In this issue:
• 2015 Travel Video Contest Winners
• Your Winter Break Guide
• Tips for College Application

Issue # 202 - December 2015
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The year might be winding down ... but we certainly are not! Last week, we announced the winners of our Travel Video Contest and this month we are happy to help you prepare for winter and the new semester. It has been a great year and we want to wish you a very happy holiday season!

Best wishes,
The International Student Team

2015 Travel Video Contest Winner

We are thrilled to announce the winners of our 10th Anniversary Travel Video Contest! With so many fantastic submissions it wasn't an easy decision for our panel of judges, but after much deliberation the 2015 Contest winners have finally been chosen. This year's winners are:
1st Place My Second Chance at Life” by Amar Chaniago
2nd Place Place Yourself Where You Want To Be” by Michelle Leclercq
3rd Place The Missing Piece” by Léa Kriger-Bécourt
Viewers’ Choice The Flowers of Success” by Murtaza Ibrahimi

Thanks to all who entered, we were truly honored to have you in our contest!

View All Winners

Waiving Your School's Insurance Plan

The start of the new semester is just around the corner, and with school insurance plans getting even more expensive, now is the time to look at alternatives! In some cases, you can save up to $1,500 or more when purchasing your own plan. To find out if you can waive your school’s plan, visit our school requirements page.

Check Requirements
Featured Schools Of The Month

James Madison University is nationally recognized for its academics. JMU’s “impressive balance of educational, social and extracurricular activities to enrich students’ experience” earned the school a place in The Princeton Review’s “The Best Value Colleges: 2014 Edition".

Rockland Community College is a two-year college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Having students from over 25 different countries makes Rockland Community College a great diverse place to study.

Southern Mississippi is a public research university with a diverse student body of approximately 15,000 students from 63 foreign countries, all regions of the United States and every corner of Mississippi, USM celebrate diversity in every sense of the word.

Hangout: Tips on How to Make your College Application Great!

questionEach college application will be different, but there are a few things you can do to make a great first impression. Join our December Hangout On Air (December 17, 11pm US Eastern Time) and get tips on submitting a great college admission application!

Join The Hangout

Your Winter Break Guide

If You’re Staying on Campus:

There are many good reasons to stay on campus during break including saving money, finding time to relax and getting caught up on your favorite T.V. series. But, after a few days and you're bored - what next?

Get Ideas Now

If You’re Leaving Town:

Whether you plan on traveling back home or taking a great vacation during winter break, make sure you check out our Travel Center. Here you can find discounted student rates on flights, hostels, rail passes and car rentals.

Make Travel Plans

Ask William Your Questions!

William Velez from Chemeketa Community College is our December guest advisor. This means throughout the month you can ask William all of your questions on becoming an being an international student and get a direct reply! Start asking now!

Ask William

International Student
1101 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036
info@ InternationalStudent. com

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