In this issue: Summer Jobs, Housing Accomodation in the USA, Insurance Updates, English Language Preparation


Issue # 231 - May 2018
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We hope you’re ready for finals because here they come! Before you get too bummed out keep in mind that summer will follow which means you’ll have plenty of time to explore our resources in this month’s newsletter. You can make your summer useful by preparing for the IELTS, building your resume with work experience, reviewing your health insurance plan updates, and exploring your accommodation options for next semester, or you can relax by getting social with us between trips to the beach. The choice is yours and we have options for you no matter which route you choose. Either way- we hope your summer has a great start!

Best wishes,
The International Student Team

Looking For Summer Work?

Filing Tax Returns It’s time to start searching for your summer job or internship! During the summer semester you might have more free time and this is a great opportunity to start earning money and gaining work experience. If you’re able to work in the US and are in search of a summer job we have a ton of helpful resources for you- including a job search. Also, our Country Work Guide has a list of steps that you can take to help you get a job along with resume writing advice, and how you can ace your interview. Start your search then get to work!
Find a Job!

Where Will You Stay When You Study In The US?

Sprintax There are a lot of options to choose from when deciding where you will make your new home! Once you’re enrolled your school will most likely send you options on where you can live. These may include on-campus dormitories or off-campus apartments and homestays. Which one is the best fit for you? Take a closer look at each of these options in our Accommodation Section!
Featured Schools
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McNeese State University: A teaching institution whose mission is to deliver a successful education to their students in southwest Louisiana. McNeese is recognized as a Tier One Regional University by the U.S. News and World report. If you think small class sizes and studying in Louisiana would be a good fit for you then you should check out McNeese! View More >>

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University of Southern Mississippi: The University of Southern Mississippi is a hidden gem in the south! A public research university with a diverse student body of 15,000 students ranging from 63 different countries. With over 140 different degrees to choose from there is bound to be something to excite you! View More >>

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Oregon State University: Get the most out of your education by studying in the Pacific Northwest! Oregon State is filled with all kinds of wonderful activities year round. When school isn’t in session you can fill your time in the winter with snowboarding and your summers with hiking. See why Oregon State is the perfect balance of studying and adventure. View More >>

Be On The Lookout For Our Next Facebook Live Event!

Find Your Dream SchoolOur first Facebook Live event covered “Tax Information on Form 8843,” our next event will be on Wednesday, May16th at 12:00 PM EST and will cover “Working in the United States as an International Student.” We will go over what to expect when working in the US, some common types of employment and restrictions that can come with working and studying.

Like our Facebook Page and join us online on May 16th!
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Updated Insurance Plans!

travel planningThe Student Secure plan just received updates today! If you still need to buy a health insurance plan for next semester then now is the time. In addition to higher policy maximums on all levels and lower premiums for most ages, it has a new vaccination benefit and 100% coverage for generic prescription medication on the Elite Level.

Get more details on the Student Secure plan updates or contact our customer support team for personalized help with finding a health insurance plan today.
Student Secure Plan

Prove Your English Proficiency

travel planningIn order to study at a college or university in the US, most schools will require you to take a standardized test to prove your English language skill level. Many schools accept both the IELTS and TOEFL examination- both of which include reading, listening, speaking and writing sections to prove your English Proficiency. For more information on each of these tests you can read over our IELTS and TOEFL sections.

Test Preparation

May Guest Advisor

travel planning Say hello to our guest advisor Aga Syphniewska from the University of Colorado Boulder Boulder! Aga works as a Career Counselor and the International Student Program. From her experience in working in the corporate world and as an international student herself, Aga is devoted to helping international students gain confidence in exploring options for working in the US. Ask Aga your questions this month!
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