CHESTER, PA (PRWEB) December 7, 2005 -
StudyAbroad.com, an education company that publishes a comprehensive online directory of study abroad programs, has decided to use its resources and experience to create an international education online travel guide for students and tourists that will offer the most current travel information available.
Combining the utility of guidebooks like Lonely Planet and Frommer’s with the recent popularity of wikis -- online encyclopedias in which anyone can add or edit information at will -- StudyAbroad.com has created Wiki.StudyAbroad.com.
By allowing current travelers to add new information in seconds, this new international education online travel guide will function as a definitive, interactive and up-to-the minute travelogue for students currently or planning to study abroad.
“Wiki.StudyAbroad.com is going to revolutionize how students prepare for trips,” says John Duncan, manager of StudyAbroad.com. “Students can research great places to hang out in Germany and then when they return to the states they can update the wiki to explain whether a place has moved, closed down or made some other change. Other guidebooks can become dated fast, but Wiki.StudyAbroad.com will always be fresh and always be accurate, thereby changing the meaning of a good travelogue.”
The international education online travel guide is meant to appeal in other ways, as well. While it has the typical travel information like hotels, restaurants and attractions in the area, wiki.studyabroad.com also includes less common information students will find useful, like places to find or take a date, effective stress relievers and budget dining locations
The site is designed for students and can be filled with information for students, but anyone planning to travel abroad can learn from the wiki, and anyone with information about traveling abroad can add to it.
Wikipedia.org is the number one wiki site on the Internet with over 800,000 articles. It gets more traffic than Dictionary.com and Enyclopedia.com. The StudyAbroad.com Wiki takes the popularity of Wikipedia and skews it towards an international audience who needs up-to-date travel information. The project is a part of StudyAbroad.com’s attempt to advocate more for the important international education industry.
StudyAbroad.com is the Internet’s leading source of information on educational opportunities for students to study in other countries. It is a comprehensive directory of study abroad and intensive language programs organized by subject and destination. StudyAbroad.com also offers Destination Portal Pages, a handbook serving as a guide to traveling abroad, and financial aid information. StudyAbroad.com is a service of Educational Directories Unlimited, Inc. (EDU), a leading Internet company serving higher education. Based in suburban Philadelphia, EDU's steady growth since its inception in 1989 has led to its inclusion in the Philadelphia 100, Inc. Magazine/ICIC Inner City 100 and Inc. 500 lists of fast growing businesses.