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  1. - the governement of Canada's website has a tonne of different resources, checklists, and travel tips. As well, the Go Abroad Coordinator has several handy, pocket-sized reference manuals before you travel abroad ("Bon Voyage, But," "Her Own Way: A Woman's Guide to Safe and Successful Travel," "Working Abroad: Unravelling the Maze," and "Canadian Consular Services").
  2. Study Abroad Student Handbook at - great resource for several countries around the world, focusing on American students travlling abroad. Thorough checklists and a comprehensive listing of online resources to help with the move to Canada.
  3. - why study abroad, preparing to go abroad, packing lists, articles on culture shock, dealing with discrimination and coming home.
  4. Cultural Shock at - description of the four stages of cultural shock along with symptoms, characteristics, and how to deal with each stage.
  5. Overcoming Culture Shock at - another good article about culture shock. Includes tips that will help smooth the transition from your hometown to your new "home."
  6. Study Abroad Safety Tips for Female Students at - here you will find safety tips for female students along with information about different countries and Consulates.
  7. 10 Reasons to Encourage your Children to Study and Live Abroad at - this article is written for parental audience. However, may be applied to oneself-10 reasons to study abroad.
  8. Countdown to Study Abroad at - a thorough checklist beginning at 18 months before departure. Includes the selection and application process as well as important things to keep in mind that may be easily forgotten.