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International Student News

Issue 167 - January 2013

An InternationalStudent.com Publication

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Welcome to the 167th International Student Newsletter and Happy New Year!


With the start of the new semester, insurance should be on the forefront of your mind as you will need to show proof of insurance to enroll in classes. We preview some health plans that provide excellent protection and could save you money - make sure to check it out below.


We hope you have an excellent 2013 and successfully pursue your international education dreams this year.


Ross Mason

Editor, InternationalStudent.com



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> Student Insurance for the New Semester

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With the new semester upon us, it's time to think about insurance. Most colleges and universities will require you to show proof of international student health insurance coverage, or purchase your school's insurance plan.


By purchasing your own coverage, in many cases you can get comparable or better coverage, and save money. The Student Secure plan meets most school requirements and includes:

  • Up to $300,000 in coverage
  • $50 deductible at the student health center
  • Medical coverage without sub-limits
  • Maternity and mental health coverage
  • Pre-existing condition coverage after 6 or 12 months

The Student Secure plan starts at just $33 per month for students in the USA, you can apply quickly online with monthly payments available and we will complete your waiver form within 24 to 48 business hours.


Learn more and save today!


> Circle us on Google+

Later this month International Student will launch a scavenger hunt contest across all of our social networks, including Google+. If you are not already part of this fast growing social network be sure to sign up and circle us: https://plus.google.com/102975094318283494037


We believe G+ will provide a unique experience for our followers as it enables greater interaction with like-minded students through something called "hangouts". Many people think hangouts are the best thing about Google Plus and enable live interaction with people in your network, and we are excited to connect live with our circle. Even President Obama recently used Google Plus' hangout for a press conference! Try it today.


> US Loans for International Students

Is the cost of your tuition, books, computer, travel, room and board too much for you to afford right now? If you need help cover your expenses, international student loans can make sure you are taken care of!


That's right, international student loans can help cover the total cost of your education minus any other aid you have received. You can apply online with initial approval within a few weeks.


Interested? Compare US loans for international students – and find the one that's right for you.


> Student News From Around the World

Rutgers looks to recruit more international students.


The list of US colleges and universities re-dedicating their efforts to increase enrollment of international students continues to grow. Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey with 58,000 students and a long history of enrolling foreign students, is stepping up its efforts to increase internationalization. The university is entering into partnerships with foreign universities and increasing the study abroad opportunities for its domestic students, increasing international enrollment by 30 percent over the past five years and almost doubling the number of students that study abroad.


Joanna Regulska, Rutgers' Vice President for International and Global Affairs, said the 58,000-student university needs to reach outside U.S. borders to stay relevant. "These days you can't function as an institution without the global connections," Regulska said today from Poland, where she is doing a research project.

Read the full story on Rutgers' ongoing internationalization efforts in NJ.com.


> From the Mailbag

This month we have a post from an international student looking for advice from fellow students about transfering his course credit:

I am studying my Master of Science in Clinical Biochemistry in Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal. MSc Clinical course is three-year-course.I have passed my first year with very good marks.Now its running my second year but I have got immigration visa for United States and I must leave Nepal before April 2013.So I am planning to leave Kathmandu in mid January for USA.I want to continue my study in USA.So I seek information regarding my course credit transfer to US Universities.What's the process and requirements for the same.I will be grateful if I get this information. Thank You..

If you would like to add a response, or help this international student, please visit our forums and post a response.


> Fun Site of the Month

We love gadgets! If you read the Fun Site of the Month regularly, you know this as gadgets appear high on the list of some of our favourite items. We recently stumbled across a website called Sortable, which is a fun little tool which helps you work out which phone, camera, tablet, etc., you should buy by presenting them side-by-side based on reviews, features, prices, etc... If you are in the market for a new toy, then this is the site for you!


> Study Nursing in the USA

An international student looking to find both a rewarding and stable medical career might direct themselves towards studying nursing in the USA. With the many types of fields and specialties, there is a wide range of opportunities for any international student. If you are looking for a career that gives you the ability to work with people on a regular basis and make a difference, while providing many international opportunities, nursing may just be the field for you!


Nursing is a great career for international students because it allows for growth and specialization in many areas, without limiting mobility. Most people associate nurses with a hospital, which is true—more than half of all employed nurses are hospital based employees. Nevertheless, home health care is growing, and the hospital environment allows for variety. These nurses can be found in Medical-Surgery, ED/ER—Emergency, B—Obstetrics, S—Pediatrics, ICU/NICU—Intensive Care and Oncology, just to name a few. Some nurses are considered "floaters" and may rotate among departments and floors.


Learn more in our Study Nursing center.

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