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International Student News

Issue 161 - July 2012

An InternationalStudent.com Publication

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Welcome to the 161st issue of the International Student News!

 

With the new school year just around the corner, many students are still applying for international student loans which are available! Students can now compare loans from up to 7 lenders!

 

We also have a new Virtual Student Fair kicking off in August - sign up early to meet schools from the USA online.

 

Ross Mason

Editor, InternationalStudent.com

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> Cosigner? Who can you turn to?

international student loansTo increase your chances of getting approved for an international student loan at the best available rate, all non-US citizens and many US citizens will need a creditworthy US co-signer - but who can you turn to? The most common sources are family and friends, but think outside the box and consider cousins, aunts or family friends?

 

All US loans require a creditworthy US cosigner who has lived in the US for the past two years. If you’re ready to take control of your future, find a family member or friend that you trust.

 

> Virtual Student Fairs

Hobson's, a leading company in helping international students study in the USA, is hosting a free Virtual College Fair that is open to students from around the world - all you need to attend is a computer and internet access.

 

Why should you attend? You will have the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from many different US schools as well as international students that currently attend them. You can watch and download webcasts and even win $3,000 in scholarships. Hobson's Virtual College Fair are free and take place on August 25th, September 8th and 15th.

 

Don't miss out on your chance to study in the USA. Space is limited, so make sure to reserve your spot.

 

> New Semester - Be Prepared

If you are arriving to the USA before the new semester starts, or if you want to arrive prepared, the Student Secure is available for purchase now! Coverage starts at just $33/ month for those coming to the USA, includes the option for monthly payments and we will even complete and send your waiver form to your school if applicable! The plan could also save you as much as $800 or more when compared to your school's insurance plan.

 

Find out more about the plan, obtain a free quote and apply online today!

 

> Student News From Around the World

Turkey Wants 100,000 International Students by 2015

 

For Taufan, studying in Turkey is a dream come true. He came to Istanbul all the way from the Central Java town of Semarang on a scholarship that the Turkish government offered for a six-month Turkish language course.

 

“I will go back to Indonesia in September and hopefully will go again to Turkey next year for my post-graduate program in international relations,” said the 21-year-old man who is captivated by the glory of ancient Turkey and the history of early Islam there.

 

Read the rest of the story in the Jakarta Post

 

> From the Mailbag

This month we have a posting from our Study in Australia forum:

Hey, I'm from Germany and studying one semester in Australia. Therefore I've got a normal 6 month Student Visa and I'm working besides. Is there a chance to get the taxes back (I pay atm 29% taxes) at the end of my study abroad here? Has anyone tried this yet?

If you would like to add a response, or help this international student, please visit our forums and post a response to help them out!

 

> Fun Site of the Month

As its summer, our fun site of the month is a site that will keep you entertained for hours. Big Fish Games has games of all types from those which you actually need to download and install, to online and mobile phone games. The site has such a variety that if you are looking to kill a few hours over the summer months waiting for school to start, this would be the place to do it!

 

> Study Computer Science

Whether you're one of the many international students weighing the relative merits of a handful of fields prior to taking the plunge into a degree program, or if you've already decided to study IT, it is worth noting some of the benefits to study computer science in the US. For any number of reasons—the overwhelming job placement rates of graduates, the high starting salaries, or the variety of applications—the decision to study IT is the third most popular decision for international students seeking degrees in the United States.

 

To learn more about studying computer science in the US and to continue reading please click here.

 

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