US education generally enjoys very high reputation around the world. In addition, many Americans want to be able to spend a semester abroad but still be able to transfer their credits back home.

If you need to just browse through lists of universities, you can use university databases. One good search option for any university in the world is the website Braintrack. Another easy to use database can be found at the website of the International Association of Universities.

People from outside the US often don’t realize that Americans actually have two basic types of higher education institutions:

  • Universities
  • Liberal arts colleges, which specialize in teaching, rather than research