FACT AND INFORMATION RESOURCES
and Region V
NAFSA: The Association of International Educators Region V is where Wisconsin resides - along with Illinois and Michigan.
- Faculty can assign students to look up information about specific countries. Database includes, World, Kids, States and Provinces editions. Plus a worldwide photo gallery, unlimited printing rights and much more. (Subscription required, check with your institute's library.)
Geographia - Geographical information on Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America.
International Business Etiquette Book Store
CIA - The World Factbook - Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for hundreds of world entities. Reference tabs include maps of the major world regions, flags of the world, physical and political map of the world and more -Central Intelligence Agency
http://www.allyoucanread.com - Links to 22,800 newspapers and magazines worldwide (over 200 countries)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/country_profiles/default.stm - Comprehensive overviews and basic facts, map, timeline, flag, anthem
http://www.worldcountries.info - Travel articles, maps, facts, current news article links
http://www.nationmaster.com - National statistics about almost everything: wealth, corruption, consumption of bananas, voltage used, days off work, teacher pay, etc.
http://www.nationsonline.org - Links to governments and other sites for all countries around the world, as well as links to international organizations, cities, and other resources. Newspapers, maps, travel guides, tourism & visa information, etc.
GLOBAL / MULTINATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
International Labour Organization ILO - The ILO is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It is the only 'tripartite' United Nations agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes promoting Decent Work for all. This unique arrangement gives the ILO an edge in incorporating 'real world' knowledge about employment and work.
The UN Global Compact - A strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
CIEE A non-profit, non-governmental international exchange organization. For U.S. students, faculty, and administrators, CIEE offers programs including study abroad, teach abroad, and faculty development seminars. For those interested in coming to the U.S. on an exchange program, options range from high school programs to J-1 work and internship opportunities.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development - OECD - The OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to support sustainable economic growth, boost employment, raise living standards, maintain financial stability, assist other countries' economic development, and contribute to growth in world trade.
Free Trade Area of the Americas - Trade, politics, culture, business by country, all of North and South America.
Asian Studies Development Program was launched in 1991 to enhance teaching about Asia at American two-year and four-year colleges and universities at the undergraduate level. In recent years, ASDP has also included Asian faculty in selected programs. Since its inception, more than 1,500 professors from the U.S. and Asia have participated in ASDP programs.
The American Council on Education (ACE) recognizes that global perspectives are critical to solving contemporary problems, ensuring academic excellence, and preparing a world-class workforce. Through its Center for International Initiatives (CII), ACE offers programs and services that enhance internationalization on U.S. campuses and place U.S. higher education in a global context. In addition, ACE works with international partners on higher education issues that have a global impact.
Global New North - New North, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, regional marketing and economic development organization fostering collaboration among private and public sector leaders throughout the 18 counties of Northeast Wisconsin.
WAT Workforce Advancement Training Grant - Workforce Advancement Training (WAT) Grants are focused on improving the occupational skills of your employees. These grants are available to the technical college districts, as directed by statute, and NWTC can partner with your company (or multiple companies) to submit WAT grant applications.
The Committee on Teaching about the United Nations focuses on today’s most important assignment – teaching our children about a world made increasingly interdependent by globalization. CTAUN provides educators worldwide with opportunities to learn about the work of the United Nations and how to integrate global awareness into learning and teaching at all levels.
LASPAU is a nonprofit organization affiliated with Harvard University that designs, develops, and implements academic and professional programs to benefit the America.
WAIE Wisconsin Association of International Educators - is a member organization promoting international education and providing professional development opportunities to the field. To join, all you need to do is submit the membership application.
IREX - An international nonprofit organization providing leadership and programs to promote positive lasting change globally, focused on Youth, Conflict Resolution, Gender, Technology for Development. Global UGRAD is a student exchange program they administer.
GENERAL, COMPREHENSIVE RESOURCES
Institute of International Education and Open Doors -
An annual report which provides valuable information for international educators, including international student data, study abroad statistics, etc.
University of Wisconsin Green Bay MetaLib
- Articles, Databases, and E-journals. Access to sources like Harvard Business Review, Thunderbird International Business Review, Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business, Global Business and Organizational Excellence, and many more.
Center for International Business Education and Research - The Madison CIBER Congress created CIBERs to help strengthen the competitiveness of U.S. business internationally and enhance international business-related teaching and research.
CISDL Research Programmes - Organized around seven substantive Legal Programmes, each representing a major area of current research in sustainable development law. Each CISDL Programme is led by a Lead Counsel, and involves various CISDL members supported by the CISDL Secretariat.
Economist Education - by The Economist, provides sample course details and daily business insights.
ENNI - A Spanish school for education in international business and global marketing, specializing in distance education.
SCOLA - SCOLA's mission is to help the people of the world learn about one and other’s culture, language, and ideology. SCOLA emphasizes the importance and effectiveness of modern information technology as a tool in overcoming barriers to global understanding.
Gold Key Matching Service For companies interested in international business, the U.S. Commercial Service helps businesses find potential overseas agents, distributors, sales representatives and business partners.
Passport - Consumer products, services, and supplies. Country industry information.
The International Forum of Globalization (IFG) - Representing over 60 organizations in 25 countries, the IFG acts out of a shared concern that the world's corporate and political leadership is restructuring global politics and economics. Also included are links to projects, history, and events surrounding the issue of economic globalization.
Title VI A & B (BIE) U.S. Department of Education grant opportunities to enhance international education. Several WTCS colleges have received BIE awards in the past several years. New awards are on hold, but may be a resource again in the future.
Community Colleges for International Development, Inc. (CCID) - CCID is a consortium of 160 two year colleges in the U.S. and twelve other countries, and is the pre-eminent two-year college organization in the United States working on all aspects of global vocational / professional education, and training overseas. The mission of CCID is to take the community college model and share it internationally, while internationalizing it as well.
SHRM Society for Human Resource Management - is a global HR professional organization that exists to build and sustain partnerships with human resource professionals, media, government, non-government organizations, businesses and academic institution
WTCS - International Education Committee website. The WTCS International Education Standing Committee will collaboratively foster the internationalization of learning to develop globally competent citizens.
Peer Review of Teaching Project - University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Explore "course portfolios" using search function.
U.S. Export Portal - An easily accessible and popular site used as a "how to" for exporting. Its short videos could be used in classes and such, making it a good resource for faculty as a teaching aid.
Global New North - Collaborating with public and private leaders, New North connects business, community and education leaders to attract new business, organize clusters, connect resources and promote the regional brand.
Cross-Cultural Solutions (CCS) - CCS partners with communities worldwide, providing new ideas and services through cultural exchange while breaking down stereotypes, and inspiring a lifelong commitment to civic engagement to both individual volunteers and the individuals and communities with whom we partner.
US Global Leadership Coalition - Strengthening America's leadership in the world through a strategic investment in development and diplomacy.
IBPF International Business Practice Firm-simulated business opportunities which mirror the real world. The Business Practice Firm model is extremely flexible not only in the curriculum, but also the student population that it serves. It has been effectively implemented to meet the needs of high school, college, or workforce development. The BPF can support courses in International Business, Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, etc.
The Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education (MIIIE) a self-funded consortium of two-year colleges located in the Midwest. MIIIE supports curriculum and professional development by organizing curriculum workshops, fall and spring conferences, overseas projects for faculty and students, and assistance with grant development. It also provides faculty mentoring and professional networking.
Bologna Process A 47 country agreement, signed in 1999, creating the European Higher Education Area.
Association of Public Land Grant Universities founded in 1887, is the nation’s oldest higher education association with an international community that works to promote stronger relationships and development projects between institutions worldwide. Its agenda includes Study Abroad, International Development and Agriculture programs.
Taste of OSU/Cultural Extravaganza Allow American students to experience international life in a very introductory way, and allow international students and scholars to celebrate their heritage in a public and fun setting.
Cultural Luncheons Opportunity for community members to learn about another culture and for internationals to share information and cuisine.
INTERNATIONAL CITY RESOURCES
Business Traveller - Information on travel, hotels, and more. A "City Guides" section features details about major cities around the world.
For questions or comments contact; Megan Popkey, Manager of Student Involvement and International Programs, Megan.Popkey@nwtc.edu. Phone: 920-498-7186 or 01-920-498-7186.