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Issue 104 - October 2007

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Welcome to the 104th Edition!


After the busiest month we have ever seen in September, we were all ready to put our feet up at - however October looks to be even busier as our Annual Travel Contest draws to a close and we are being inundated with video entries from all corners of the globe!!


Plus - you probably have noticed that we have launched our new site, find out more about that below.


Ross Mason


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> Annual Travel Contest
student video competition

The 2007 Annual Travel Video Contest is in full swing, and with our application deadline of the 15th October 2007 you only have about 2 weeks to get all of your entries in!!!


Last year the entries were fantastic, and our eventual winner Matt Brattin is now charting his adventures on our Study Abroad Blog as he studies for his MBA at ESADE in Barcelona, Spain - of course funded in part with his winnings from the competition.


Here is what you need to do - in the most compelling fashion you can tell us why we should send you on your proposed trip abroad or study abroad program. Video entries should be between 4 to 8 minutes in length and will be judged on creativity, video production, editing quality and pure subjectivity on our part!


Get all the details online and be sure to get your videos submitted to us to be in with a chance of winning the $2,500 Grand Prize.


> New Site

You probably have all already noticed that we have launched the new website, a huge improvement and upgrade from the previous version- and with many new features also!


The new site is now designed around the 5 main centers, our homepage (blue), study centers (green), products and services (purple), resources (brown) and our blogs and forums (grey). It also has many new resources and features such as our new international financial aid page, updated travel center, new student tax service and much more.


Please visit our new site landing page which will provide you with information on how to find the pages and resources you used to use, plus show you the new features:


We would also appreciate your feedback on the new site - if you have a few minutes to spare please complete the survey online at:


> From the Mailbag

This month we feature a post about studying in Australia:

Hello Everyone - I'm keen on doing an MBA or PG Diploma program in Australia. Right now I work as Production Manager in a leading Indian textile firm. My degree is incomplete. I have Grade 12 + 2 years. What program would be ideal for me & where all would I be elligible? I'm interested in Finance, Marketing and Accounting. Thanks a ton Atari

If you have any advice please post it at:


> Fun Site of the Month

We may be a little biased on choosing the "Fun Site of the Month" this month, but we do think the new website is "fun" and has loads to offer you - so we are going to feature it here again! With the new format and re-organization, you may not initially find what you are looking for so here are some links to help you:


> Learn French

French is often called “the language of love”, but with well over 70 million native speakers and a further 190 million secondary speakers, it is also an important international business language. If you choose to learn French in France, then because of the popularity of French cuisine, wine and fashion there are language courses that combine these elements with French language learning.

To find the right French course, “The Language Course Finder” offers you the opportunity to search for language courses according to your personal criteria (e.g., location, course type, group size, accommodation, supplementary activities…)

Click here to find your French course now and experience a unique language.


> Student News

International Students at Harvard Business School Discuss Work Visas


The Harbus, the online Independent Student Weekly for the Harvard Business School, recently ran an article with international students discussing OPT, CPT and the transition to H1B visas. The featured students had an overall positive experience negotiating the visa requirements for work in the USA, and pointed to the help of Harvard Business School and their knowledgeable employers as the main reasons the process was fairly smooth. Click here to read the complete story.


> Study in the USA

Learn more about studying in the USA! We invite you to meet with U.S. admissions counselors who are traveling to a city near you this month. For a calendar of events:


If you can't participate in person, then try our simple selection page online:


> Last Word

We hope you have enjoyed this month's newsletter - as always please contact us with any questions or comments you have about the newsletter or the site - we love to hear from you! And please give us your thoughts, good or bad, on the new

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