Micronesia Country Resources
Check out Country Profiles and Lonely Planet, where you can find lots of information on most any country in the world - including Micronesia.
Federated States of Micronesia
The FSM Telecommunications site has interesting features for all the states of Micronesia. You can even get streaming audio from several Micronesian radio stations. FSM Visitor's Board has general information for travelers. The Micronesia Seminar gives a wealth of information on culture, history and current issues in Micronesia. The College of Micronesia's Digital library covers lots of topics, from birds and plant life to government. Micronesia was a U.S. territory for years after World War II - you can check the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (TTPI) Archives for historical background.
Seacology supports environmental projects on the Micronesian islands -check its site for updates on Yap, Kosrae and the other islands. The "Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk" program has reports and recommendations for Yap and Kosrae.
At Conserveoline.org, read the PDF "A Blueprint For Conserving the Biodiverisity of the FSM," and its appendices. The national government has its online "National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan." You can learn more about the islands' biodiversity by checking out Conservation International's Biodiversity Hotspots for Micronesia.
To learn the ins and outs of Micronesian culture and how it differs from ours, visit the incredibly detailed Countries and their Cultures. You'll find information on everything from national symbols and ethnic relations to etiquette and food.
The Yap National Weather Service has satellite maps and other weather information for Yap. Kristen Ausanka, who traveled to Yap with the Queens group on one of the first study tours to Micronesia, prepared the maps on this page for a graduate course at UNC Charlotte in 2001. Check out her map of Yap and the photos -Queens personnel took most of them on this page. For a different perspective on the island -from the point of view of an archeologist - read Dr. Felicia Beardsley's diary from her 1999 trip. The Encyclopedia of the Earth has an article on Yap, with information on its ecology.
Dave Vecella has provided diver training and awesome dives for Queens students and faculty since 2000. Visit the Beyond the Reef Dive Shop site, and you might see some pictures of Queens folks. Manta Ray Bay Hotel and Yap Divers is the large-scale diving operation on Yap. The restaurant, a favorite hangout of Queens students, is in an old Indonesian schooner anchored next to the hotel. Traders' Ridge Resort has one of Yap's best restaurants, and Queens often arranges mangrove kayaking through it.
The Kosrae Visitors Bureau gives general information on the island and its opportunities. The Pacific Treelodge Resort & Pacific Island Divers is one of the dive operators Queens uses. It has a nice little restaurant in the mangroves. The Kosrae Village Resort restaurant is the finest on the island.