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International Student News


Issue 147 - May 2011

An InternationalStudent.com Publication

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Welcome to the 147th issue of the International Student News!


This is the month when we get ready to attend the NAFSA (Association of International Educators) Annual Conference, this year being held in Vancouver, Canada, from May 29 to June 3. The week is always exciting, as we meet with friends and partners all over the world. As an international student, if you ever get a chance to go, we highly recommend it, as you will be amazed at the number and variety of participants in international education.


And for anyone that will be there, please come by and visit us at either of our two booths - booth 631 and booth 1321. We would love to see you!


Ross Mason

Editor, InternationalStudent.com



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> Yale University's English Language Institute

Yale ELI

There is one month left to apply for Yale University’s six-week summer intensive English language courses and professional seminars (communication, business, and law). The courses run June 27 - August 5, and are held on Yale’s beautiful campus in New Haven, Connecticut. Because class sizes are small, on average 12 students, each student can contribute to the group and learn from his peers.


The mission of Yale Summer Session is to nurture and inspire intellectual growth in a community of summer scholars from various unique cultures and backgrounds. This promotes Yale’s tradition of academic excellence. While they learn the English language, summer students share ideas, interests, talents, and cultures.

Enrollment is limited. Applications due June 6 for summer 2011.


For more information please visit: http://www.yale.edu/eli/


> Study in the USA School Search

If you are looking to study in the USA, the InternationalStudent.com Study in the USA School Search provides you with instant access to all the colleges and universities in the USA that offer degree programs for international students. Each school listing has information such as school description, admissions information, test score requirements, financial aid information, total cost of attendance and more.


You can sign up for your free account today, which lets you save school profiles to your dashboard and contact schools directly. An inquiry through the search tool sends a real time email to the school, so you will get a response from the school directly. It's a great way to get information, narrow down your school options and realize your dream of studying in the USA!


> Work in the USA

As you can imagine, we get a lot of questions from students from all around the world - whether by email, Twitter or Facebook, students are always asking for our help and advice. One of the most frequent questions we hear from students is "How can I work in the USA?" There are a few parts of this question, as students can work while studying (for limited amounts) and there are also specific programs setup for those that want to come to the USA for an internship.


As a student in the USA, there are a number of ways you can work in the USA while still studying - be sure to check out our Working in the USA article which outlines OPT, CPT and all the other options.


If you want to become an Intern in the USA, there is also the J1 internship program which allows students to visit the USA as part of an internship program. You can also search for various intern positions around the world on our job search pages.


> Student News From Around the World

International Students Flock to Brazil's MBA Programs


As Brazil's economy continues to develop at high speed, business students from around the world look to establish and cement their ties to Brazil's emerging economy and culture. The Financial Times online reports that from 2006 to 2010, the percentage of GMAT scores sent to Brazil's MBA programs by foreign students more than doubled, from 8.3 percent to 20 percent. Ibmec, a top Brazilian business school featured in the article, has 600 international students, up from just a handful a few years ago, out of a total enrollment of 5,000.


Read the whole story in the Financial Times online.


> From the Mailbag

This month we feature two questions from fans of our Facebook page. Our fan page is an excellent resource for up to the minute information (as we post here much more regularly,) but also a great way to interact with us and other students.


Two questions we recently received were:

"How safe is it to go abroad? For example, if you have a problem, do you contact International Student, or your school??"


"Are you allowed to apply for Federal Stafford Loans for Schools overseas, specifically France?"


"How can a foreign student enter high school in UK or USA?"

We have answers to these questions and much more posted on our Facebook Fan Page Wall - visit today!


> Fun Site of the Month

If you've ever been to Walmart, you know what this is all about. The "People of Walmart" is a user generated blog that features pictures of people at this great American institution. A little bit of fun, its great to see all the different people you will find there!




> Study in Florida

Every year, a top choice for international students looking to continue their higher education is to study in Florida. With many universities and colleges in Florida that range from private to public, small to large, there are many options for international students to find the perfect fit to succeed professionally. Not only that, but international students will also have access to world-class beaches, amusement parks, and a multicultural environment that will enrich the overall experience of studying in the US.


Lear more about Studying in Florida


> Final 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!

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