Country Study Sites
|COUNTRY STUDY SITES
***CIA World Fact Book
More detailed information than in the CIA World FactBook
***Country Profiles from BBC News
International Business Culture and Etiquette (Tip: Although aimed at the business traveler, tips are useful to all.
Select a country and look over the list of etiquette topics, especially "public behavior.")
Travel and Tourism Sites
TIPS: Select multiple destinations. Select a specific travel date, but set your flight time preferences to "any."
Travel on an "adult" ticket.
RailEurope - for train travel throughout Europe
Tourism Sites --Guidebooks, etc.
Lonely Planet Online - What to see and do in countries
Fodor's Travel Online - Click on Explore Destination map
When We Get There Travel Guide and Tourist Destinations - Scroll down to country
Viator.com - Tours and activities at your destination
Hostels.com (inexpensive supervised lodgings for young people)World Time Zone Server
Universal Currency Converter - convert your money!
Volunteering Sites Volunteer Abroad
Transitions Abroad: The Portal for Volunteer Work and Vacations Overseas - scroll down for country listings plus
first-hand accounts of volunteering experiences
see also: Transitions Abroad - Teen volunteer organizations listings and testimonials
Volunteer Abroad with United Planet - one week to one month
Global Citizens Network
Idealist.org: Action Without Borders
Cultural Restoration Tourist Project (check this out if you're going to Nepal!)
Volunteer Nepal Himalaya Teaching Program
Volunteers for Peace International Workcamps
Habitat for Humanity Global Village Program
Amizade: Global Service Learning & Volunteer Programs
The Jane Goodall Institute
Volunteer Match - volunteer in U.S.
California Volunteers - opportunities to volunteer at the local and state level