Australia www.idp.com/hongkong 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.studyinaustralia.gov.au Government website which includes information on Australia's education system and a database of schools. www.homestay.com.au and www.homestay-australia.com Websites offering information on homestay arrangements. Canada www.studycanada.ca Canadian Education Centre website. Organises seminars and education exhibitions. A resource centre for universities, community colleges and schools. Free student counselling services. Tel 2524 9668 New Zealand www.newzealandeducated.com Website of Education New Zealand, which promotes the country as a study destination. Has a large database of institution and course profiles. Tel 2151 3396 Thailand www.isat.or.th/home.asp International Schools Association of Thailand, a link between its 75 member schools and the Thai education ministry. Promotes school exchanges and is involved in joint marketing of international education in Thailand and abroad. United Kingdom www.britishcouncil.org.hk The British Council organises education exhibitions in HK, hosts information seminars and has details on British study options. Tel 2913 5100 www.isc.co.uk Website of Independent Schools Council. Has details on all 1,300 member schools and offers advice on selecting schools. www.best-schools.co.uk Guide to the top 100 British 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 schools. United States www.iiehongkong.org Institute of International Education, New York-based organisation with a HK office. Hosts information seminars, education fairs and offers counselling on US study. Tel 2603 5771 www.boardingschoolsUSA.com Directory for information on US study. International 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.