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International Student Newsletter - Issue 84


 

In this issue:

  1. Introduction
  2. Call Home For Less the Easy Way
  3. Student ID Cards - ISE Cards
  4. Featured ESL Program: LINES - Downe House
  5. Student News - from around the world
  6. Student Sound-off - HOT Topics from the mail bag
  7. TOEFL Scores Open More Doors
  8. Language-Learning.net, Find the Perfect Language Course
  9. Great Student Insurance Plans
  10. Subscription Information
  11. Final Note

1. Introduction
Welcome to the 84th InternationalStudent.com Newsletter!

First off, I would like to thank you all for your dedicated support to our site and newsletter. We have now passed over 200,000 subscribers and growing by the day. Due to this support we can bring you even more promotions and giveaways - so keep coming back to the site in the next few months!!

We hope you enjoy the newsletter, and let us know what you think via our message board or by emailing us!

Ross Mason
Editor - InternationalStudent.com Newsletter

Check out my blog - http://www.InternationalStudentBlog.com

2. Featured Program - Paid Internships at Schiller International University


Easy, cheap international calling!

International calling can be very expensive, and some low-cost services are difficult to use. But with InternationalCallingCard.com, rates are low, even to mobile phones, and the service is simple to use. You can place seamless international calls from a mobile, home or office phone, with no PINs to enter and no account numbers to remember!

So how does it work? You simply sign up online and provide up to 3 telephone numbers. When you dial the access number from your registered phones, our unique system will recognize you and allow you to call internationally!

What's even better is that our rates are just 5 cents/minute to the major destinations, with no connection or hidden charges....

To sign up now, or to read more, go to: http://www.internationalcallingcard.com

3. International Calling and Phone Cards

The ISE Card is an internationally recognized identification card and it is carried by students and travelers. Each year approximately 200,000-300,000 ISE Cards are issued throughout the world.

ISE Cards has negotiated thousands of worldwide discounts, for museums, admission fees, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, hotels - a searchable database of those discounts can be found on http://www.internationalstudent.com/travel/student-id-card/. Just in case, ISE Cardholders are advised to show their card before paying any admission fees.

Other benefits of the ISE Card include:
* Unsurpassed discount guarantee*
* Supplemental medical and evacuation benefits*
* 24-hour worldwide assistance helpline*
* Airline Bankruptcy Protection*
* 12-month validity (e.g. card purchased in March 2006 will be valid until March 2007)

And now you have the option of having your color photo printed directly on your ISE Card. Visit http://www.internationalstudent.com/travel/student-id-card/ for all the details on all these benefits and to purchase your ISE Card today!

4. Loans for International Students, Study Abroad
LINES - Downe House: Learn English in the UK or France

The Language courses run by LINES, at "Downe House" in England and "Les Trois Vallees" in France aim to be the ultimate academic intensive courses for today's modern student. The students are placed into different groups according to age and standard of knowledge, from beginner to very advanced. There is a maximum of 10 students in each class (average 6) to ensure super, intensive and personalized instruction. Our teachers are strictly selected and are all highly qualified, enthusiastic and professional. LINES Languages Ltd is British Council accredited. After a very precise assessment test, students join their class and have up to 32 lessons (of 45 each) per week. Senior students can even add daily optional workshops to meet their specific needs: exam preparation, listening comprehension, academic year preparation, TOEFL, CFE... At the end of their stay at LINES every student receives a certificate.

Click here for more information: http://www.esldirectory.com/detail.php?program=1612

5. Language-Learning.net, Find the perfect Language Course

More Students Study Chinese

The hottest new export out of China these days? Its language.

Nationwide, experts say there's been an unprecedented increase in the number of students studying Chinese at the college level.

As China morphs into an economic world leader, more American schools are offering courses in the Mandarin language as a way to adapt to the future global economy, said Mindy Zhang, a Chinese instructor for the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities. Zhang also teaches Chinese courses as an adjunct professor at Ball State University, where interest in the foreign language is at a high.

"For years, I think Chinese has been looked upon as an 'exotic language,'" said Zhang, a native of Wuhan, China. "Now, I think we are starting to see that perception change."

To read the rest of the article from the Minnesota Star Press, click here: http://www.thestarpress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060201/NEWS01/602010366/1002

6. Student News - from around the world!


Each month we feature one or two questions that we've received at InternationalStudent.com, or questions from our forums at http://www.InternationalStudentForum.com. As tax time looms, we always get several questions like this:

Q: I had been working in campus for a few months as a student worker last year. My gross wages are not greater than $ 3100. Can I have the tax return back to me, please? If so, what kind of form should i fill? Where can I get them? What is the procedure? Would you explain to me what to do, please?

A: Typically if you earn below a certain threshold, you will not owe any federal taxes, although you will still need to file a return to get your taxes returned to you. Visit the International Student Tax Center for more information, and to get expert help from LBF: http://www.internationalstudent.com/tax/

We also have many questions about mobile phones like:

Q: I would like to know how to unlock my phone so that I can buy and use SIM cards. I have a NOKIA 5110. It may already be unlocked. I'm not sure.

A: There are several ways you can check if your phone is locked or not. The easiest way is to simply borrow a friend's phone who is on another network, switch the SIM cards around and see if your phone will boot up and work. If your phone is locked, it will ask for the unlock code. If your phone is locked, you have several options. The first is to contact your service provider, as they will be able to give you your unlock code. In the USA and UK they have to give this to you, but may make you jump through hoops to get it. Your second option is to use one of the many online phone unlocking services, which can be found at: http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLG,GGLG:2005-34,GGLG:en&q=phone+unlocking

7. Student Sound-off - HOT Topics from the mailbag
The TOEFL test is the best academic English-language test in the world. It is accepted by 6,000 colleges and universities in more than 100 countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. And that means more opportunity for your academic success.

Why do so many schools recognize the TOEFL test? Because it measures the English-language skills you'll use when you study, so success on the test means success on campus from day one. And it provides fair testing, with the unbiased, objective scoring schools rely on to help them make vital decisions.

No wonder the TOEFL test has been taken by more than 18 million students worldwide!

Open the door to your future. Register for the TOEFL test NOW.

http://www.internationalstudent.com/test-prep/toefl/
Copyright 2006 by Educational Testing Service. All rights reserved. ETS, the ETS logo and TOEFL are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service.

8. Snow Kiting - The thrills of skiing & snowboarding without the lift lines
With a database of more than 10,000 schools teaching 88 languages in 115 countries, Language-learning.net features a language course search engine with an extensive range of search criteria.

Language-learning.net offers you the opportunity to search for language courses according to your personal criteria (e.g., location, course type, group size, accommodation, supplementary activities...).

Important details needed for a language holiday or study-abroad programme are also readily available, i.e. comprehensive information about language certificates, country and travel facts (immigration, insurance...). There are also sections on online learning resources as well as additional literature, links and tips.

Click here to visit the language-learning.net site: http://www.language-learning.net/

9. Practice FREE for the New TOEFL Test
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- High Benefit Limits
- Flexible Plan Design
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To learn more about our great plans please visit us online at: http://www.InternationalStudentInsurance.com/

10. Subscription Information
You are currently signed up to the InternationalStudent.com newsletter which we send out once a month containing information, news, resources and events for international students from all around the world. You can fully manage your subscription online via our website at: http://www.internationalstudent.com/newsletter/

11. Final Note
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