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In this Issue:

  • Welcome
  • New International Student Website
  • Featured Schools of the Month
  • Student Health Insurance Explained
  • Student News
  • From the Mailbag
  • Fun Site of the Month
  • Study in New York
Welcome to the June International Student Newsletter!
As many of you will have noticed, two weeks ago we launched our new website, with a completely revamped design and a lot of major improvements. Central to the new design is our school search, allowing you to search for schools directly from our homepage but also from every page in the site.

Please check out the new design and let us know what you think on Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Enjoy!

Ross Mason

New Website Launched

The new is now live, with so many great enhancements it's hard to pack all the new features into a single list... but we will try! One of the first things you will notice is the new logo, as part of our overall re-branding as part of the Envisage International Corporation, and of course the fantastic new design which looks better and makes it easier to access material in the site. Some of the main highlights of the new site:

  • USA School Search improvements:
    • Search and contact all colleges and universities in the USA that accept international students
    • More search criteria to better focus your search
    • Search tool now available from any page of the site
    • Search results include relevant schools and content sections
    • Available scholarships are integrated into each school's profile page
  • Better social media integration:
    • Blogs, Tweets and Facebook posts syndicated on the homepage
    • Cool new share buttons on every page
    • Updated Blogs and Forums section
  • Other improvements:
    • Convenient new drop down menus for easy access to all areas
    • Revamped Products/Services and Resources sections
    • Study by Subject guide improved, completed and accessible
    • Amazing new design!
We think the new site is great, but take a look for yourself and let us know what you think. We would love to hear your feedback on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

Featured Schools of the Month

Monroe College
Located in the heart of
New York City

Academy of Radio and Television
Study broadcasting in sunny southern California

Felician College
Just minutes from
New York City

International Student Health Insurance Explained
Every international student will at some point need to make sure they are covered by an international student health insurance plan. In some cases, your school will provide a plan; however, in many cases students are left on their own to find coverage, or you may simply want to save money and purchase your own plan. Either way, international insurance can seem complicated, especially when the plans use terms you do not understand and benefits of which you are unsure.

To help students understand this important purchase, has developed a comprehensive “insurance explained” section. In this helpful reference resource, you can discover the difference between a travel medical insurance insurance plan and an international student health insurance plan, the meaning of important insurance terms, what exclusions you need to watch out for and even a really handy guide on how to evaluate different insurance plans.

To learn more and help you through the international insurance evaluation process please visit:

Student News from Around the World
What's the most important to you - what subject you study, what country you study in, or what school you choose? According to a new study that looked at the decision-making process of over 70,000 potential international students that had inquired to schools in the UK, it is subject first, followed by country and then finally university. The biggest other variable was student visas - the ability to get a visa, and the employment and other restrictions associated with it, were also big influencing factors on many international students.

You can read more about the report and gain full insight into the minds of potential international students on the International Student blog.

From the Mailbag
This month we feature a post in the International Student Forum from an international student who is looking for help and advice on their F1 visa:
"I had received an F1 visa for Webster University in January 2013. However when I visited Webster, the fees were way too high and I could study only for a year. I could only earn some money by working on campus and that much wouldn't be enough to pay for the next three years. So I returned back home. Now I've applied to a community college in St Charles and been accepted at that. My question is that I already have an F1 visa for 5 years. So do I need to apply for a fresh visa or I can go to US on the same visa?"

If you are a current international student, or have some advice that can help, please swing by our student forum and share your knowledge.

Fun Site of the Month
We may be a bit biased, but we think the new is the best candidate for the fun site of the month! With all the new features that we have added, including making the site much easier to navigate and much more engaging - it is the best site truly dedicated to the worldwide community of international students! We would therefore like to encourage you to share our site to your friends and let them know about us - spread the word!
Study in New York
New York is most well known for its long history as a central station for immigration to the United States. Throughout the years, the destination of New York has symbolized far more than just another trip to someplace else on the globe; for many, New York has always been and will continue to be a signpost for the American Dream of opportunity, prosperity, affirmation of individuality, self-determination, and freedom. The rich and diverse influx of immigration to the United States throughout its history helped create the incomparable cultural diversity and pulsating energy of New York City. With approximately 8 million people of all types of ethnicities and cultures living or studying within the city of New York itself, it remains the most populated and culturally influential city in the entire United States. Learn more.
About International Student
Our vision is to be the company that best recognizes and serves the needs of international students around the world. We strive to provide students world-class resources to help them investigate and pursue an international education, through relevant content, custom online tools and engaging websites that offer only best in class products and services.
International Student
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