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Issue 108 - February 2008

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Welcome to the 108th Edition of the Newsletter!


This month we're delighted to launch a new blog featuring Shani Gur, the winner of the 2007 Travel Video Contest. If you enjoyed her film, you'll like her blog! Also many international scholarship deadlines come up over the next two months, so this month we feature the updated


We hope your new semester has started off well and enjoy the newlsetter!


Ross Mason


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> New Blog Featuring Shani Gur

The winner of our 2007 Travel Video Contest, Shani Gur, now has her own blog on Shani's wonderful short film "A Trip to Papa" earned her the $2500 first prize against stiff competition. In her new blog, she mixes pictures, words and art in her unique poetic style as she chronicles her search for her father -- so if you liked the film, you'll love the blog!


Follow Shani's (freezing) journey across Russia:


> International Scholarships

Although its never easy to afford an international education, there are thousands of scholarships available for international study. If you spend the time to do your research, and then put in the hard work to apply, you can put yourself in the running to fund at least a portion of your overseas study.


Recently updated, provides an easy way for students to start their scholarship research, and a great free way for schools to advertise their scholarships! Simply search the massive database, and when you find a scholarship you're interested in, contact the school or organization directly to apply. The database includes scholarships offered by schools in the US and around the world, as well as offerings by other organizations that can be used at any school.


Click here to start your scholarship search:


> From the Mailbag

This month we feature a post from our forums - can you help Brittany with her question about studying abroad in Paris?


I am interested in studying abroad in Paris this upcoming summer. So far I think I am going to go through CEA, although I was wondering if anyone had any feedback on that program, or would suggest any others. Any ideas???
Thank you!


Click here to visit the original post and give your feedback:


> Student Job Center

The Job Center is a very helpful resource for international students considering internships or work. The Job Center features country work guides for the USA, UK, Australia, Europe and Canada. You will also find helpful articles, resume writing advice, and best of all, live streaming job and internship opportunities! The work opportunities come from posts to our forums and also from our new partner, iHipo International Jobs and Internships.


Start your jobsearch today:


> Fun Site of the Month

Do you like jigsaw puzzles? If you do, the next time you need to kill a few minutes, try Every day there's a new online jigsaw puzzle of the day, always free! You hear a comforting click every time you put a puzzle piece in the right spot, and if you get really frustrated, you can ask the site to auto-solve the puzzle for you and watch it work!


Check it out:


> Student News from Around the World

Dartmouth Goes Need-Blind For International Students!


Dartmouth College, a member of the Ivy League and at the "forefront of US higher education since 1769," has joined the elite group of US universities and colleges that offer need-blind admissions to international students.


From Dartmouth's news release:

"Starting immediately with the Class of 2012, the College will extend its need-blind admissions policy to all international students. Previously the College was need-blind for students from the U.S. as well as those from Canada and Mexico and provided financial aid to other international students up to a preset budget maximum. This cap will now be lifted and Dartmouth will join a very small group of schools that have a fully need-blind admissions process for international students."


Under a need-blind admissions policy, a school reviews a student's application for admission without considering the student's ability to pay. Then if the student is admitted, the school must make the tuition affordable by meeting the student's demonstrated financial need for all four years of the student's undergraduate study, through a combination of grants and loans. Dartmouth will become the 7th US school offering need-blind admission, joining MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Williams College and Middlebury College.


Visit's Schools Awarding Aid page to see more on the US colleges and universities that offer aid to international students:


Read the entire press release on Dartmouth's website:


> Meet Mika

Meet Mika, a young man with a dream to study in the USA. Follow him as he overcomes a few challenges on his journey from far, far away. Watch (which means "Learn more" in Latin), a six-minute animated film celebrating's first ten years online!


> Discover Italian flair -

There are many reasons for the popularity of Italian language and culture: Italy is one of the most significant centres of fine arts in the world, it is the birthplace of classical music and it offers unique archaelogical sites in an amazing landscape. Milan, for example, is the city of fashion and football, while Florence invites you to discover brilliant artistic flowering. You might choose Rome, the "eternal city" of Romulus and Remus, or Venice to celebrate the famous festival Carnevale and to enjoy a romantic gondola ride.


To find the right Italian 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 Italian course now and experience a new way of life:


> Last Word

We hope you enjoyed this month's newsletter, and best of luck to you as you pursue or help others pursue an international education! As always please contact us with any questions or comments you have about the newsletter - we love to hear from you! And please give us your thoughts, good or bad, on the new

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