'Study Abroad 2004-2005' guide just publishedSome 2,600 higher education institutions in 147 countries are listed in the latest edition of “Study Abroad 2004-2005”*, which has just been released by UNESCO Publishing. The guide contains information for students – in English, French and Spanish – on study programmes available in different countries around the world, distance education, national educational systems, course languages, school fees, immigration requirements, scholarships and other financial aid.
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This is the 32nd edition of Study Abroad, which was first published in 1948 with the objective, which remains unchanged, of facilitating the mobility of students and researchers. The guide is divided into five sections, containing information for students who want to pursue their studies outside of their own countries.
“Tools for Students” contains a list of questions that students can ask institutions about their courses, to help them make the best possible choices. It also explains UNESCO’s conventions on the recognition of qualifications in higher education.
The “Open and Distance Learning” section describes the ODL approach to learning and contains directories of specialized international and regional institutions (Arab States, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and North America).
Next comes a list of scholarships and international courses offered, for example, by the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning, the Asian Institute of Technology, the European Commission, the International Federation of University Women, the Latin American and Caribbean Institute for Economic and Social Planning, the Organization of American States and many other international organizations and UN agencies. This section contains a total of 54 references.
Scholarships and national courses take up most of the 650-page volume. Listed in alphabetical order by country (including 15 listings added since the last edition), the 2,520 entries offer a panoramic view of higher education in the world, in all disciplines.
Finally, three indexes make the guide easy to use, providing page numbers for the listings of international organizations or national institutions cited, as well as different areas of study.
A database that can be searched by country or domain of study is available free at: www.unesco.org/studyabroad. A site interface allows authorized institutions and organizations to enter data directly.
* StudyAbroad, UNESCO 2003, 647 pages - ISBN: UNESCO 92-3-003888-1. Price: 18.50 EUR
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