In this issue: Travel medical insurance, summer tips, stress management, and more!

May Edition #243

For many students, May marks the end of the spring semester, so congrats for closing in on the finish line! In this month’s newsletter we’ll chat about a few things to help you make your summer great, give you an update on where to find reliable insurance for your travels, check in with our latest Travel Video Contest winner, and give you access to our new guest advisor to help you with questions unique to international students. Good luck with finals, we hope you enjoy the newsletter and make it a marvelous May!

The International Student Team


Lock In Travel Medical Insurance Before You Hit The Road

If you’re getting some time off for the summer then traveling is probably on the top of your to-do list. Enjoy your destination to the fullest without any worries by making sure you’re covered with reliable health insurance during your trip. Coverage like the Travel Medical plan is affordable, starting at $0.76 / day outside the US, and easy to purchase right online.

Get coverage so you can ensure your only priority when you get there is to have an amazing time.


Sweet Summer Tips

Most college students end up with nearly three months of free time when summer break begins. There are many options on how to stay occupied, but two choices tend to be very popular: work and travel.

For those who want to earn some money in their downtime, our job search section should be of great use to you. See if there’s anything to fill your free time (and bank account):

Students who want to spend their time between semesters sightseeing, dive into some flight discounts with our partner:

No matter what your agenda looks like this summer, be sure to experience it with the best tools on hand.


Featured Schools

Chemeketa Community College's vision is to be a catalyst for individuals, businesses, and communities to excel in diverse and changing environments. The school has its own local press, the Chemeketa Press, which publishes low-cost textbooks, saving students hundreds of thousands of dollars. Read More >>

The University of Alabama at Birmingham INTO Pathway (UAB INTO) believes international students bring diverse perspectives, enriching the learning experience for all students. Academic preparation, English language training, admissions support, and student services are all available to international students at UAB INTO. Read More >>

At the University of Dayton, students learn by doing — studying other cultures by experiencing them, conducting research to explore questions and taking on real-world challenges. UD integrates knowledge across disciplines, and educates for service, justice, and peace. Read More >>


Managing Stress As An International Student

All college students face a lot of stress, but being an international student opens up unique experiences and concerns that can feel overwhelming. It is important for anyone studying outside their home country to make self-care as much a priority as they would making good grades. You have to do both to be balanced. Here are some tips on how:


Travel Along With Mariana

Our latest Travel Video Contest winner continues to live out her dream of studying at the University of Winnipeg in Canada. Through staying active by volunteering at a daycare and attending free events like an ice instrument show, Mariana Barbosa has made the absolute most an international student can of a great opportunity. Read about her latest adventures on the International Student blog:


Meet Martin!

Martin Dada is the Associate Director of International Admissions and Recruitment at Appalachian State University. Martin earned his Bachelor’s degree in Nigeria and moved to Canada as an international student where he obtained his Masters. To advance in his education Martin decided to travel to the US as an international student and earn his Ph.D. With a diverse educational background and multicultural worldview he is able to support international students to start or continue their education in the United States.

With Martin’s extensive academic accomplishments and background in international education, he is an ideal advisor to direct your questions to! If you have a question on being or becoming an international student ask here:
1101 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036

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