In this issue: Exploring America this Summer, No-Cosigner Loans, Life in the Residence Hall, Saving Money and More!

June Edition #232

It’s here! Summer has finally arrived and we only know one person that’s more excited than us- you! Between your trips to the beach (or summer classes) we have some great information for you to check out including what all students should know about residence hall life, how to squeeze every ounce of fun from this summer, our GDPR updates and how you can save money with a student discount card. We hope you enjoy the newsletter and keep your sunscreen close by!

The International Student Team

Privacy Policy Updates

We value your data privacy and security and in support of the changes to EU data protection laws, we have updated our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use effective on May 25, 2018.

GDPR updates
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mandates new requirements for processing EU personal data. As a result, our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use have been updated to better explain our relationship with our clients and end-users. Learn more about the GDPR guidelines here.

If you have questions on our updated privacy policy, please feel free to reach out to us at

No-Cosigner Loans Available

Most international student loans require that you have a cosigner, but select students at select schools are now eligible to apply for a no-cosigner loan! This means that after you’ve factored in all of your personal finances and scholarships you can finally fill the financial aid gap with a loan. Learn more about no cosigner loans and see if your school is on the list!

What to Know About Residence Hall Life

Gearing up to live in the residence halls (dorms) next semester? If so, there are a few key pieces of information you’ll want to know. We’ve gathered top tips for you to stockpile your dorm knowledge so you can have a great time living the residence hall life.

Featured Schools

Marshall University INTO Pathway: Students attending Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia get a lot of value out of their small class sizes. Plus, with partnerships like INTO Pathway Programs, you get the opportunity to learn English at their INTO Pathway Program while also enrolling in academic classes. With more than 59 undergraduate degrees offered, students that complete the pathway program can choose to enroll as a full time student at Marshall University. Read More >>

University of South Carolina - Beaufort: Looking for a school with some southern hospitality? The University of South Carolina Beaufort is in the ideal spot for students that want to pursue a career in hospitality. Located near the exclusive golf courses and resorts of Hilton Head, students receive hands on experience with internships and employment opportunities through the University's partnerships with local hotels, restaurants and resorts. Read More >>

Maryville College: Maryville College wants their international students to make the most out of their time in the US. The college provides their students with trips and activities for you to explore the outdoors of Tennessee and make amazing friends along the way. Student activities include trips to nearby cities like Atlanta, Georgia and hiking trips in the Great Smoky Mountains. Read More >>

Saving Money as an International Student

Did you know you can get discounts just for being a student? The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is a discount card for international students that helps you save money on entertainment, food, clothes, and travel. There are more than 125,000 offers in more than 2,300 US locations and 150,000+ discounts in over 130 countries. See if you’re eligible for an ISIC to start saving money.

Explore America This Summer!

Summertime in the US is full of exciting and unique opportunities. You can go snorkeling on the reefs in Florida, hiking in the Smoky Mountains, or sightseeing in New York City. Don’t miss out on the fun because of costs - find a great deal so you can use your time off to explore! Our Student Airfare Center can help you reach your destination and book flights at the best price so you can focus on planning and organizing your summer vacations.

Visit our Airfare Center to search for flights and take full advantage of your summer break.

Say Hello to Janet Ray!

Our June guest advisor is Janet Ray, the Assistant Dean and Director of International Student Success at Providence College. Originally from Barbados, Janet creates great connections with her students and can relate to their academic and social experiences. Janet provides a lot of support to her students ranging from monitoring students immigration status to directing students to academic resources on campus.

Ask Janet your question!