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International Student Newsletter - Issue 87


 

In this issue:

  1. Introduction
  2. New Student Loans for US Foreign Enrolled
  3. Summer Insurance - Get Coverage!
  4. Language-Learning.net, Find the Perfect Language Course
  5. Featured Program: Intensive English Language Institute
  6. Student News - from around the world
  7. Student Sound-off - HOT Topics from the mail bag
  8. TOEFL Scores Open More Doors
  9. Buy Your US Mobile Now, and Win an iPod Nano!
  10. Subscription Information
  11. Final Note


1. Introduction
Welcome to the 87th issue of the InternationalStudent.com Newsletter!

This month we have a great new international student loan specifically for our US audience, so if you are a US Citizen who is enrolled at a foreign school, check it out below.... Our iPod promotion is also still running, so don't forget to get your sim or phone for your chance to win the iPod!

We hope you enjoy the newsletter!

Ross Mason
Editor - InternationalStudent.com Newsletter
Check out my blog - http://www.InternationalStudentBlog.com

2. New Student Loans for US Foreign Enrolled

For US students that enroll directly in a foreign school for their undergraduate or graduate education, funding options are much more limited than for domestic study. At InternationalStudentLoan.com, we are delighted to introduce the Foreign Enrolled Loan, which can cover the entire cost of your international education.

The Foreign Enrolled Loan offers:
* Funding limits up to $50,000 per year for undergraduate, and up to $70,000 per year for business, dental, law or medical school
* Online application and funds disbursed directly to the borrower
* Repayment options available, including deferred repayment while in school
* No application fee and no out-of-pocket costs
* Hundreds of approved foreign schools, including medical, dental, business and law schools

To apply online instantly, or for more information, go to http://www.internationalstudentloan.com/foreign_enrolled/
Or, call toll free to apply: (800) 926-3069

Don't let lack of funds keep you from your dreams!

3. Summer Insurance - Get Coverage!
The summer is nearly upon us, and for many of you this is a time to relax and enjoy the hot weather, and free time! But, while you are enjoying the summer make sure you have the right insurance coverage in place to cover you for the unexpected. Whether you're an international student and plan to stay in the USA and travel or a US Citizen looking to explore Europe or Asia for a few months - InternationalStudentInsurance.com will have an affordable, comprehensive insurance plan for you. Our plans provide:

Medical Coverage
Emergency Evacuation
Repatriation
24 Hour Travel Assistance
Terrorism Coverage
and much more....

To learn more about our plans and how we can provide you with hassle free insurance coverage please visit: http://www.InternationalStudentInsurance.com
info@InternationalStudentInsurance.com

4. Language-Learning.net, Find the Perfect Language Course
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/

5. Featured Program: Intensive English Language Institute
The Intensive English Language Institute at Midwestern State University offers 8 levels of English courses, with classes in Grammar, Listening and Speaking, Reading, and Composition. We offer five eight-week terms per year. Our primary focus is preparing students for university study. We offer a rigorous academic English language program for a reasonable price. We also offer additional classes that focus on special topics. For example, this summer we are offering Culture to Go!, a class based on short trips in the local area that provide students with opportunities to listen to and speak with native speakers while they learn about American culture, history, technology, and the area in which they live, and Why Cannot They Understand Me?!?, a class designed to help students with pronunciation and understanding American English. The special topics classes are offered at an additional fee.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.esldirectory.com/detail.php?program=1678

6. Student News - from around the world
Landing a Job in America
One of the hardest tasks for international students is landing a good job in their adopted country. With a daunting maze of regulations, many students do not even know where to begin to look for legal work. The story linked below shows how an international student office can provide much-needed assistance. The International Programs Department and Careers Center at San Jose State University recently sponsored a panel made up of ex-San Jose students which was designed to help current students when looking for that ideal job. As Mindy Fong, a current San Jose Student said "The workshop was very helpful to students like me, who are looking for internships and possibly a permanent job in the U.S."

For more information about this and to read the article in full please visit: http://tinyurl.com/qafz5

Please also remember to visit the InternationalStudent.com Job Center: http://www.internationalstudent.com/jobsearch/

Tony Blair Looks to International Education
There has been a lot of recent dialogue and discussion regarding increased competition for the UK as a destination for international students. Last week, Tony Blair spoke about two new government initiatives aimed at maintaining the UK's position as a leader in international education. Each program is a 5 year scheme to help support international education ties. The first initiative, called the UK-India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI) is aimed as supporting research and educational links between the UK and India. The second initiative, Prime Minister's Initiative for International Education (PMI) is the second phase of this program (originally launched in 1999) and is aiming to increase international numbers in the UK by a further 100,000 students.

At the recent Downing Street reception for international students and programs, Tony Blair said: "These links highlight the growing internationalisation of education at all levels. Increasingly, education is crossing national boundaries as it prepares our young people for careers in the global economy. I am passionate about raising standards in education in our country, but that means that we must be willing to learn from the best in the world. It means sharing experience and knowledge and being open to innovation and creativity from whatever direction it comes."

To learn more about these initiatives and to read the article in full, please visit: http://www.fenews.co.uk/newsview.asp?n=1395

7. Student Sound-off - HOT Topics from the mail bag
Thank you for your continued support of the message boards - they are a great resource for you and your fellow students so keep up the good work! This month we have a post with a fairly common theme from our message board -- how to choose a school:

Q. I study business management in Germany and my study include a 3 month stay in a foreign country. I choosed to go to the US and I would like to go to California, especially cuz of the wheather and all that stuff. But now I have the problem that I do not know which University to pick. There is such a large variety that I get confused. Now I hope that someone can give me a hint which University is worth to pick. Another problem is that I only have 3 month time for my stay. I think I need to pick a sommer course in order to have time to travel around and see something from the US. Markus

If you can help Markus out, please visit: http://www.internationalstudentforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2755

8. TOEFL Scores Open More Doors
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.

9. Buy Your US Mobile Now, and Win an iPod Nano!
InternationalStudent.com and Fonepool.com have teamed up to give you the chance to win your very own 2Gb iPod Nano!

If you are coming to the US and will need mobile service, InternationalStudent.com offers US sim cards or mobiles that come with prepaid airtime packaged in. Your mobile or sim is delivered to your door, so you have your US phone number before you even leave home. Mobiles and sim card prices are great already, but the chance to win an iPod Nano will make you want to buy today!

To get in the game, all you have to do is purchase either a sim Card or a mobile from us, and you will be automatically entered to the monthly draw. For more information about this great offer, please visit:
http://www.internationalstudent.com/prepaid_phones/ipod_nano.shtml

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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