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Save up to $800 on your student insurance plan!
Many students will be arriving on campus this month and need to register for classes - and in order to register, almost all schools require that you have student health insurance. Therefore finding a comprehensive, affordable insurance plan that meets your school's insurance requirements is top on the to-do list.
The Student Secure plan starts at just $29 per month and with many student health insurance plans costing $1,500 or more, our plan can save you hundreds of dollars! It provides excellent coverage that compares well with school plans and gives peace of mind.
Student Secure Benefits include:
  • Up to $300,000 policy maximum
  • Hospitalization and doctors visits
  • Mental health/ maternity
  • Sports and Pre-existing condition coverage
  • Monthly payment options
Apply online or talk to one of our insurance experts to walk you through the process.
Apply Online Now!
Ask an International Student Advisor
Last month we launched our "Ask an International Student Advisor" feature, with huge success! Cecilia Wolf from the University of Tampa provided excellent insight and answered many of your questions. See Cecilia's communications online to find out if your questions got answered and what other international students are wondering about.
Our August advisor is Deborah Parris from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The question period will be open for the next 3 weeks, so ensure to post your questions and look out for the answers in the next newsletter!
Ask an Advisor Now!
Featured Schools of the Month
Flight Academy
State University
of New York
San Diego, CA
National offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees in the area of business, engineering, education, media, liberal arts, and healthcare.
San Diego, CA
CFA offers programs specifically designed for students who are interested in becoming a pilot, flight instructor, or following another career path within aviation.
Brockport, NY
SUNY Brockport offers 42 undergraduate and 29 graduate programs, and is ranked by Kiplinger's among the top 100 "Best Value" public colleges/ universities in the US.
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Find Student Loans for Foreign Students
Studying internationally can be expensive, especially when you add up all of the costs you'll be expected to cover. With tuition, books, travel, transportation, and room and board, many students soon realize they need additional financial help. International student loans can help you cover the gap after you've considered your own personal savings, scholarships and grants. Interested in seeing what loan options are available?
Find a Student Loan!
Meet US Colleges with Virtual Student Fairs
Thousands of international students signed up for Hobsons Virtual Student Fairs last spring and were able to chat with representatives and current students from over 20 US schools. We are excited to announce the Fall Fairs are taking place next month and US$3,000 in scholarships will be given away just for attending the fair! Whether you attended last Spring or are new to the online fairs, sign up below.
Dates and Times are: • Latin America: Sept. 14th @ 12pm-6pm EST
• Asia: Sept. 28th @ 3am-9am EST
• Africa & Middle East: Sept. 7th @ 10am-4pm EST
Register Now!
Summer Essay Contest
Last month's International Student Photo Contest just closed and we received a whopping 420 entries! Our judges are hard at work reviewing your submissions and the winner will be announced later this month so please stay tuned for the winning photos and the international students behind them.

This month all aspiring writers have the opportunity to enter our International Student Essay Contest for a chance to get their piece published on - a site reaching millions of visitors each year - and also to take home a generous prize.
  1. Submit your contest entry before September 1, 2013
  2. The essay must be 300 - 500 words and must in some fashion tie into yours, or a third person's, international or study abroad experience - you can choose your own angle but some popular topics in the past have included: the most difficult part of traveling, how friends and family reacted when you decided to study away from your home country, the best life lesson that traveling has taught you, the differences in your home vs. host country (culture, education/teaching methods, food, etc.).
Submit Your Essay!
Featured Scholarship: CCI Greenheart's Ambassador
CCI Greenheart is a nonprofit cultural exchange program that gives international students the opportunity to experience American culture through a work and travel program. These students travel throughout the US working, volunteering and becoming community leaders.
Qualified participants now have the chance to not only gain this eye-opening experience, but also receive reimbursement of their entire program fee through CCI Greenheart's Ambassador Scholarship. Seven summer work and travel program participants have already been granted this scholarship- don't be left out and apply today!
More Scholarship Info!
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