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IDP Education Australia: An independent service owned by Australian universities, with information on 1,000-plus institutions, including schools, English-language colleges, universities and training institutes. Free counselling and application services. Tel 2827 6362, www.idp.com/hongkong
www.studyinAustralia.gov.au Government website which includes information on Australia's education system and a database of schools
Websites offering information on homestay arrangements
Canadian Education Centre: Organises seminars and education exhibitions. A resource centre on universities, community colleges and schools.
Free student counselling services.
Tel 2524 9668, www.studycanada.ca
International Schools Association of Thailand: A link between its 75 member schools and the Thai education ministry. Promotes exchanges between schools and is also involved in joint marketing of international education in Thailand and abroad. www.isat.or.th/home.asp
British Council: Organises education exhibitions in Hong Kong, hosts information seminars and holds information about UK study options. Tel 2913 5100, www.britishcouncil.org.hk
Independent Schools Council: Its website has details on all 1,300 member schools and offers advice on selecting schools. www:isc.co.uk
www.best-schools.co.uk Guide to the top 100 UK independent schools, by exam results and university entry. At-a-glance fee comparisons included
www.boardingschools.org.uk Schools directory and guide
www.dfes.gov.uk/performancetables/ Official exam and SAT test league table results for UK primary and secondary schools
Institute of International Education: New York-based organisation with a Hong Kong office. Hosts information seminars, education fairs and offers counselling on US study. Tel 2603 5771, www.iiehongkong.org
www.boardingschoolsUSA.com Directory for information on US study
www.schools.com Provides a link to the Association of Boarding Schools, a group of 300 boarding schools in the US, Canada, and other countries