- Accreditation in the United States
This U.S. Department of Education site offers an overview of the accreditation of institutions of higher education. The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality.
- The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Database
ERIC is a centralized bibliographic database of journal articles and other published and unpublished educational materials and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Educator’s Reference Desk
Offers links to 3,000 resources on a variety of educational issues, lesson plans, a question archive and the ERIC database.
- eduPASS! The SmartStudent Guide to Studying in the USA
Information for international students on college admissions, passports and visas, traveling to and living in the United States and a discussion of cultural differences, among other topics.
- English Language Programs
Study Abroad.com offers links to English language instruction programs throughout the United States.
- Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
FREE is a working group of over 30 federal agencies providing access to hundreds of federally supported teaching and learning resources through its website.
- Hobsons U.S. Education Guides
Information for students includes featured schools, campus profiles, information about studying in the U.S., student services, application basics and scholarship programs.
- Network for Education Information
An interagency and public/private partnership whose mission is to provide official information assistance for anyone seeking information about U.S. education and for U.S. citizens seeking authoritative information about education in other countries.
- 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.
- 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.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
TOEFL measures the ability of nonnative speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university settings. TOEFL’s site includes a registration center, sample questions, test preparation tips, worldwide locations of test centers and other information about the TOEFL.
- USA Study Guide
The Guide’s professional staff specializes in matching qualified international students from around the world with US schools. It offers information on admissions, life in the USA, immigration, financing, a school search function, and more.