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Useful External Links

The following selection of links, while not comprehensive, includes a range of useful resources for the intercultural field. Choose from the following categories to access the links and if you find any broken links, please let us know right away so that we can fix them.

Contents:

Travel Logistics

Embassy World:

Provides a list of contact resources for all of the world’s diplomatic offices, the diplomatic community and the online community.

www.embassyworld.com

 

Project Visa:

Information on visas, embassies, and travel.

www.projectvisa.com

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Source for credible health information for travellers.

wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/

 

World Health Organisation - International Travel and Health:

Source for credible health information for travellers.

www.who.int/ith/en/

 

What's on When?:

Helps you to find out about local events while you are traveling.

www.whatsonwhen.com

Destination Guides

Portals to the World:

Library of Congress links to cultural information of the countries of the world.

www.loc.gov/rr/international/portals.html

 

World66:

User-generated travel information for destinations all over the world.

www.world66.com/

 

Wikitravel:

User-generated travel information for destinations all over the world.

www.wikitravel.org/

 

Virtual Tourist:

Travel-oriented community website featuring user-contributed travel guides for locations worldwide.

www.virtualtourist.com/

 

TrekEarth:

TrekEarth is dedicated to fostering a global community interested in photography from around the world.

www.trekearth.com/

 

Tripadvisor:

User-generated hotel reviews, photos, and travel advice.

www.tripadvisor.com/

 

Lonely Planet:

A wide variety of travel guides.

www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/

 

Rough Guides:

A wide variety of travel guides.

www.roughguides.com/website/travel/default.aspx

 

Footprint:

A wide variety of travel guides.

footprintbooks.com/Home/Index.cfm

Destination India

Enrico Fabian Photography:

Enrico Fabian is a photo journalist based in New Delhi.

www.enrico-fabian.com

blog.enrico-fabian.com

 

Gateway to India:

Gateway to plenty of interesting India-related websites.

www.uni-giessen.de/~gk1415/india.htm

 

IndiaMike:

IndiaMike is an India travel site, and a source for researching and reviewing India travel.

www.indiamike.com/

 

indeaparis.com

French Language Portal on India. / Le portail de référence sur l'Inde.

www.indeaparis.com

Destination China

China.org.cn:

Resource site for China-related information.

www.china.org.cn

 

Chinese Culture:

Overview about China, including geography, climate, provinces, ethnic groups, population, and religions.

chineseculture.about.com

 

Best Chinese Websites:

Link collection of many interesting China-related websites.

www.uni.edu/becker/chinese2.html

Language

Google Language Tools:

Google's collection of language tools, such as online translation.

www.google.com/language_tools

 

Google Transliterate:

Google's transliteration tool.

www.google.com/transliterate

 

Word2Word:

Totally free language learning resources for a huge assortment of languages.

www.word2word.com

 

Shabdkosh:

One of the most comprehensive English to Hindi and Hindi to English dictionaries.

www.shabdkosh.com

Maps

University of Texas Library Collection:

University of Texas' outstanding collection of maps.

www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/

 

National Geographic Map Machine:

Locate nearly any place on Earth, find country facts, and search and print historical, weather, and population maps, and more with our dynamic atlas.

maps.nationalgeographic.com

 

Wikimapia:

An online editable map allowing everyone to add information to any location on the globe.

www.wikimapia.org

 

Google Maps:

Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.

maps.google.com

Games / Interactive

Traveler IQ Challenge:

Play the popular free travel geography game.

www.travelpod.com/traveler-iq

Tools

Universal Currency Converter:

Converts all major currencies.

www.xe.com

 

World’s Weather:

Weather news including real-time forecasts and educational information for local, regional, national and global weather conditions.

www.weather.com

 

Unit Converter:

This tool converts all major units.

www.digitaldutch.com/unitconverter/

 

World Time Server:

Internet time clock with adjustments for Daylight Savings Time and global location choices.

www.worldtimeserver.com

 

INCA Project:

Online intercultural competence assessment.

www.incaproject.org/index.htm

Culture, History, and Religion

National Geographic World Music:

An overview of music traditions from around the world.

worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com

 

Ancient World Cultures:

On-line course supplement for students and teachers of the ancient and medieval worlds.

eawc.evansville.edu/index.htm

 

Window into Global History:

Multimedia lesson plans and video clips useful for anybody interested in geography or world history.

www.thirteen.org/edonline/wideangle/index.html

 

Sacred Sites:

Anthropologist and photographer Martin Gray spent 25 years to study and artistically photograph nearly 1000 sacred sites in 80 countries.

www.sacredsites.com

 

BeliefNet:

BeliefNet is the largest spiritual website containing information on various faiths.

www.beliefnet.com

Intercultural Resources

Centre for Intercultural Learning of the Canadian Government:

Extensive resource for intercultural issues.

www.international.gc.ca/cfsi-icse/cil-cai/index-eng.asp

 

UNESCO:

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Education, Social and Natural Science, Culture and Communication works as a laboratory of ideas and a standard-setter to forge universal agreements on emerging ethical issues.

www.unesco.org

 

Intercultural Communication:

Stephan Dahl is a senior lecturer focusing on intercultural communication in business, management and marketing.

www.stephweb.com/capstone/

 

Diversity Web:

Provides information on diversity related issues.

www.diversityweb.org

 

Discovering Diversity:

Provides information on diversity related issues.

www.discoveringdiversity.org

 

On-Line Cultural Training Resource for Study Abroad:

This material was developed to support and enhance a student’s ability to make successful cultural adjustments both before going overseas and upon returning home from studying abroad.

www2.pacific.edu/sis/culture/

 

Multicultural Education Resource Guide:

A website on multicultural education mainly targeted towards students and their teachers.

jan.ucc.nau.edu/~jar/Multi.html

 

Edchange.org 's Multicultural Pavilion:

Resources and dialogues for equity in education

www.edchange.org/multicultural/index.html

Intercultural Publications

Colors Magazine:

Colors magazine presents in-depth looks at cultures, communities, and issues that rarely are in the media spotlight.

lab.colorsmagazine.com

 

Cross-Cultural Psychology Bulletin:

Free periodical that features theoretical and position articles, book reviews, and announcements relevant to cross-cultural psychology.

www.iaccp.org/bulletin/index.php

 

National Geographic:

Atlases, maps, information about countries, geography games, photos, globes, magazines, and more.

www.nationalgeographic.com

 

Intercultural Press:

Publisher of books and materials in the field of intercultural relations.

interculturalpress.com

Intercultural Associations

Erasmoos:

Erasmoos is a user driven portal for students who want to find out more about international exchange programmes / study abroad programmes. Lots of useful information about grants, stipends and scholarships, as well as country and city specific tips. Features an expert system with "ambassadors" who will answer users' questions concerning particular cities or countries. Website and blog available in Spanish and English.

www.erasmoos.com

erasmoos.com/blogs

 

SIETAR Global:

This is the umbrella organization for the Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research.

www.sietar.org

 

IAIE:

Website of the International Association for Intercultural Education.

www.iaie.org

 

AIESEC:

The world's largest student organization.

www.aiesec.org

 

International Communication Association:

ICA is an academic association for scholars interested in the study, teaching, and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication.

www.icahdq.org

Cultural Institutes

Indian Council for Cultural Relations:

Fosters cultural relations and mutual understanding between India and other nations and peoples.

www.iccrindia.org

 

Confucius Institute:

Promotion of the Chinese language and culture world-wide.

www.confuciusinstitute.net

 

Japan Foundation:

Promotion of the Japanese language and culture world-wide.

www.jpf.go.jp

 

Goethe Institut:

Promotion of the German language and culture world-wide.

www.goethe.de/enindex.htm

 

Alliance Française:

Promotion of the French language and culture world-wide.

www.alliancefr.org

 

British Council:

Promotion of the English language and culture world-wide.

www.britishcouncil.org

 

Instituto Cervantes:

Promotion of the Spanish language and culture world-wide.

www.cervantes.es

 

Società Dante Alighieri:

Promotion of the Italian language and culture world-wide.

www.ladante.it

 

Instituto Camões:

Promotion of the Portuguese language and culture world-wide.

www.instituto-camoes.pt

Non-Profit

World Wide Fund for Nature:

WWF is an international non-governmental organization working on issues regarding the conservation, research, and restoration of the environment.

www.wwf.org

 

Wildlife Conservation Society:

WCS endeavors to save wildlife and wild lands around the world through science and conservation education.

www.wcs.org

 

Amnesty International:

Protecting human rights around the world.

www.amnesty.org

 

Human Rights Watch:

Protecting human rights around the world.

www.hrw.org

 

International Crisis Group:

An international, non-profit, non-governmental organization whose mission is to prevent and resolve deadly conflicts around the world.

www.crisisgroup.org

 

Asia Society:

Institution promoting communication between Americans and the Asian-Pacific region.

www.asiasociety.org

Intercultural Programs

India Summer Program 2011:

Studies in Indian Language, Culture, and Society

www.summerinindia.com

 

Study Abroad Italy:

Take a semester and study abroad in Italy and learn a new culture in cities like Rome or Florence.

www.GSEAbroad.com

News

Frontline:

Weekly newsmagazine from India.

www.frontlineonnet.com

 

Tehelka:

Weekly newsmagazine from India.

www.tehelka.com

 

The Hindu:

Daily newspaper from India.

www.thehindu.com

 

Samachar:

Overview of news from various Indian sources.

www.samachar.com

 

China Daily:

China Daily is China's English-language newspaper.

www.chinadaily.com.cn

 

The New York Times:

Newspaper based in the US.

www.nytimes.com

 

The Economist:

Online source for the analysis of world business and current affairs.

www.economist.com

 

BBC:

BBC provides a wide range of world news in many different languages - great if you want to learn Bengali, Chinese, German, Hindi or Urdu.

http://news.bbc.co.uk

 

The Times of London:

Newspaper based in the United Kingdom.

www.timesonline.co.uk

 

Le Monde diplomatique:

Newspaper from France in French and with editions in German, English, Arabic and Italian.

www.monde-diplomatique.fr

 

Die Zeit:

Weekly newspaper from Germany.

www.zeit.de

 

Neue Zürcher Zeitung:

German-language newspaper from Swizerland.

www.nzz.ch

Reference Resources

America’s Library of Congress:

Largest library in the world.

www.loc.gov

 

United Nations:

The UN is committed to preserving peace through international cooperation and collective security.

www.un.org/english

 

The World Bank:

The World Bank Group offers advice and an array of customised resources to more than 100 developing countries and countries in transition.

www.worldbank.org

 

CIA World Factbook:

These country profiles focus more on facts than cultural trends. Learn about the economics, government, and people of individual countries.

www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook