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

August Edition #234

Whether you’re already exploring your way around campus or packing your last few items, the fall semester is here! We are thrilled to provide you with everything you need to start the new school year including that last bit of financial aid, health insurance, tips on making new friends, where to find cheap textbooks, and how to talk to your professors. This newsletter is devoted to helping international students like you make their way to the US - we hope you enjoy reading and find the resources you need for your journey!

The International Student Team

International Student Loans are Still Available

The summer is almost over but you still have a chance to apply for an international student loan before classes begin! Our international student loan finder gives you a list of loans you’re eligible to apply for so you can compare and find the best option for you - all in one place. Even if you don't have a co-signer you might still be eligible to apply for a loan that doesn't require one! Use our loan finder and in just 10 seconds you’ll have access to lenders who work with international students at your school.

Stay Connected While Studying in the US

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Affordable Insurance Coverage at Your Fingertips

Have you purchased your insurance coverage for the new semester? If not, now is the time!

With affordable options and updated benefits, the Student Health plan has the coverage you need as an international student. Plans start at just $29/month depending on the level of coverage and will cover you for doctor’s visits, hospitalization, emergency medical evacuation, repatriation, mental health and maternity. Visit our Insurance Section to purchase your plan right online.

Save Big On Textbooks!

College textbooks are expensive but necessary. To save money on your books, shop and compare prices using our online marketplace! With our online textbook marketplace you can buy new and used books or find textbook rentals that fit your budget. Textbooks found online are often less expensive than purchasing them at your school's bookstore - make sure you compare before you buy. Saving money is great and it’s even better when those heavy textbooks are delivered right to your door!

Making Friends as a New International Student

First impressions last a lifetime and the relationships you make at your college or university can as well; this is why it is so important to make quality friendships that start with positive introductions. Social interactions can be challenging, especially within a new culture, to help you along we recommend you read our tips on developing a social life in the US, how to make friends, and ways to socialize while in the US.

Featured Schools

Adelphi University: Tucked in Garden City, New York, this modern campus sits on 60 acres of beautiful green land. Students at Adelphi University enjoy relaxing on campus or visiting one of the most exciting spots in the US: New York City. With over 50 degree programs to choose from and internship opportunities at companies like PepsiCo and Verizon, this laidback campus offers exciting career opportunities in a promising location. Read More >>

Suffolk University INTO Pathway: Located in the historic and thrilling city of Boston, Massachusetts, there are no boundaries on what a student can study at Suffolk University. While learning English at their INTO Pathway program, students can choose from over 110 different academic degree programs. With the 5th largest percentage of international students among US schools, it’s no wonder why so many international students choose to study at Suffolk. Read More >>

University of Redlands: The University of Redlands is the ideal place for students who want to explore California, but also want to be a part of a tight-knit school. It’s just an hour away from Los Angeles, Disneyland and beaches meaning you and your new friends will have many places to explore over the weekend. If you’re looking for a school you can enjoy and afford, international students at Redlands have the opportunity to receive financial aid support of up to $30,000 in merit scholarships. Read More >>

Start this Fall Strong: Talk to Your Professors

In college you’ll make a lot of great friends and important connections- including with your professors. Building a rapport with your professors is a brilliant way to get extra help when needed, life advice, considered for assistantships, and glowing letters of recommendation.

Read more about the benefits of talking to your professors.

Meet Juliana Diaz!

Our August guest advisor is Juliana Diaz from Southeastern University in Florida. Juliana works as their Undergraduate Admissions Counselor and is responsible for guiding international students, like you, to study in the US. Juliana welcomes students and their parents from all backgrounds and assists them through the enrollment process. Ask Juliana your questions about how to apply to a US university!