Issue 98 - April 2007

An InternationalStudent.com Publication

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This month, we are rolling out a new html newsletter, with the hope that it will be more interesting, easier to read and more helpful for you. We would love to hear what you think about it - please post a comment on our forums about the new format.

 

We have also just updated one of our most popular resources at InternationalStudent.com - our schools awarding aid resource tells you what schools offer financial aid to international students.

 

We hope you enjoy!

 

Ross Mason

Editor, InternationalStudent.com

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> Fund a Degree Abroad

Many US students are no longer satisfied with a semester or year studying abroad and they want the adventure of an entire collegiate career in a foreign land! US students at many foreign schools are eligible for Stafford loans and for a Foreign Enrolled Loan from InternationalStudentLoan.com.

 

By first applying for the maximum amount available from a Stafford loan, then applying for the rest via a Foreign Enrolled Loan, every student can afford an international degree. Click here to see the list of approved schools for the Foreign Enrolled Loan, all of which are also eligible for Stafford loans.

 

> Learn Spanish

The fastest-growing language in the world, Spanish currently has about the same number of native speakers as English. By 2050, it is estimated that 550 million people around the world will speak Spanish.


To find the right Spanish course, "The Language Course Finder" offers you the opportunity to search for language courses according to your personal criteria. Find your Spanish course now and be part of the Spanish world.

 

> Fun Site of the Month

Each month we will feature a site that has a fun game, some jokes or just makes us laugh! This month: TeaGames.com, with loads of free, online playable web games. Nothing to download - just go to the site and kill some time!

 

> Student News

Britain to Allow International Students to Work After Graduation

 

Beginning May 1, 2007, Britain will allow international students to stay and work in the country for one year after completing their degree. Like Optional Practical Training in the US, the law will apply to international students who have obtained a bachelors degree or higher level qualification in any subject from a recognized British higher education institution. Previously, this privilege was only available to international students in certain disciplines, and the expanded ability to work will help make Britain a more exciting and affordable destination for international students.

 

Read more in the People's Daily Online, English version.

http://english.people.com.cn/200703/29/eng20070329_361980.html

 

> USAcademics.com

April / May 2007: During the next few weeks, U.S. colleges and universities will send letters of acceptance or rejection to prospective students who applied to begin their studies in late August or early September. If you'd like to explore other options to study in the USA (such as summer programs or other short-term alternatives), please express your preferences at http://www.USAcademics.com/

 

And remember, it's never too early to start planning for next academic year

 

> Financial Aid Links

Each month we will provide a number of links and resources for a certain topic - this month we cover international financial aid:

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