Balaban, Mariah & Shields, Jennifer. Study away; the unauthorized guide to college abroad.
Random House, Anchor. 319p. illus. index. c2003. 1-4000-3189-3. $13.95. SA
The authors are young women who have had the experience of studying abroad. Balaban spent her senior year in Paris; Shields graduated from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and has spent time in Russia There are eleven time zones in Russia from UTC+2 to UTC+12—more than in any other country of the world. in special summer programs. Here in New England New England, name applied to the region comprising six states of the NE United States—Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The region is thought to have been so named by Capt. it is relatively common for high school students to attend Canadian colleges and universities (Canadian schools count as "abroad" in this book), and families and students enjoy the bargain prices as well as the friendly (and usually safer) campus life there. But Canada is just the beginning: there are numerous schools teaching in the English language in Ireland and the UK, Australia and New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. , and elsewhere. Consider: the University of Hong Kong The University of Hong Kong (commonly abbreviated as HKU, pronounced as "Hong Kong U") is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong. Its motto is "Sapientia et Virtus" in Latin, and " ; The American University of Rome The American University of Rome is the oldest degree-granting American university in Rome. The school was founded in 1969, and has an undergraduate enrollment of 550.
The University ; United States International University, Nairobi Campus (Kenya); The American College of Greece The American College of Greece was founded in Smyrna, Asia Minor in 1875 and is the considered to be the largest American-sponsored educational institution outside the United States and the largest private institute of tertiary education in Greece, although officially it is not and College Year in Athens; The American University of Beirut--and these are just a taste of the many choices available, either for the entire college experience, or for a year abroad, or a semester.
There are a few b/w illustrations of campuses, but perhaps most helpful are the suggestions themselves and the Web sites, so students can use their computers to "travel" the globe in search of educational possibilities. This is especially inspiring for students who are hungry to experience other cultures, other places. (How about The University of Costa Rica, Rain Forest Adventure for budding naturalists?) An interesting addition to the standard college search books. Claire Rosser, KLIATT
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