Resources for International Living

FAWCO Members around the world share their ideas, experiences, challenges, successes, tips and stories to make life easier overseas. 

If you have ideas to share about living internationally, and would like to publish on this platform, let us know at

Americana

Americana is an educational program designed to reinforce a positive American identity by providing a safe environment for children to explore their American identity and allowing children to interact with other American youngsters. It builds language skills by introducing words, ideas, concepts as well as songs, games, literature (poems, stories...) that are not part of their everyday context. 

College Guidance 

In this globally competitive world, college graduates earn more than those who only finish high school.  Consequently, the number of students going to college continues to rise. However, many students apply indiscriminately and find themselves unprepared for or unhappy with where they finally matriculate.  There are over 3,000 accredited tertiary schools in the US alone, as well as outstanding universities in Europe, the UK and Canada. For FAWCO's College Guidance information -- crucial to those applying  to colleges and universities in the US -- click here.  

Students who Learn Differently Overseas

If you are a student who learns differently who is living abroad, a family member of such a student, or an educational professional concerned with the teaching of such students, this is an invaluable resource. Much of the information compiled in this study is the result of research by FAWCO members. In many cases, the respondents were American women living overseas at the time of the study. Many were living in non-English speaking countries. Often the women had to try to find adequate accommodations for their LD learners with little or no assistance. Students Who Learn Differently Overseas is an attempt to help fill that void by researching accommodations, rights, and resources that are or should be made available to our learning-differently students, their families and their educators.

For more information please contact Students Who Learn Differently Overseas Co-Chair, Susan van Alsenoy at  .

The Table of Contents and Introduction will give you a more complete overview.  The full text of Students Who Learn Differently Overseas can be found at http://studentswholearn.fawco.org.


Sharing Cultures

The Sharing Cultures Committee supports FAWCO Member Clubs in their efforts to promote mutual understanding and awareness of customs, cultural differences, and local environments in order to bridge the gaps that exist between nations and different populations. The committee welcomes FAWCO Member Club programs or activities that help Club members, their families, and/or the local community learn from one another.

A Day in Your City provides insider tips on the special places where FAWCO members live, with information on more than 20 cities from Aberdeen to Shanghai. To contribute information about your city to A Day in Your City, download the form, complete it and send it to .

We would like to suggest an activity: the Sharing Cultures Experience.  The concept was developed by the FAWCO committee of the Barcelona Women’s Network. To learn how to create your own Sharing Cultures Experience, click here.

More resources and useful links are available in Expat Resources.   

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