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  1. Voyage.gc.ca - 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 StudentsAbroad.com - 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. DiversityAbroad.com - why study abroad, preparing to go abroad, packing lists, articles on culture shock, dealing with discrimination and coming home.
  4. Cultural Shock at DiversityAbroad.com - description of the four stages of cultural shock along with symptoms, characteristics, and how to deal with each stage.
  5. Overcoming Culture Shock at CultureBridge.com - 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 IIEPassport.org - 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 shelteroffshore.com - this article is written for parental audience. However, may be applied to oneself-10 reasons to study abroad.
  8. Countdown to Study Abroad at CultureBridge.com - 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.
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