This guide is intended to support the research, coursework, and special interests of students, staff, and faculty at Oregon State University.
This guide is an outcome of the Global Learning Initiative at OSU.
Your input is welcome, please let me know if you have any suggestions for this guide via email.
The library staff at the University of Colorado has created a guide titled, Foreign Information by Country. This guide is a comprehensive and easy to navigate list of links to information for approximately 245 countries and territories. Within each country/territory, links are grouped into seven categories: country profile, official government, articles and databases, diplomacy and aid, health, military and peacekeeping, and related guides. Please note, some links may lead to databases not available to the Oregon State University community.
Country profiles put together by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) providing an "instant guide to history, politics and economics background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions."
The Economist Intelligence Unit provides comprehensive background summaries, key economic indicator forecasts, and current policy, risk and economic analysis for over 180 countries. Registration is free.
Culture Crossing is a community built guide (crowdsourced) to cross-cultural etiquette and understanding. On the homepage, select the country. Then, you can drill down for more information on greetings, communication style, personal space, eye contact, views of time, gestures, gender roles, taboos, classroom rules, etc. Please, consider adding more information about your home country to the guides; your additions will help make the website more useful for others researching culture abroad.
Contact Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) to expand your academic horizons by studying abroad; prepare for a global job market with international internships; experience your major in a global context; earn a concurrent B.A. in International Studies; or Apply for a Fulbright.