What in the World is Going On?
A Guide for Canadians Wishing to Work, Volunteer or Study in Other Countries (2nd Edition)

Publisher:  Canadian Bureay for International Education
Year Published:  1988  
Pages:  176pp   ISBN:  ISBN 0-920496-15-6
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX3464

Abstract:  As the introduction states, "this book is for those who wish to go abroad not primarily as tourists or travellers, but as students or workers who will probably be staying in a place for an extended period, and who will have more of a change to settle into the country where they are staying - and less of a chance to simply leave if problems or difficulties arise." There are chapters on assessing one's suitability for overseas work or study, on finding a program that is appropriate to a particular person, on preparing oneself, on coming home. The information is general, as it necessarily must be when "other countries" can mean anywhere in the world, but the chapters do contain a solid basis of practical know-how. About two-thirds of the book consists of a directory of actual programs and organizations, with the information provided ranging from a page to a sentence.