In this issue: Travel Video Contest Finalists, Valencia Event Recap, School Search, CollegeWeekLive Event, Share Your November Happenings

Issue # 225 - November 2017
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This month we are proud to announce that the Travel Video Contest Finalists are in! If you want to hear their stories make sure you watch their videos and stay tuned as the winners will be announced on the last day of International Education Week (IEW), November 17th! Although it’s already November the year is not over and we still have plenty of ways for you to get involved as an international student. Watch our re-cap of the Valencia College live event, join a live event with CollegeWeekLive, hear what 11 international students have to say about sexual assault, or share with us what you've got planned for Thanksgiving and IEW!

Best wishes,
The International Student Team

The Travel Video Contest Finalists Are In!

contestWe are thrilled to announce the 2017 Travel Video Contest Finalists and Viewers’ Choice Award winner! We received videos from around the world and we couldn’t be more pleased with the talent that was reflected in each one. The videos were impressive and we are honored to have such unique stories and dreams shared with us.

The votes came pouring in to determine who would take home the Viewers’ Choice Award. We are delighted to share that "Making the US my New Home" by Juan Sebastian Bayona Carrillo was your top choice. "Making the US my New Home" will join the other 14 finalists for a chance to win the $4,000 grand prize. Stay tuned while our judges panel makes the final decision on who will win a first, second and third place prize. The winners will be announced on the last day of International Education Week: November 17th.

Thank you to all who entered and good luck to each of the finalists!

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How Are You Celebrating? Share It With Us!

November Events It’s hard to believe that November is already here, but if you’re located in the US that means you can look forward to two great events this month: Thanksgiving on November 23rd and International Education Week (IEW) November 13th-17th. Both of these are sure to provide you with plenty of time with friends and lots of fun- and we want to hear about it!

What are you doing on Thanksgiving? Or, are you looking forward to a special event to celebrate International Education Week? Snap a picture and share it with us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+!

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Search And Compare Thousands Of US Universities

Find A CollegeDid you know we have a free school search tool that can help you find the perfect US university? You can search for a US college or university based on where you want to study, what you want to study or what degree level you’re trying to obtain. Our tool includes all US schools that accept international students- more than 3,000 colleges and universities! Start searching so you can start studying.

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Featured Schools Of The Month
University of Arizona

University of Arizona: We’re starting off November with a new featured school! The University of Arizona is one of the most respected public research institutions in the U.S. and has a prestigious faculty full of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners. The University of Arizona also actively participates in International Education Week with loads of events going on each year! View More >>

SUNY Brockport

SUNY Brockport: Thinking about studying in New York? Consider SUNY Brockport, a selective and challenging college with 49 undergraduate majors and about 7,000 students. You’ll be part of a small, tight-knit and caring community at SUNY Brockport. View More >>


FSCJ English Language Institute: A cost effective way to learn English in the U.S. is by enrolling in a community college. FSCJ offers top notch English classes at an affordable price. If you’re looking for additional assistance to improve your American accent, FSCJ now offers a course to practice English language pronunciation, articulation, intonation, common speech rates and more! View More >>

Chat With 90+ University Representatives

Looking for a college or university in the United States? CollegeWeekLive is hosting their free online event where you can meet with representatives from 90+ colleges and universities. There you’ll learn how to pay for college, how to apply for a visa and maybe even find a school that’s best for you! Plus, you will have a chance to win a $1,000 and $5,000 scholarship! Register now and join the event on November 15th from 4am-4pm ET.

Missed Our Live Event? Watch It Here!

Valencia Recap If you weren’t able to watch our live event with Valencia College, don’t worry, you still can! Watch as Talia and May walk you through everything you need to know about Valencia College and Orlando, Florida. It’s no mystery why 12,000 international students attend Valencia College - they have affordable tuition, resume building assistance and opportunities to help you network with businesses in the community. Watch and see what opportunities Valencia College has for you!

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International Students Talk About Sexual Assault

Video International Student Insurance just released their newest video on sexual assault prevention and awareness. Watch this video where you’ll see 11 international students talk about their experience dealing with sex, sexual assault and consent back in their home country and in the US.

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Ask Denica Your Questions

Ask an Advisor It’s almost the end of the year, a time to retreat and celebrate the holidays, but not for our dedicated guest advisor! This month our advisor is Denica Kelly from De Anza College located in California! No matter the time of year, Denica is ready to help you study in the US.

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