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POR FAVOR NOTAR: Los nmeros telefonicos en los Estados Unidos tienen diez dgitos. Los primeros tres (llamados el cdigo de rea) indican el rea geogrfica en la cual el telfono se encuentra ubicado. Los siguientes siete nmeros constituyen la lnea especfica a la organizacin u hogar al que se encuentre llamando. Los nmeros con cdigo de rea 800 u 888 son para llamadas gratuitas.

Organizaciones Estudiante-Relacionadas

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology
2101 Wilson Blvd. #302
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-247-4212 . Fax: 703-247-4533

American Association of Community Colleges
One Dupont Circle #410
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-728-0200 . Fax: 202-833-2467

American Society for Engineering Education
1818 N Street NW #600
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-331-3500

AMIDEAST, Information Services
1730 M St. NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-776-9600 . Fax: 202-776-7000
Web site: www.amideast.org
AMIDEAST is the largest U.S. non-profit educational organization operating in the Middle East and North Africa. Their mission is to encourage the understanding between the peoples of the United States and the Arab world.

The Asia Foundation
465 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-982-4640 . Fax: 415-392-8863
Web site: www.asiafoundation.org

Career College Association
750 First Street NE #900
Washington, DC 20002

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 92970
Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970
Phone: 414-289-3400 . Fax: 414-289-3411
Web site: www.ece.org
A private, non-profit organization identifying the U.S. equivalents of foreign educational credentials.

Educational Testing Services (ETS)
Phone: 609-951-1802 . Fax 609-951-6800
Web site: www.ets.org
Information on the achievement tests used by colleges and universities to determine a student's knowledge and aptitude such as: the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) and GRE (Graduate Record Examinations).

Institute of International Education (IIE)
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-883-8200
IIE has a reference library with information about scholarships and study in the United States. It also provides some visa services.

International House
Berkeley: 510-642-9470
Chicago: 312-753-2280
New York City: 212-316-8400
Philadelphia: 215-387-5125
A multi-cultural community residence for U.S. and international students from universities and professional training programs.

International School Services (ISS)
PO Box 5910
15 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08543
Phone: 609-452-0990 . Fax: 609-452-2690
Web site: www.iss.edu
Founded in 1955, ISS provides a variety of services for international schools, and offers extensive consulting services for companies with operations throughout the world.

International Student House
1825 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-387-6445 . Fax: 202-387-4115
Has an extensive program of academic, cultural, social and recreational activities.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
1307 New York Ave NW, 8th FL
Washington, DC 20005-4701
Phone: 202-737-3699 . Fax: 202-737-3657
Web site: www.nafsa.org
NASFA: Association of International Educators is the largest membership association concerned with the advancement of international educational exchange. The association's over 7,000 individual and institutional members are based in colleges and universities that enroll 90% of the post-secondary international students in the U.S. Members of NAFSA are foreign student advisors, international admissions officers, ESL teachers and administrators, study abroad administrators, overseas educational advisors, community support groups, and sponsored program administrators. It provides professional education and training for institutional programs and offers many services related to international educational exchange.

National Council for International Visitors (NCIV)
1420 K Street, N.W., Ste. 800
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-842-1414 . Fax: 202-289-4625
E-mail: nciv@nciv.org
NCIV is a network of community and national non-government organizations and institutions whose mission is to improve international relations through professional and personal communication and exchange. Affiliates arrange local exchange programs for international visitors and scholars sponsored by the U.S. Information Agency, the United States Agency for International Development and others. Network services include professional appointments, home hospitality, seminars, speaking engagements, city tours, hotel bookings, and translation services.

National Society of Professional Engineers
1420 King Street
Alexandria VA 22314
Phone: 703-684-2820

Partners for International Education & Training (PIET)
2000 M. St. N.W. Ste. 650
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-429-0810 . Fax: 202-429-8764
PIET is a USAID contractor placing and monitoring participant training programs in the U.S. (both academic & technical) for USAID funded participants from developing countries. PIET does not provide funding for participants.

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-866-3314
Scholarships for foreign students worldwide.

School for International Training
Kipling Rd., P.O. Box 676
Brattleboro, VT 05302-0676
Phone: 802-257-7751 . Fax: 802-258-3500
Undergraduate and Graduate levels as well as Intensive English Language training.

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
1600 Cameron St #300
Washington, DC 22314
Phone: 703-836-0774 . Fax 703-836-7864

United States Department of Education
International Education/Graduate Programs
1280 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-401-9798

United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (I.N.S.)
Phone: 800-755-0777
To find out the location of the I.N.S. office nearest to where you'll be in the United States, call the number listed above.

United States Office of International Affairs
425 I Street NW - 3rd FL
Washington, DC 20536
Phone: 202-305-2798

United States Office of Legislation, Regulations, and Advisory
Bureau of Consular Affairs
2401 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20522
Phone: 202-663-1184

United States Information Agency (USIA)
www.usia.gov
Academic Exchange Division
Phone: 202-619-4360 . Fax: 202-401-5914
Advising and Student Services
Phone: 202-619-5434 . Fax: 202-401-1433
Educational and Cultural Affairs
Phone: 202-619-5609 . Fax: 202-619-5068
Office of Academic Programs
Phone: 202-619-6409 . Fax: 202-205-2452
Office of International Visitors
Phone: 202-619-5217 . Fax: 202-619-4655

YMCA International
71 W. 23rd Street #1904
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-727-8800 . Fax: 212-727-8814
Year round airport arrival service for sponsored students; International Camp Counselor Program; Multinational Trainee Program; Group Educational Travel. Places students in summer jobs; trains in internships; and assists YMCA branches to internationalize their efforts and develop world-minded citizens. There are homestay tour programs; professional interest group tours also available in such areas as medicine, social welfare, environment, agriculture, and business.

Información de consumidor

American Automobile Association (AAA)
phone: 1-800-AAA-HELP
This is an auto club which provides road service, route planning and hotel discounts.

Consumer Credit Counseling Services
1275 K Street NW #885
Washington, DC 20005
phone: 202-682-1500

Consumer Reports Auto Price Service
Box 8005
Novi, MI 48376
Send a check or money order for $11.00 along with the make, model and style of a car to receive the list price and dealer cost of the car, including the price of options.

Driver's License Application
Check the state government listing in the local area phone book for the driver's license examination locations. Costs vary by state.

Encyclopedia of Associations - The Gale Group
Detroit, MI 48226-9990
Phone: 1-800-877-4253 or 313-961-2242
Web site: www.gale.com
A guide to over 23,000 national and international associations and organizations.

Health Insurance Association of America
Phone: 202-824-1600
Information on health insurance.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Phone: 1-800-829-3676
U.S. tax-related information.

National Automobile Dealers Association
8400 Westpark Dr.
McLean, VA 22101-9985
Phone: 1-800-544-6232 . Fax: 703-821-7269
Web site: www.nadanet.com
Useful information when buying a car.

National Clearinghouse for Alchohol & Drug Information
Phone: 800-729-6686

National Automobile Insurance Helpline
Phone: 800-942-4242
This service provides cost-cutting tips such as raising the deductible, dropping duplicate coverage and low-mileage provisions.

National Health Information Center
Phone: 800-336-4797
Provides health information and referral services for all of your health concerns.

Shell Answer Books
Shell Oil Company
Box 4681
Houston, TX 77210
Information on car care, being a smart driver, helping injured drivers and more.

United States Health and Human Services
Phone: 202-619-0257
AIDS Hotline: 800-342-AIDS

United States Social Security Hotline
Phone: 800-772-1213

Información del recorrido

Líneas aéreas

Air Canada: 800-776-3000 - www.aircanada.ca
Air France - 800-237-2747 - www.airfrance.com/en/contenu.html
Air India - 800-223-7776 - www.airindia.com
Alitalia - 800-223-5730 - www.alitalia.it/english
American - 800-433-7300 - www.americanair.com
British Airways - 800-247-9297 - www.british-airways.com
Continental - 800-525-0280 - www.flycontinental.com
Delta - 800-221-1212 - www.delta-air.com
Gulf Air - 800-223-1740 - www.gulfairco.com
Iberia - 800-772-4642 - www.iberia.com
Japan - 800-525-3663 - www.jal.co.jp/english/index_e.html
KLM Royal Dutch - 800-374-7747 - www.klm.nl
Kuwait Airways - 800-458-9248 - www.travelfirst.com/sub/kuwaitair.html
Lufthansa German - 800-645-3880 - www.lufthansa.com
Northwest - 800-225-2525 - www.nwa.com
Qantas - 800-227-4500 - www.qantas.com.au
Royal Jordanian - 800-223-0470 - www.rja.com.jo
Saudi Arabian - 800-472-8342 - www.saudiarabian-airlines.com
Singapore - 800-742-3333 - www.singaporeair.com
Swiss Air - 800-221-4750 - www.swissair.com
TWA - 800-221-2000 - www.twa.com
United - 800-241-6522 - www.ual.com
US Airways - 800-428-4322 - www.usairways.com

Sistemas del alquiler de coches

Alamo Rent-a-Car: 800-732-3232 - www.goalamo.com
American: 800-633-1331 - www.midcitiesmall.com/americanauto.htm
Auto Europe: 800-223-5555 - www.auto-europe.com
Avis Rent-a-Car: 800-831-2847 - www.avis.com
Budget Rent-a-Car: 800-527-0700 - www.budgetrentacar.com
Dollar Rent-a-Car: 800-800-4000 - www.dollarcar.com
Enterprise Rent-a-Car: 800-321-1972 - www.pickenterprise.com
European Car: 800-535-3303
Hertz System Inc.: 800-654-3131 - /www.hertz.com
National Car Rental: 800-328-4567 - www.nationalcar.com
Payless Car Rental: 800-729-5377 - www.paylesscar.com
Rent-a-Wreck:
800-535-1391 - www.rent-a-wreck.com
Sears Rent-a-Car:
800-435-7751
Thrifty Rent-a-Car: 800-367-2277 - www.thrifty.com

Cadenas del hotel y del motel

Best Western International: 800-528-1234 - www.bestwestern.com
Doral Hotels: 800-223-6725
Econo Lodges: 800-424-6423 - www.hotelchoice.com
Hilton Hotels: 800-445-8667 - www.hilton.com
Holiday Inn: 800-462-4329 - www.holiday-inn.com
Howard Johnson's: 800-446-4656 - www.hojo.com
Hyatt Hotels: 800-233-1234 - www.hyatt.com
Inter-Continental: 800-327-0200 - www.interconti.com/interconti
La Quinta Motor Inns: 800-257-5473
Marriott Hotels: 800-228-9290 - www.marriott.com
Quality Inns: 800-424-6423 - www.hotelchoice.com
Radission Hotels: 800-333-3333 - www.radisson.com
Ramada Inns: 800-228-2828 - www.ramada.com
Red Roof Inns: 800-843-7663 - www.redroof.com
Rodeway Inns: 800-424-6423 - www.hotelchoice.com
Sheraton Hotels: 800-325-3535 - www.sheraton.com
Stouffer Hotels: 800-872-6338
Super 8 Motels: 800-843-1991 - www.super8motels.com
Travelodge International: 800-255-3050 - www.travelodge.com
Westin Hotels: 800-228-3000 - www.westin.com

Programas/paradores del hotel del descuento

Entertainment Publications
Phone: 1-800-477-3234

Great American Travelers--Access Development Corporation
Phone: 1-800-548-2812
Membership in the program entitles you to discounts in thousands of U.S. hotels.

Hosteling International-American Youth Hostels
733 15th St., NW, Ste. 840
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-783-6161 . Fax: 202-783-6171
Web site: www.hiayh.org
Offers travelers a real alternative to expensive lodging. Each hostel offers safe, comfortable dormitory style accommodations for travelers of all ages.

National Park Service
Phone: 800-365-2267
Information on America's national parks.

Líneas de autobús

Greyhound - phone: 800-231-2222

Ferrocarril

Amtrak - phone: 800-523-8720

Vacaciones/información del recorrido de State

Alabama: 800-ALA-BAMA - www.touralabama.org
Alaska: 907-465-2012 - www.travelalaska.com
Arizona: 602-230-7733 - www.carizona.com
Arkansas: 800-643-8383 - www.state.ar.us
California: 800-862-2543 - gocalif.ca.gov
Colorado: 800-433-2656 - www.colorado.com
Connecticut: 800-CT-BOUND - www.state.ct.us/tourism
Delaware: 800-441-8846 - www.state.de.us
Florida: 888-7FLA-USA - www.florida.com
Georgia: 800-VISIT-GA - www.gomm.com
Hawaii: 808-923-1871 www.hawaiiguide.com
Idaho: 800-635-7820 - www.IDOC.state.id.us
Illinois: 800-223-0121 - www.enjoyillinois.com
Indiana: 800-289-6646 - www.ai.org/tourism
Iowa: 800-345-IOWA - www.icvba.org
Kansas: 913-296-2009
Kentucky: 800-225-8747 - www.state.ky.us/tour/tour.htm
Louisiana: 800-334-8626 - www.crt.state.la.us
Maine: 800-533-9595 - www.visitmaine.com
Maryland: 800-543-1036 - www.mdisfun.org
Massachusetts: 800-447-MASS - www.mass-vacation.com
Michigan: 800-543-2YES - www.michigan.org
Minnesota: 800-657-3700 - www.exploreminnesota.com
Mississippi: (601) 359-3297 - www.mississippi.org
Missouri: 573-751-4133 - www.ecodev.state.mo.us/tourism
Montana: 800-541-1447 - http://travel.mt.gov
Nebraska: 800-228-4307 - www.ded.state.ne.us/tourism
Nevada: 800-NEVADA-8 www.nevadaweb.com
New Hampshire: 603-271-2666 - www.visitnh.gov
New Jersey: 800-JERSEY7 - www.state.nj.us
New Mexico: 800-545-2040 - www.nets.com/newmextourism
New York: 800-CALL-NYS - http://iloveny.state.ny.us
North Carolina: 800-VISIT-NC - http://visit.nc.org
North Dakota: 800-437-2077 - www.glness.com/tourism
Ohio: 800-BUCKEYE - www.ohiotourism.com
Oklahoma: 800-652-6552 - www.otrd.state.ok.us
Oregon: 800-547-7842 - www.traveloregon.com
Pennsylvania: 800-VISIT-PA - www.pavisnet.com
Puerto Rico: 800-223-6530
Rhode Island: 800-556-2484 - www.ritourism.com
South Carolina: 803-734-0235 - www.sccsi.com/sc
South Dakota: www.state.sd.us
Tennessee: 615-741-2159 - www.gotennessee.com
Texas: 800-888-8TEX - www.tourtexas.com
Utah: 801-538-1020 - www.state.ut.us/html/travel.htm
Vermont: 802-828-3236 - www.visit-vermont.com
Virginia: 800-VISIT-VA - www.virginia.org
Virgin Islands: 809-774-8784 - www.usvi.net
Washington: 800-544-1800 - www.tourism.wa.gov
Washington, D.C.: 202-789-7000 - www.dchomepage.net
West Virginia: 800-225-5982 - www.state.wv.us/tourism
Wisconsin: 800-432-TRIP - http://tourism.state.wi.us/agencies/tourism
Wyoming: 800-225-5996 - www.state.wy.us/state/tourism/tourism.html

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