Academic Journals

With the growth and development of study abroad, education abroad, and international education, academic research and international journals are increasing available online.

While the vast majority of information and literature in this field is grey literature, non-profit organizations and universities have over the lasts decade begun to produce peer-reviewed research in this new, dynamic and on-the-move field.

Study Abroad Journal is developing the following lists and links. Please share your thoughts and insights for our ongoing directory.

International Journals

Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad (Impact Factor: N/A)

Journal of Studies in International Education  (Impact Factor: 1.017)

Journal of International Students (Impact Factor: N/A)

US Study Abroad Organizations

The Forum on Education Abroad

  • The Forum on Education Abroad is a US-based non-profit association recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice for the field of education abroad.

Association of International Educators (NAFSA)

  • The Association of International Educators is a non-profit organization for professionals in all areas of international education, including education abroad advising and administration, campus internationalization, international student support, and English as a Second Language (ESL) program development. The acronym "NAFSA" traces back to the organization's original name: National Association of Foreign Student Advisers.

Institute of International Education (IIE)

  • The Institute of International Education is a world leader in the exchange of people and ideas, leading efforts to expand opportunities for Americans to study abroad, including The Fulbright Program, on behalf of the U.S. government.

Generation Study Abroad

  • As an initiative of IIE, Generation Study Abroad seeks to address that shortfall by bringing employers, governments, associations, and others together to build on current best practices and find new ways to extend study abroad opportunities to tens of thousands of college students for whom traditional study abroad programs aren't working.

The United States Education Abroad Resource (USEAR)

Direct Enrollment Programs for International Students

Independent Students Seeking International Programs and Curriculum in English for Direct Enrollment

Direct enrollment generally refers to undergraduate international students contacting and enrolling in courses at foreign universities directly.

While Master's and PhD programs have been most accessible to students seeking to study and conduct research in foreign countries, international programs with English curriculum geared specifically for undergraduates have been growing in popularity for some time in Asia. Today, direct enrollment opportunities are increasingly visible in other regions such as Europe and South America.

Independent and adventurous students from the US willing to be trail-blazers, save money, and share classes with local students in foreign countries can find new and dynamic opportunities abroad.

The Study Abroad Journal has an eye open for low cost direct enrollment opportunities to share with are students and followers.

Universidad San Francisco de Quito

  • Independent and adventurous students from around the world are welcome to apply directly to USFQ for a variety of summer, semester or year programs. USFQ is particularly of interest, with research stations and campuses in the Amazon (Tiputini) and in the Galapagos (San Cristobal). Check their international program page for more information. Study Abroad Journal reported on these campus when they were first ramping up their programs. See photos posted below and on the SAJ Facebook page.