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International Student News


Issue 153 - November 2011

An InternationalStudent.com Publication

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Welcome to the 153rd issue of the International Student News!


The 2011 InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest closed on Monday, with last minute entries pouring in over the weekend right up to the deadline. As expected, we had the most entries in the history of the contest, so read more below and visit our contest pages to see all of the best contestants!


Also, our partner CollegeWeekLive offers a unique virtual fair for prospective international students going on November 2nd and 3rd. You can sign up for free, log on for virtual access to the school, admissions personnel, students, etc., and talk to schools looking for students like you. Check it out below.



Ross Mason

Editor, InternationalStudent.com



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> 2011 Travel Video Contest Closes - Voting Begins!

Travel Video ContestThe 2011 Travel Video Contest closed on 31 October, and of course we had a tremendous pile of videos arrive over the weekend and right up to the deadline (who said students procrastinate?). Sorting through all of the videos is no easy task, as we've received more than ever before. You can see many of these excellent contestants live now on our contest pages.


Finalists will be announced next week, and the winner will be announced during International Education Week, the week of November 14-18. So make sure you check the contest page for the latest updates, and give us your vote!


> College Week Live

CollegeWeekLive’s Big Fall Event is almost here. Login November 2nd & 3rd to meet with admissions directors and students from over 300 universities from the U.S, UK, Australia and Canada. Ask your questions and show the schools you are interested in that you’re a serious applicant by visiting their booth. In addition, CollegeWeekLive is giving away two $5,000 scholarships at the show. Register and login for your chance to win!




> Compare International Student Loans

International Student Loan is proud to launch the first ever student loan comparison tool designed solely for international students. Simply enter your school and basic details, and the comparison tool will tell you exactly which lenders have a loan for international students at your school in the USA. You will see the basic terms of the loans offered by each lender, and you can choose the best loan for you.


Although there are other comparison tools out there, none of them have been designed to serve international students in particular - so you can waste a lot of time completing applications with lenders that will not lend to international students! International Student Loan will save you time and get you connected with the best loan. Take a look today by comparing students loans on the International Student Loan website:




> Student News From Around the World

Manitoba to Offer Free Health Care to International Students

(from the Winnipeg Sun)


A national student organization is cheering the Manitoba government's move to extend free health care to people from other countries who are in the province for a high school or post-secondary education. And the Canadian Federation of Students doesn’t buy any argument that the shift to put its international colleagues under Medicare is a change that the province can't afford.


Marakary Bayo, chairman of the federation's Manitoba branch, said Wednesday that free medical care is "another step toward a fairer" education for foreign students who, he claimed, put about $90 million into the local economy last year. "It's just totally fair. They contribute to the local economy — they create jobs and stuff," he told the Winnipeg Sun. "It won't cost much to the province."


The inclusion of international students — currently more than 3,200 of them in Manitoba, from countries such as China, India and South Korea - under public health insurance will take effect next April 1. The free coverage will also be given to foreign students' spouses and dependents.

Read the full story in the Winnipeg Sun.

> From the Mailbag

This month we feature a question from someone on our International Student Loan Facebook page - they ask:

"Hi, I am from India and i have a co-signer US/American citizen for my prospective course in one of your listed college in New York.I would like to know that do i need to apply for this loan prior to applying to the college or after applying to the college? Do i still have to show funds from my end while applying for the college or will you be coordinating with the college if my application is successfully approved ??? . . . Looking forward for your assistance.
Thank You !

If you would like to see the answer, add a comment or ask your own question, please visit the International Student Loan Facebook page.


> Fun Site of the Month

Reddit: The Front Page of the Internet

Want to stay up to date with the latest news from the web, with an emphasis on the strange, irreverent or slightly off-color? Then visit Reddit, the self-styled "Front Page of the Internet." Basically, Reddit is a social media site that lets visitors from all over the world share stories, pictures and webpages. Reddit is also one of the web's largest organizers of charity campaigns. Largely user-controlled and unedited, Reddit is like the Craigslist of social media sites - almost anything goes!

Check it out: www.Reddit.com


> Work Study in the USA - Earn While You Learn!

Earn money while you study in the USA with the HTIR Work and Study program. This unique program allows international students to both work and study at the same time - even during your first year. In this CPT program (also known as a co-op, work-study or internship program) students can work in full time, paid, practical training employment for the whole duration of the master program in order to enhance the educational experience.

Degrees offered include Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Information Systems Management, Master of Business in Health Care Management, Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, Master of Business in Health Care Management and Master of Managing Information Technology.


Visit today for more information or to apply: InternationalStudent.com/work-study/usa/



> 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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