In this issue: Travel Video Contest is now open for voting! Save on flights, Thanksgiving trends, work-study programs and more!

November Edition #249

November is here which means we’ve almost made it through 2019. However, if you’re not quite ready for the year to be over you still have plenty of time left to make it a great one. Our Travel Video Contest voting is now open and ready for you to voice your opinion, we also have some great ways for you to prepare for the holiday season including discounts on flights, gathering friends to celebrate Thanksgiving and tips on staying healthy. We hope you enjoy our newsletter as you start to wind down the year.

The International Student Team


Travel Video Contest Voting is Now Open

Voting for our Travel Video Contest is now open! We received a lot of wonderful video entries full of ambition, hope, and creativity. Be sure to watch the video submissions and choose your favorite. The video with the most votes will win the Viewer's Choice Award that includes $1,000 and automatic entry into the finalist round of the contest! The last full day to vote is November 10th, so get to voting!


We Can Help You Save on Flights

Rising airfare costs are starting to make your plane ticket home look more like a tuition payment! But, don’t stress, we want to make sure that you can get home for the holidays without it costing too much. We've partnered with StudentUniverse to get you low-cost domestic and international airfare- including $20 off your first flight purchase! So, who is eligible to purchase a student ticket? Get all of the details and start planning your holiday travel.


Thanksgiving + Friends = "Friendsgiving"

The first holiday within the string of festivities this November is the great tradition of Thanksgiving! Although you’re likely away from your family this holiday, we’ve got the perfect solution: “Friendsgiving”. It’s like Thanksgiving, but with your friends from around the globe! Make sure to check out our tips on how to make your Friendsgiving special.


Featured Schools

Auburn University:
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Chemeketa Community College
Whether you want to study intensive English, earn a transfer degree to a four-year university or obtain a two-year technical degree to begin a career, Chemeketa Community College can help you get started!


Brenau University
Want to be part of something big? By 2025, Brenau University will be an internationally recognized leader in innovative higher education. See if Brenau is your start to greatness.



Explore Work-Study in the USA

HTIR Work-Study, Inc. is helping international students all over the United States find paid off-campus internships while pursuing their master’s degree. The Work-Study program allows students to gain valuable experience to add to their resume while also earning money to put towards their degree and any living expenses. HTIR also recognizes that a big obstacle for international students is obtaining a visa and they are passionate about guiding international students throughout the visa interview process. Learn more about how HTIR Work-Study could help you.


Staying Healthy Over the Holidays

As temperatures start to dip so does our desire to go outside and get fresh air! Although keeping inside may sound cozy, it’s the prime time of year to get sick when stuck inside with a variety of germs. Check out how you can stay healthy as an international student, even when stress starts to peak and you come in close contact with a number of illnesses!


Stay in Contact with Friends and Family

Looking for an economical way to keep in touch with your friends and family? Consider a SIM card that gives you unlimited US talk, SMS and data. With two options to choose from you can pick one that fits your cell phone usage needs- and budget. Start exploring so you can start connecting.