Part II is designed to help you map out the next steps on your career path and appreciate the many different routes that are available. Here you will find selected resources to aid you in your pursuit of a career in international education, exchange, and development. It is important to note that the resources contained in this section are indeed “selected.” That is to say, our lists are not exhaustive; there is certainly much more information available on specific topics, fields, and organizations. However, the resources in this section are a kind of compass. We view them as the best tools available to point you in the right direction as you make your career choices.
Each chapter in this selected resources section is structured to best facilitate skimming, allowing you to readily locate the information that you will find most helpful. Chapters begin with introductions to their respective categories of resources. A list then follows this introduction, complete with contact information and short descriptions of various organizations or opportunities in that particular field. After these lists of sample organizations comes the real meat of the section—the print and web resources that are available for you to further research your interests.
Many of the resources in this section overlap—that is, they could be placed in any number of the various chapters or belong to several different categories. Thus, when arranging the organizations, publications, and web resources in this book, we attempted to place them in the category where we felt a reader would most likely and most logically look to find them, rather than the category that most strictly defines them.
There are instances in which we thought that the reader would benefit from having a particular resource referenced in several different places; in these cases, we have included a cross-reference. For example, InterAction is a coalition of more than 150 development organizations offering numerous resources and job opportunities for those interested