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CIA World Fact Book

The CIA World Fact Book is a resource providing current information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 entities. The People and Society category includes eight health-related fields. To learn more...
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

Cultural Etiquette Guides

Understanding and appreciating intercultural differences ultimately promotes clearer communication, breaks down barriers, builds trust, strengthens relationships, opens horizons and yields tangible results in terms of success. To learn more...
www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/country-profiles.html
http://www.culturecrossing.net/

The World Bank

The World Bank’s mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results, and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors. The site is broad-ranging in its topics for students and researchers. To learn more...Click Here

US State Department

The US State Department site provides current information about Passports, Visas, Travel Warnings, and Emergency Services. To learn more... http://www.state.gov/

US Overseas Embassy/Consular Offices Contact Information

The US Department of State publishes the contact information for US Embassies, Consulates and Diplomatic Missions in all countries where the US has such entities. COPH travelers should register with the Embassy/Consulate to receive alerts and assistance should same be necessary while they are abroad. To learn more….U.S. Embassies,
http://www.usembassy.gov/

Immunizations/Outbreaks (CDC)

Stay healthy and safe while abroad! This website is a valuable, up-to-date resource for information on vaccines, diseases and injury and illness related specific countries/regions. To learn more...
http://www.cdc.gov/travel/

Fulbright Programs

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools and brings students and scholars to the US. To learn more...
http://www.iie.org/fulbright

Peace Corps

The Peace Corps provides an opportunity for volunteers to make a real difference in the world while learning valuable skills in preparation for a globally focused career. The goals of the Peace Corps are to promote peace and stability through education and training; foster understanding of other peoples among Americans; and enhance other peoples' understanding of Americans.
www.peacecorps.gov
http://global.usf.edu/peacecorps.php