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September Newsletter
Travel Video Contest - Grand Prize $4,000
The 2013 Travel Video Contest is officially open! We have been fielding scores of questions about the contest already, so everything you need you can find from our contest page. Budding filmmakers, talented storytellers, videographers and performers, and anyone with a compelling story to tell - get your video to us by the 23 October 2013 deadline for the eighth annual contest.
The Grand Prize is $4,000, the Viewer's Choice award is $1,000 and automatic entry into the Finalist round, and there are also runner-up prizes. For the video itself, you get five minutes or less to tell us about your proposed study abroad, or if you are already an international student, to tell us about any trip you would like to take. We can't wait to see the first entries!
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Student Insurance - Quick and Easy
With the multitude of things you will need to organize for the new semester, don't forget your student health insurance. Not only could it save you money when compared to purchasing your school's insurance plan, without insurance you could be placed in severe debt if you do fall sick. Check out our Overview of the US Healthcare Video to learn more.
We make it easy for last minute purchasers. The Student Secure plan starts at just $28/month and it meets most school insurance requirements! You can apply online and receive instant confirmation - the process can be done in as little as 10 minutes.
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Most students are either back at school, or heading there shortly, only to be faced with one of the biggest single expenses after tuition - textbooks! Our Textbook Center simplifies the process of buying books because you can do it easily and quickly online. And it ensures that you get the cheapest price, because it instantly compares book offers from thousands of sellers for new, used and rental books, and let's you order the one with the best price. Especially easy and helpful for international students, visit our Textbook Center and see how much you can save.
Textbook Center
Ask an Advisor
August was our second month hosting a guest international student advisor readily available to answer questions from real international students. We received many great questions and Deborah Parris from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University answered the top ten. Check out what other international students asked and what Deborah had to say - hopefully it will also provide you with the answers you need!
If your questions weren't answered ask our September guest advisor Mina Morgan from The Language Company and make sure you check out next month's newsletter for more answers on being an international student.
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Why Buy or Ship when you can Rent?
CORT has helped thousands of international students furnish their apartments. CORT offers furniture rental packages for as little as $99 a month for a one-bedroom apartment. A hassle-free, affordable alternative to buying and moving furniture during your college stay, CORT will even deliver and set up your furniture before you arrive.
Rent Furniture
Featured Schools of the Month
Full Sail
Offering degrees in Film, Recording Arts, Game Development and many others, with Full Sail you can work on movies in Hollywood or become a singing sensation in Nashville. The member schools of StudyMississippi offer hundreds of degrees in all kinds of settings. They offer excellence in academics and sports and Mississippi offers all kinds of outdoor activities. Walden offers more than 75 online degree programs with more than 385 specializations and concentrations, making it the choice of more than 50,000 students from around the world.
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Photo Contest Winners Crowned
Congratulations to the three Photo Contest Winners and a big Thank You to everyone who participated and submitted their picture. The response was tremendous and we thoroughly enjoyed viewing all submissions and hope to make the International Student Photo Contest an annual event.
Peter Liyangwa from South Sudan took home 1st place and our $200 grand prize. Peter is currently studying Petroleum Engineering in Russia and the winning picture was taken while winter camping near his college campus. Read more about Peter and his "Superman move". 1st Place
Our 2nd place winner was Margaryta Popova from Ukraine studying in Iceland. Read about her first solo concert with the Symphony Orchestra and her upcoming move to Mannes College of Music in New York City. 1st Place
The 3rd place picture was submitted by Rashi Jain from India studying in the Republic of Maldives. Take a look at this amazing picture of the sand patch in the Indian Ocean in Maldives. And let's not forget about the honorable mentions... while these photos did not receive a first, second or third place award they deserve much recognition and kudos. 1st Place
In next month's newsletter we will feature the winners of our August International Student Essay Contest so sit tight and get ready to read some inspiring study abroad stories... make sure you follow us on social media for updates about the finalists.
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