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.  Provides detailed listing of more than 10,900 programs in subject areas ranging from African-American studies and applied arts to political science and women's studies. Includes information on applying, financial aid, faculty research specialties, and more.
  13. The Biological SciencesDescribes nearly 4,000 programs in 40 disciplines such as  oncology, molecular biology, pharmacology, and zoology. Includes faculty research specialties and information on academic centers and institutes.
  14. The Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Agricultural Sciences, the Environment and Natural Resources.  Profiles more than 3,300 graduate-level programs in chemistry, oceanography, the geosciences, physics, statistics, agricultural science, and natural resources.
  15. Engineering and Applied SciencesCovers more than 3,700 programs in fields ranging from high-tech bioengineering and computer science to construction management and electrical engineering. Includes information on entrance and degree requirements, expenses, financial aid, and programs of study.
  16. Business, Education, Health, Information Studies, Law, and Social WorkFeatures more than 15,000 listings for programs in  allied health, advertising, business, dentistry, education, law, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine.
  17. Accredited Institutions of Post-Secondary Education - American Council on Education.  official guide to institutions of higher learning that are accredited by national and regional accrediting agencies.  This updated edition includes more than 5,000 public, private, two-year, four-year, and vocational institutions of higher education throughout the United States, as well as U.S.-chartered schools in countries abroad. Each entry provides the institution's name and address, includes a brief description, denotes any membership in a public higher education system, and lists date of first accreditation, type of accreditation and name of accrediting body, type of academic calendar, levels of degrees offered, specialized accreditation(s), name and title of chief executive officer, latest enrollment figure, and professional accreditation.
  18. Barron's Profiles of American Colleges.  Profiles of every accredited four-year college in all 50 states, plus profiles of selected schools in Canada, Mexico, and abroad.  Comes with a pair of 3 1/2 inch disks, one for Macintosh and the other for Windows.
  19. Studying Abroad: a Guide to Accessible University Programs and Facilities for Students with Disabilities in the United States and Canada, by Gayle Gagliano and Naomi Moore, 1996, University of New Orleans.
  20. Colleges with Programs for Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorders, 1997, Peterson's.  Guide to assistance and accommodations available to students with learning disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorder at more than 1000 two- and four-year colleges in the U.S. and Canada. Full descriptions of the special services and programs at these colleges.  With cd-rom.
  21. Peterson's Guide to Private Secondary Schools, 1999-2000, 20th Edition.  Contains information about 1,500 accredited day, boarding, religious, military, junior boarding, and special needs schools worldwide.  School profiles cover programs, cost and financial aid, facilities, and student life.
  22. Peterson's Vocational and Technical Schools, East and West Coast, Two Volume Set, 2000.  Two regional volumes identify more than 5,000 skills-training programs to prepare for careers ranging from aviation to computer technology. Volumes are divided between programs East and West of the Mississippi River.
  23. Peterson's College and University Almanac 2000.  Contains information on all the regionally accredited colleges including selecting, getting in, and paying for a college.
  24. Peterson's Colleges and Universities in the USA: the Complete Guide for International Students, 1999, 4th Edition.  Details on over 1,500 accredited institutions organized by U.S. state, information on financial aid, majors index, and helpful worksheets.
  25. Higher Education Directory, Higher Education Publications, 2000, 17th Edition.
  26. Murray Resource and Career Guide to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 1999.
  27. Patterson's American Education 1999, Volume, Educational Directories Inc.
  28. The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2000, 16th Edition, Random House.  Includes application information -- where to get one, which schools have the longest and most difficult applications, deadlines, etc.; quality-of-life, academic, and social-life ratings for each school; listings of each college's strongest departments and majors; selection of the forty-two "Best Buys" -- schools that deliver the best education at the most reasonable cost.
  29. Peterson's Honors Programs.   Information for exceptional students to locate and evaluate the honors programs offered at more than 350 schools.
  30. College Match: a Blueprint for Choosing the Best School for You, 5th Edition, 1998/99, Octameron Associates.  Combines worksheets with practical advice. Written by two former admission deans; uses a step-by-step approach to give students control of the college admission process.
  31. Behind the Scenes: an Inside Look at the Selective College Admission Process, 12th Edition, 1999/2000, Octameron Associates.  A counselor and former Dean of Admission uses question and answer sections and case studies; describes the rationale that enters into the final admission decision, including the relative importance of SAT scores, extra-curricular activities, grades and class standing; Early Decision as an admission strategy; the relationship between the financial aid and admission processes.
  32. College.edu: On-line Resources for the Cyber Savvy Student, Octameron Associates, 2nd Edition, 1999/2000.  Useful sites on financial aid and admission, including bulletin boards and newsgroups. Discusses whether it’s advantageous to apply for admission and financial aid on-line, where to prepare for on-campus interviews, what to look for in virtual campus tours, and how to make sure the information is objective. Shows how to spot internet fraud.
  33. Career and College Quest, Windows diskette - Single User Version, Peterson's, 1999, 4th Edition.  For guidance counselors to use with middle- and high-school students to assist them in their exploration of three major areas, Career Quest, Education Quest, and Financial Aid Quest. Management System helps to track and print individual usage/search reports.
  34. Career and College Quest, Windows diskette - Network Version, Peterson's.
  35. Career and College Quest, Windows cd-rom, Single User Edition - Peterson's.
  36. Career and College Quest, Windows cd-rom - Network Version, Peterson's.
  37. Gradsearch, Windows cd-rom, Peterson's, 1999.
  38. ExPAN, Windows diskette - The College Board.  College search based on Annual Survey of Colleges for over 3,000 colleges; Database of 1998-99 college costs and financial aid policies; Fund Finder scholarship data base of over 3,000 programs, updated for 1998-99; Electronic portfolio for storing academic and extracurricular information as well as completing college applications.
  39. ExPAN, Macintosh diskette.
  40. Barron's Profiles of American Colleges, Mac/Windows cd-rom, 1998.  Includes data on all of the nation's accredited four-year colleges. Presents all the facts, fees, and facilities listed in the book, and adds color graphics showing campus scenes and environments of some 300 colleges, with locator maps to show viewers where each school is situated.
  41. CollegeSource, cd-rom, 1999-2000, Career Guidance Foundation.  CollegeSource CD-ROM is a collection of over 3,600 catalogs of 2 year, 4 year and graduate schools.
Application Process  
  1. Peterson's Writing a Winning College Application Essay, 1996.  Handbook that breaks writing the essay down into manageable steps, provides examples, and reveals what admission officers look for.
  2. How to Write a Winning Personal Statement for Graduate and Professional School, Peterson's, 1996.  Combines guidance on choosing an engaging topic, writing clearly, and organizing for impact with 35 sample essays.
  3. The Complete Guide to Graduate School Admission:  Psychology and Related Fields   by Patricia Keith-Spiegel, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Reprinted 1998.  Step-by-step guide provides definitive "how to" information for successfully selecting and gaining admission into master's and 

  4. doctoral programs. 
  5. Marketing Yourself to the Top Business Schools by Phil and Carol Carpenter, 1995, John Wiley & Sons.  Tips for matching strengths and interests with those of target schools.  Interviews with admissions directors, alumni, and student admissions counselors.  Advice on writing focused, persuasive essays.
  6. Graduate Admissions Essays: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why, by Donald Asher, Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 1999.  Topics include Choosing a School or Program, Planning and Managing Your Application Process, Getting Ready to Write, Drafts, Samples, and Recommendation Letters.
  7. How to Get into the Top MBA Programs, by Richard Montauk, Simon & Schuster/Prentice Hall, 1996.
  8. Behind the Scenes: An Inside Look at the Selective College Admission Process, by Edward B. Wall, 12th Edition, 1999-2000, Octameron Associates.  Using question and answer sections and case studies, the author describes the rationale that enters into the final admission decision, including:  the relative importance of SAT scores, extra-curricular activities, grades and class standing; Early Decision as an admission strategy; and the relationship between the financial aid and admission processes.
  9. On Writing the College Application Essay, by Harry Bauld, Harper Collins, 1987.  A former Ivy League admissions officer offers tips on how to write meaningful essays for college admission applications. Includes sample essays.
  10. The Admissions Essay by Helen Power and Robert Diantonio, Reprinted 1998, Carroll Publishing.
  11. Do-it Write: How to Prepare a Great College Application by G. Gary Ripple, 7th Edition, 1998/99, Octameron Associates.
Orientation/Re-Entry/U.S. Culture  
  1. Living in the USA, Alison Lanier, edited by C. William Gay, 5th Edition, 1996, Intercultural Press .  A partial listing of topics covered includes general first impressions, customary behaviors and dominant attitudes, business practices and the workplace environment, social manners, transportation, money management, medical care, food and dining customs, shopping, communications, safety and emergencies. For long-term visitors there are especially helpful chapters on housing, care of young children, schools, teenage life, household help, religion, friendships and leisure-time activities.
  2. American Ways: a Guide for Foreigners in the United States, Gary Althen, Intercultural Press, 1988.  Describes the basic characteristics of American culture (values, style of communication, patterns of thinking, customary behaviors) and underlines how they are different from the ways of other cultures. Shows how these characteristics are reflected in the many aspects of American life which the foreigner encounters (e.g. politics, social relations, personal hygiene, public behavior, studying, and business).
  3. The Art of Coming Home, Craig Storti, Intercultural Press, 1997.  Beginning with an examination of the difficulties faced by returnees in general, the author then looks at issues faced by returning employees, spouses, teenagers and young children andoffers advice for dealing with reentry both before and after departure.A final chapter addresses reentry relative to high school exchange students, Peace Corps volunteers, military personnel and their families, and missionaries and their children. 
  4. Teaching American Students: a Guide for International Faculty and Teaching Assistants in Colleges and Universities, Ellen Sarkisian, Intercultural Press, 1997.  Designed to help teachers at colleges and universities adjust to the culture of the American classroom.  Gives a clear explanation of American students’ expectations and offers practical teaching strategies to the reader.
  5. The Ultimate College Survival Guide, 1998, Petersons.  This "get real" guide to campus life gives you the straight talk on settling in and hitting the books; getting along with professors and roommates; managing time, money, and study habits.   Specific information for international students is also included. 


    College Admissions Data [CAD] College II Maps , Riverside Publishing, 1995:   35" x 45" four-color wall maps of regional sections of the U.S.A.  Shows locations of all 1,650+ four-year accredited colleges and universities in the U.S.  Colleges are coded by symbols to show public or private control and gender, religious or ethnic orientation.  Printed on heavy stock paper, rolled (no creases or folds) for wall mounting, and shipped in a heavy mailing container.  Addresses of each college listed in a table at edge of map. 

  7. Set of Four CAD College II Maps {Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West Regional}.
  8. CAD College II Map: Northeast.
  9. CAD College II Map: Southeast.
  10. CAD College II Map: Midwest.
  11. CAD College II Map: West Regional.
Miscellaneous/Non-Traditional Options/Other Resources  
  1. Bibliography of Suggested Advising Resources, AMIDEAST, 1997 [Limit 2 per Center].   Provides information on resources in over 100 fields of study as well as other areas such as the application process, financial aid, orientation, professional periodicals and internships. This bibliography was commissioned by USIA especially for overseas educational advisers.
  2. Advising for Study in the United States: a Manual for Educational Advising Professionals, USIA/College Board, 1998.  Comprehensive publication providing over 500 pages of modules on issues spanning a range of inquiries faced by professionals advising students outside the United States. Areas covered include field of study descriptions, explanations of accreditation, guides to internet use for college advising, use of volunteers, and a broad array of similar issues.  Advising for Study in the United States is a 1998 update of the 1987 publication Overseas Educational Advisers' Manual and was produced collaboratively by the United States Information Agency and the College Board.
  3. Cooperating with a University in the United States: NAFSA's Guide to Inter-University Linkages, 1997.  guide to postsecondary education in the United States for  university administrators in other parts of the world.  Filled with clear and practical advice for officials of foreign universities interested in cooperating formally or informally with a university in the United  States, the guide builds on  materials previously developed by NAFSA member institutions.   The guide outlines the structure of  the U.S. higher education system, including postgraduate and  professional training and attendant issues related to the peculiarly American institution of accreditation. The second section explores the question of linkages between U.S. institutions of higher learning and their counterparts abroad, identifying the main features of several common types of agreement and telling foreign educators how they can acquire the information and expertise they should have before initiating contact with prospective partners. A suggested “course of study” for would-be linkage partners is offered. The third section contains several sample linkage agreements. 
  4. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 1 Year Subscription, Published Weekly.
  5. Campus Free College Degrees, 8th Edition, Thorson Guides, 1998.
  6. The Independent Study Catalog: A Guide to Over 10,000 Correspondence Courses, Peterson's, 1999, 7th Edition.  Contains information on more than 13,000 correspondence courses offered by over 140 accredited institutions.
  7. National Directory of Internships, 11th Edition, 1998-99, National Society for Experiential Education.
  8. Internships 2000, Peterson's.  Information on more than 50,000 paid and unpaid internships in 2,000 organizations ranging from Fortune 100 firms to art galleries to national parks.
  9. Summer Fun: Learning Programs, Peterson's.  This new series is designed to help parents select an appropriate educational program for their children during the summer. Includes detailed listings of summer learning camps and programs, advice on how to pick the right program, secrets to handling homesickness, and firsthand experiences from other children.
  10. Summer Fun: Traditional and Specialty Camps, Peterson's.  Includes detailed listings of summer camps, advice on how to pick the right program, secrets to handling homesickness, and firsthand experiences from other children.
  11. Summer Fun: Travel and International Programs, Peterson's.  Includes detailed listing of summer travel camps and programs, advice on preparation, handling homesickness, etc.
  12. Bricker's International Directory of University-Based Executive Development Programs, Peterson's, 2000, 30th Edition.  Guide to 700 programs of management education offered by universities and nonprofit organizations worldwide. Includes content, costs, strengths, length of program, and target audience.
  13. The Directory for Exceptional Children: a Listing of Educational and Training Facilities, 1994-95, 13th Edition, Porter Sargent.
  14. Research Center Directory, 2 Volume Set, 25th Edition, 1999, Gale Publishing.
  15. Directory of College and University Administrators, Peterson's, 2000, 12th Edition.   Formerly the Register of Higher Education, this resource contains the names, titles, addresses, and phone numbers of more than 91,000 administrative officers at more than 3,900 U.S. institutions.
  16. Peterson's Guide to Distance Learning Programs, 2000.  Provides information about 2,000 degree and certificate programs available with courses delivered via the Internet, television, video conferencing, videotape and audiotape, or software from nearly 900 institutions.
  17. MBA Distance Learning Programs 2000:  The Hottest New Way to Earn a Graduate Business Degree,  Peterson's.  Includes program descriptions of more than 100 accredited programs, the latest delivery mechanisms, the Internet to vidoconferencing, and tips and advice on how to find a program.
  18. Advisory List of International Educational Travel and Exchange Programs, 1999-2000, Council on Standards for International Educational Travel {CSIET}.
  19. The Best Distance Learning Graduate Schools: Earning Your Degree Without Leaving Home by Vicky Phillips and Cindy Yager, 1998, Random House & Princeton Review Books.
  20. Internet Guide to Graduate and Professional Schools, Peterson's.
  21. International Directory of University-Preparatory Boarding Schools in the United States and Canada/International Directory of Summer Opportunities for Kids and Teenagers, Peterson's.  Features descriptions of hundreds of university-preparatory boarding schools in the United States and Canada and summer opportunities for children and teenagers (translated in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Japanese.) 
  22. NAFSA Adviser's Manual of Federal Regulations Affecting Foreign Students.
  23. NAFSA: Association of International Educators Membership Directory, 1999-2000.
  24. Guide to State Residency Requirements: Policy and Practice at US Public Colleges and Universities, Janine M. Farhat, Editor, College Board Publications, 1997.  Individual summaries of state residency requirements for all fifty states and the District of Columbia, including basic requirements for residency determination and all relevant exceptions. Special tips for U.S. military families and overseas students.
  25. How to Get Higher Education via the Internet: the Complete Guide to Getting Your Undergraduate or Graduate Degree from the Comfort of Your Home by Sam Atieh, Open Communications Inc, 1998.
  26. The 1999 Association Unlimited; National Associations in the U.S.
  27. U.S. Academic Explorer: A Guide to Higher Education in the United States, cd-rom, USIA, 1996.
  28. Video: Exploring New Worlds, ETS & USIA, NTSC Format.
  29. Video: Exploring New Worlds, ETS & USIA, PAL Format.
  30. Video: Exploring New Worlds, ETS & USIA, SECAM Format.
  31. Video: Graduate Study in the United States, NAFSA & USIA, NTSC Format.
  32. Video: Graduate Study in the United States, NAFSA & USIA, PAL Format.
  33. Video: Graduate Study in the United States, NAFSA & USIA, SECAM Format.
  34. Video: World Within Reach: a Pre-departure Orientation Resource for Students Planning to Work or Study Abroad, Intercultural Press, Inc. 55 Mins., 1995, PAL Format.
  35. Video: World Within Reach: a Pre-departure Orientation Resource for Students Planning to Work or Study Abroad, Intercultural Press, Inc. 55 Mins., 1995, NTSC Format.
Test Preparation  
  1. SAT Success cd-rom 2000, 6th Edition Revised, Peterson's.
  2. GMAT Success 2000, 2nd Edition, Revised, Peterson's.
  3. TOEFL Practice Test with Audio 2000, 2nd Edition, Revised, Peterson's.
  4. TOEFL Success with Audio 2000, 2nd Edition Revised, Peterson's.
  5. GRE Success 2000, 3rd Edition, Peterson's.
  6. Cracking the GRE 1999, Princeton Review.
  7. Cracking the SAT II: Physics, Princeton Review.
  8. Cracking the SAT II: Math, Princeton Review.
  9. Cracking the SAT II: English, Princeton Review.
  10. Cracking the LSAT, with Cd-rom, Princeton Review.
  11. The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 9th Edition, ETS.
  12. Powerprep GRE General Test Software, ETS.
  13. Practicing to Take the GRE Engineering Test, 3rd Edition, ETS.
  14. Practicing to Take the GRE Computer Science Test,

  15. 3rd Edition, ETS. 
  16. TOEFL Sample Test, 6th Edition, ETS.
  17. GRE/GMAT Math Workbook, 1997, Kaplan.
  18. GRE 1999-2000, Kaplan.
  19. GRE 1999-2000 with cd-rom, Kaplan.
  20. Higher Score for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, 1998, Kaplan.
  21. MCAT CAT 1999-2000 with cd-rom, Kaplan.
  22. SAT II Study Guide: Writing, Barrons, 1998.
  23. SAT II Study Guide: Math IC, Barrons, 2000.
  24. SAT II Study Guide: Chemistry, Barrons, 6th Edition, 1998.
  25. SAT II Study Guide: Physics, Barrons, 1999, 7th Edition.

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