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International Student News


Issue 151 - September 2011

An InternationalStudent.com Publication

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Welcome to the 151st issue of the International Student News!


This month we are launching our 2011 Travel Video Contest, with a grand prize of $4,000 to one talented winner. Judging from all of the interest that we have already received, the contest is going to be bigger and better than ever - so get your cameras ready!


Please also check out one of our featured schools this month, Johnson and Wales University!


Ross Mason

Editor, InternationalStudent.com



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> 2011 Travel Video Contest

Travel Video ContestThe 2011 Travel Video Contest has now officially launched so its time to get your cameras ready and to start shooting those videos. Tell us why you want to travel or study abroad in less than 5 minutes and you could be in with a chance to win the grand prize of $4,000 plus other great runner up prizes to those in second and third place.


The competition runs until the end of October, so you have plenty of time to start planning your videos and getting them ready - you can even take inspiration from our previous years winners!


Good luck and we look forward to your entry!


> Johnson and Wales University

If you are a student that is interested in studying in the US and getting career education that will give you real world experience with a choice of campuses, then take a look at our Featured School partner Johnson & Wales University.


Johnson & Wales has campuses in Providence (Rhode Island), Miami (Florida), Denver (Colorado) and Charlotte (North Carolina). They have a diverse student body that comes from all 50 US states and 93 countries across the globe and their focus is in providing students real world experience through hands-on training and work experience. They offer degrees in business, hospitality, culinary arts, technology and education. Find out more and contact them today!


> InternationalStudent.com Study in the USA iPhone/ iPad App

It's been just over one month since the launch of the InternationalStudent.com Study in the USA iPhone/ iPad application was launched and it has been a huge success with thousands of downloads, which shows us that students are finding the app useful as they keep coming back to it!


You can download the app yourself for free, and have access to our content whenever you need it. This includes our USA Study Guide, our state by state listings, access to our concierge service and much more! We will also be adding new features over the coming months to make the app even better!


Download the app FREE today from the iTunes store!


> Student News From Around the World

China Wants a Half Million Scholars to Come Home

Typically top Chinese talent has gone overseas for education and opportunity, adding to the host countries' capabilities while reducing China's. As China continues to develop at a breakneck pace, the Chinese government wants to attract 500,000 Chinese scholars back home to China between now and 2015 to fuel that development.  Recognizing the need for leaders in innovative technology, science, aviation, equipment and manufacturing, bio-technology, energy resources, modern agriculture and other disciplines, China will "create a favorable environment for them to exert their talents,"  according to a document released by the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.  Part of the plan will be to dramatically increase the number of new business incubators throughout China, to support entrepreneurs and new business development.

Read the full story in the Global Times

> From the Mailbag

This month we feature a question from one of our forum members - they ask:

"Hey guys, I'm a student from Slovakia who wants to apply for study in the UK. Since Slovakia is a member of the EU, UK universities accept Slovak "Vysvedcenie o maturitnej skuske" as an equivalent exam to A-level. However, I have not been successful in finding out what is the equivalent for the GCSE exams (and whether there is one) although most universities do require certain GCSE grades (often from subjects that are not even slightly related to the course I want to study). Does anybody know what is the equivalent of GCSE for Slovakia (or EU/world countries in general) or how the universities handle EU students who don't have GCSE equivalent exams in their home countries?"

If you would like to help out and answer their question, or join in the conversation and post your own questions and answers - please see our international student forums online.


> Fun Site of the Month

With the release and huge success of our iPhone/ iPad app for students that want to study in the USA, our fun site of the month is all geared towards finding and discovering new apps for your smart phone. App Advice has a wealth of information to help you discover new apps that come into the iTunes store. One great feature in particular is the "Apps gone free" segement, which is updated each day with apps that have gone on sale for free for a short period! An excellent resource and a great way to save money when apps go free!


> Work/ Study in the USA

HTIR is the global leader in work-study programs in the United States, with work-study programs at colleges and universities throughout the US. This unique program allows international students to study in the US and work to earn money to help pay for school throughout their time in the US. Unlike other work-study programs that require international students to wait one year before they can legally work, HTIR’s work-study program allows students to earn money to pay for their education immediately. While gaining valuable work experience, students will work towards and can complete a masters degree from an accredited school. Find out more information and start your application online today!


> 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'd love to hear from you!

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