Non-governmental Resources

  • American Council on Education
    ACE, the major coordinating body for U.S. higher education institutions.
  • American Association of Community Colleges
    The primary advocacy organization for U.S. community Colleges.
  • American Federation of Teachers
    The AFT was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers. It is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.
  • Colleges and Universities
    This site provides easy state by state access to the web sites of community colleges, four year colleges and universities throughout the United States.
  • Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
    CIEE, a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, is a leader in international educationa and exchange. CIEE representative for Portugal is Travelingua – see contact information on the right.
  • Education Resource Organizations Directory
    This site from the U.S. Department of Education identifies organizations that provide information and assistance on a broad range of education-related topics.
  • Institute of International Education (IIE)
    Resources for students, scholars, educators and university or college advisers as well as research on international education issues. A description of the Fulbright Program includes application information.
  • International Education Service (IES)
    IES assists students in finding an appropriate college or university in the U.S. The site includes a listing of universities and colleges interested in attracting students from abroad as well as information for educational advisors.
  • NAFSA: The Association of International Educators
    NAFSA promotes exchanges of students and scholars to and from the U.S. The association provides professional education and training and acts as a forum for sharing ideas on international education.
  • National Education Association (NEA)
    Information about public schools and the issues they face, including reviews of pending legislation, from the association representing the concerns of public educators.
  • The College Database
    Information about colleges, universities, community colleges and vocational schools at the local city and state level. Data sets, graphs, and Google Maps to help achieve the research.