Chester, PA, December 05, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- It's a simple fact: anyone considering studying abroad needs to visit www.IIEPassport.org. At least, that's what IIEPassport manager and study abroad expert Kim Gradel believes, which is why she is proud to announce a recent redesign of the online college list of college study abroad programs to make it even more helpful and user friendly.
The website is an extensive directory of study abroad programs with original articles and advice on preparing to travel overseas. As part of the Institute of International Education, one of the most highly respected global learning organizations in the world, this free online college list of college study abroad programs strives to provide students with as much information as possible to help them choose the best study abroad programs to meet their individual needs and goals.
"We believe that studying abroad is one of the most important things a person can do for their education," Gradel says. "Our site strives to convince students to go abroad as much as it helps them prepare for their journeys and returns home. We’re doing our part to help bridge the world and create a more globalized society."
Gradel hopes to achieve this through her site's new design, which does not just include graphic enhancements. The top of the online college list of college study abroad programs houses a search box allowing searches based on country and desired field of study. There is also an advanced search option that lets students get extremely specific.
The online college list of college study abroad programs also features quick jumps to programs in popular countries, original articles offering advice on everything from packing to returning home, surveys to keep students abreast of their peers' interests, featured countries with stats and information and StudyAbroadFunding.org, a sister site offering a directory of study abroad financial aid options including scholarships, fellowships and grants.
“The site’s new direction furthers our goal of making study abroad available to everyone,” Gradel says.
Maybe she has the right idea; maybe www.IIEPassport.org does need to be the first stop on a study abroad adventure. The online college list of college study abroad programs seems to have everything a student could need when preparing for the trip. The actual experience of studying abroad is up to the student, however.