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Study Abroad: Background Information & Travel Guides

Study Abroad

World Cultures

Country Databases

  • CIA World Factbook
    Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

Travel Guides


Travel Guides Guidebooks with first-hand experience and business travel.

Lonely Planet  More guidebooks written by those with a first-hand experience in the area and including background information.

Embassy Information

BBC World News

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New York Times Travel

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