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Welcome to the 168th edition of the
International Student News!
This month make sure you participate in
Social Media Scavenger Hunt, from
February 7 through 12. We promise it won't be that hard,
just enough to introduce you to our new Google Plus page
as well as our long-standing Facebook and Twitter
accounts. You could be the lucky winner of $300!
Also if you have textbooks lying around
that you no longer need, make sure you check out our new
textbooks section, where you can buy or rent the
textbooks - and even sell back your old ones.
We hope you enjoy the newsletter and the
In this issue:
to a Friend
- Scavenger Hunt
- College Textbooks
- Virtual Student Fairs
- Student News
- From the Mailbag
- Fun Site of the Month
- Study Dance
Last month we announced our
Media Scavenger Hunt and we are excited the time is
finally here! Basically it's a scavenger hunt, conducted
across three social media sites, with a $300 cash prize
to the winner. The challenge will require contestants to
visit International Student on our three primary social
Plus, and Twitter.
Each day (between February 7 and 12) a new word will
appear on a different network and you will need all
words to puzzle together the sentence that is the answer
and your contest entry. Good luck and happy hunting.
The winner of the
InternationalStudent.com Scavenger Hunt will be
announced on our website and Google Plus page the week
of February 17th, 2013. The winner will also be notified
Make sure you check out all of the rules
and submit your entry through our Scavenger Hunt page:
We all need them when studying, but
purchasing every single book that you need for school
can and sometimes will break the bank! But there are
ways you can save money. First, there are discounted
sources through which to buy books, and second, there
are good places to sell your textbooks back. Starting in
2013, InternationalStudent.com is proud to be one of
those resources, offering international students up to
90% off college textbooks and the best buy-back prices
Using our college textbook section to sell
your old books, you could receive the cash in as little
as 48 hours. Textbooks is a service that we have been
asked about for a long time, and we are happy to now
make it available. Happy reading and we hope it saves
you some money!
Visit our texbook section
Colleges and universities in the USA use
virtual fairs to interact with and recruit students from
all over the world. There are three different fairs
coming up with the first being held on March 9th. These
fairs are geared towards international students that
want to study in the USA. Students can meet and greet
schools from all over the US and it’s an excellent
opportunity to learn more about each school and obtain
vital admissions information.
These events are free to attend, you can
do it from the comfort of your own home and there is
also the chance to win $3,000 in scholarships during
each fair! Registration is simple, follow the link and
simply choose the region where you are from to register.
Space is limited, so sign up today!
Freshman business major Siddhanth Pai
grew up in Chennai, India, a city on the eastern coast
of India with a bustling population of almost 5 million
With many schools to choose from, his
parents sent him to The School K.F.I., a non-traditional
school that differed greatly from its nearby
competitors. It was here that Pai began learning English
at a young age and charting his career path — a path
that led him straight to Virginia Tech.
Pai, who also plays on the club golf
team, is experiencing his dream come to life. His
parents provided the financial means for Pai to study at
Tech, providing him with a chance he would not have been
able to have in India.
Read more about Siddhanth in the Virginia Tech Collegiate Times
When you book travel online, do you get
tired of scrolling through hundreds of flights, many of
which have travel times, lavyovers, or prices that make
you cringe? Try HipMunk, the new
flight search engine. HipMunk sorts flights by an "agony"
factor, putting the best flights first based on travel
time, layovers and price. Then the site sets all of your
options out in a graphic time-line that makes it quick
and easy to understand exactly what you are in for.
Co-founded by Adam Goldstein, a recent MIT grad, and
Steve Huffman, co-founder of reddit, HipMunk aims to
take the agony out of searching for flights by using
common sense in the sort process - a novel concept!
Give it a try: http://www.HipMunk.com
International students who study dance
in the US must be prepared to challenge both their minds
and their bodies. Dance programs require students to
explore the history, theory, and science of their art
while developing their physical skills. Students who
study dance face a difficult schedule of technique and
choreography classes, long evenings in rehearsal, as
well as academic classes.
Dancers learn to express ideas and
emotions through a variety of dance styles including
ballet, tap, modern, jazz, ethnic, and folk dance.
Studying dance in the US requires taking classes in
dance technique, choreography, and the history of dance.
International students who study dance have the option
of either a bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) or a bachelor
of arts (B.A.) degree. Both prepare students for careers
as dancers and choreographers, and the B.A. also offers
the option of a career in dance education,
administration, and therapy. Most dancers will teach
dance at some point in their careers.
Learn more about studying dance, and
opportunities at different schools in the USA at our dedicated study dance
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