In this issue: Travel Video Contest, International Student Loans, Study in Canada, Insurance for Fall, Ask an Advisor

Issue # 223 - September 2017
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Welcome back to school, we hope you are off to a great start! We have been working hard, like many of you, to make sure that your school year is a success. In this month’s newsletter, we are excited to announce that the Travel Video Contest is back! Don’t miss your chance to enter your video, for a shot at winning up to $4,000! We also have a number of resources including our newly released Study in Canada section, as well as information on financial aid, insurance, credit cards, and how to experience the infamous nightlife in the US!

Best wishes,
The International Student Team

Your Chance to Win $4,000 is Back!

video contestWe’re excited to announce that our annual Travel Video Contest is now open for entries- grab your camera and start filming for your chance to win $4,000! Whether you have a proposed study abroad journey, or a trip you want to take while studying abroad, we want to hear about it! Send us your entry by October 13th for your chance to be our 2017 grand prize winner!

Enter to Win

Save up to $1,000 on your Student Insurance

Loan Information Most schools in the US require that you have a health insurance plan that covers you during your academic school year. At International Student Insurance, you can find affordable insurance plans that meet your school’s insurance requirements, provide coverage for your unique needs, and are more affordable than your school’s insurance plan.

Find Insurance

Start Building Your Credit This Fall

SelfscoreBuilding your credit while in the US is important, but finding a fair credit card can be difficult, especially as an international student. However, SelfScore is built by former international students and is the only MasterCard designed specifically with international students like you in mind. With SelfScore you don’t need to have a social security number to apply and you’ll have the following benefits:
  • $0 annual fee
  • 1% cashback on all purchases
  • 0% APR for the first 6 months (19.49% variable APR thereafter)
  • No foreign transaction fees
View more information on SelfScore and how you can start building your credit.

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Featured Schools Of The Month

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSMT): If you’re looking to pursue a degree in the STEM fields, consider studying at SDSMT. You’ll benefit from small class sizes, committed faculty members and challenging academic programs. SDSMT educates students to the highest standard in a wide array of engineering and science disciplines.
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Embry Riddle

Embry-Riddle College of Business: Learn business while also getting a better understanding of the aviation industry. At Embry-Riddle you can take your degree to the next level by specializing in business principles combined with aviation concepts. Graduates are prepared to enter the international banking, energy, finance, leasing, aviation, and aerospace industries. View More >>

Heartland Community College

Heartland Community College: Get an affordable education in the heart of the U.S. at Heartland Community College. At Heartland you’ll have 70 different programs to choose from, small class sizes, and 30 different student clubs to join! The Heartland experience will help you make a smooth transition into a U.S. university.
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Night Life in the US as an International Student

Night Life As an international student in the US it’s important to have a balance between work and play. Not only can you receive a top quality education, you can also experience the infamous nightlife that America has to offer. Learn more about the ways you can experience nightlife in the US.

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Considered Studying in Canada?

Canada For those who want to study in Canada we have great news! We have recently added a Study in Canada section as a resource for you to learn about what it’s like to live and learn there. There you’ll find more information on Canada including details on the Canadian way of life, safety in Canada, student accommodations and even a few colleges and universities to consider as you start your search. Find out more, your Canadian adventure awaits!

Discover Canada

Financial Aid Available to International Students

Financial aid is hard to come by as an international student, but we are happy to announce that we have both loans and scholarships to help fund your studies overseas!

New Student Loans Available

International Student Loan is happy to announce that a new lender has been added! Check out our comparison tool to see what loans you are eligible for.

Find Loans

Looking for a Scholarship?

Then look no further than our scholarship search tool where you can find scholarships based on where you are studying, what you are studying, and even where you are from!


Ask Stacye Your Questions

Ask an Advisor Do you have questions about applying to a US school or need help transitioning into your current one? Our guest student advisor, Stacye Thompson from Jefferson State Community College, can help answer your questions. With more than 20 years of experience in international education, Stacye’s goal is to ensure your success!

Ask Stacye

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1101 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036

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