Partnership Offers Opportunities for International Study

Educational Directories Unlimited (EDU) and the nonprofit Institute of International Education have joined to manage and market the Institute's interactive resource, IIE Passport: Living and Learning Abroad at www.iiepassport.org. The partnership is designed to meet the growing demand for detailed and comprehensive information about opportunities for international study.

IIEPassport.org contains more than 5,000 study abroad and learning travel opportunities available worldwide. Students, parents and advisors can conduct detailed searches for programs on up to 35 searchable fields, including location, area of study, cost, college credit availability and eligibility for scholarships. They can also search for language of instruction, academic program eligibility requirements and deadlines.

Under the partnership, the Institute will continue to manage IIEPassport's editorial content, while EDU will update the Web site with semiannual contact information based on the published guides' information. In addition, EDU will enhance the search engine to include searches that tie keywords to paid advertisements by colleges and universities.

According to the Institute's "Open Doors 2000" report on international educational exchange, more than 500,000 international students are studying in the United States; and over the past four years, the number of U.S. students studying abroad has increased by more than 45 percent to 129,000. The site's new features are designed to double that number within the next decade. Institute of International Education, New York, NY, www.iiepassport.org.

This article originally appeared in the 10/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.

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