Welcome to the 111th International Student News!
All around the Northern Hemisphere, school is
finishing up and summer is almost upon us. Summer means travel for
some, graduation and a job hunt for others, and we've got something
for everyone in this issue.
Thanks for reading our summer preview issue, and as
always we love your comments and feedback.
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In this issue:
- Summer Stuff
- Student Loans
- From the Mailbag
- Fun Site of the Month
- Student News
- Learn English
- Last Word
Our flight booking engine is only open to students,
so airlines provide much lower rates than those published on the
main travel websites. So, as a student you can get great deals to
anywhere in the world you want to go: http://www.internationalstudent.com/travel/student-airfare/
Check out the Job Center on InternationalStudent.com, for
international internships, country work guides, resume-writing help
For additional job postings, try the Employment
section of our Forums.
Don't forget insurance during your summer travels. Whether you're an
international student and plan to stay in the USA or a US student
traveling abroad for a few months -
InternationalStudentInsurance.com will have an affordable,
comprehensive insurance plan for you. Learn more about our
hassle-free insurance coverage:
Despite the problems plaguing the US student loan market,
international student loans and study abroad loans are still
available. The best advice for this year is to apply early. You must
attend an approved school, and for international students in the US
and Canada, you must have a US citizen or permanent resident
co-signer. US students studying abroad also have a better chance of
approval and better rates if they apply with a co-signer.
Read more about the student loan credit crunch in Student News below,
and to apply for a loan visit InternationalStudentLoan.com:
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Canada Announces Easing of Work Visas for
Canada continues to show its serious commitment
right from the top to attracting international students. Two months
ago, we told you about Ontario's new program shortening the amount
of time it took for an international student to become a Canadian
resident. Now, on April 21, the Canadian federal government
announced new work rules for international students around the
country. Basically, the new rules increase the length of the work
visa from 1 or 2 years to 3 years, eliminate the need to have a job
offer in hand, and eliminate the requirement that the job be in the
area of study. Read the press release on the Citizenship
and Immigration Canada website for more details.
Credit Crunch and International Education
The US student loan market is in turmoil, as over 60
lenders have dropped out or cancelled programs. Will student loans
be tougher to get for this coming academic year? Read how the Credit
Crunch impacts student loans for international education in this
post on the
International Financial Aid Blog.
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Summer truly arrives each year for us at
InternationalStudent.com with the NAFSA Annual Conference.
InternationalStudent.com will again have two booths at the Annual
NAFSA Conference, this year to be held in Washington, DC from May
Booth 702: InternationalStudentLoan.com
Booth 1406: InternationalStudentInsurance.com
We welcome all attendees to either booth at any
time, and look forward to seeing you there!
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