In this issue: Travel Video Contest Winners, Admission Assistance with IvyWise, Happy Holidays, Insurance for Spring, Find a Pathway Program

Issue # 226 - December 2017
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The year is coming to an end but our steady stream of great information will keep on heading your way! Whether you’re looking for help getting into your dream college, health insurance for the new year or for someone to simply answer your questions, we have what you need. Among other things, we are also pleased to share with you our Travel Video Contest winners! We hope that 2017 has been a wonderful year for each of you, and that you’re looking forward to 2018 as much as we are!

Best wishes,
The International Student Team

The 2017 Travel Video Contest Winners Are...


contestWe are thrilled to announce that our 12th annual Travel Video Contest winners have been named! We received numerous outstanding videos from around the world and after a very difficult decision our judges were able to come to a final decision on the winners! We are pleased to announce that the winners are:

1st Place: Dini Restyanti with “Finding My Ikigai
2nd Place: Laura Catalina Rey with “Drawing My Trip
3rd Place: Eliel Freer-Sullivan with “New York, New York, My American Dream

Thank you to all who entered and shared your inspiring stories with us. We look forward to hearing from more of you next year!

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Want to Study in the US? Let IvyWise Help You!


find a school Applying to US universities as an international student can be confusing and stressful, and a little help can go a long way. If you need guidance applying to US universities, IvyWise can help by providing customized assistance through their college counseling and test prep programs. The IvyWise team of expert college counselors is made up of former deans and directors of admission from some of the top universities in the US including Yale, Princeton, MIT, Georgetown, NYU, and more. IvyWise has worked with students in over 40 countries, and in 2017, 91% of IvyWise students gained admission into one or more of their top-choice schools! No matter what stage of the admission process you’re in or where you live, IvyWise is ready to help.

Insurance for the Spring Semester


insuranceThe semester is quickly coming to an end which means it’s also time to think about health insurance for the new year. Whether you need coverage for a few months or a few years, it’s important to find the coverage you need at a price that will fit your budget. A good place to start is by exploring this International Student Health Insurance plan that offers 4 levels to choose from - and starts at $29/month!

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Featured Schools Of The Month
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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSMT): At SDSMT there is no such thing as an easy degree, but working hard definitely pays off! 98% of their students continue on to graduate school or have jobs with starting salaries of $63,000 at top companies like Google, Microsoft and NASA. This is a school where your education will show results right away. View More >>

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Full Sail University: Learning at Full Sail is an experience unlike any other. You’ll work towards a creative degree to give you hands-on experience in the entertainment industry. Full Sail even has recording and film studios on their beautiful campus in Orlando, Florida. View More >>

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Michigan Technological University English Language Institute: The best way to learn English is to fully immerse yourself in an English-speaking country. On the shores of Lake Superior in the U.S. is Michigan Tech. Their English Language Institute can help you improve your English skills and prepare you for academic classes at the university level. View More >>

Find Your Pathway Program


contestAre you considering learning English while taking college courses? If so, our new Pathway Program section is filled with useful information to help you make the right decision and earn your degree! You’ll learn exactly what a pathway program is and why it may or may not be the right choice for you. Check out our Pathway Program section to help you prepare for these decisions!


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Need Some New Year’s Resolution Suggestions?


new year It’s hard to believe, but 2017 is almost over! Every year on January 1st many people decide what their main goals for the upcoming year will be. Have you decided what your New Year’s resolutions will be for 2018? Check out our blog on some common New Year’s resolutions and the steps you can take to achieve them.

Resolution Ideas

Happy Holidays To You!


holidays One of the best things about being an international student is sharing traditions and holidays with new friends. This time of year there is an abundance of holidays to celebrate and we’re excited for each one! Whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, St. Lucia Day or the arrival of 2018, we hope that you have a safe and fun holiday. If you would like to learn more about what’s happening around the world this month, make sure you check out our blog on holidays in December and how you can celebrate!

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What's Your Question?


Ask an Advisor We’re rounding off the year with a special guest advisor: Sharece Bunn from the University of Oregon. Sharece is the International Student Advisor and Peer Mentor Program Coordinator at the University of Oregon and enjoys helping international students on a daily basis. She has served twice in the Peace Corps and loves to travel, write and take pictures while wandering around Oregon. Ask Sharece your questions and she’ll be happy to help you!

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