June Edition #256

We’ve finally reached June and for many of you, that means a break from online classes. Although the Fall semester is still full of many unknowns, it’s slowly starting to become more clear what options you will have available in the upcoming months. Between online classes and increased digital support services, continuing on the path of obtaining a degree from abroad is still something you can pursue. This month we’ve provided a variety of resources to help you continue in the direction of meeting your international education goals, and we look forward to doing so throughout the year.

The International Student Team


Tips for Success in Online Classes

If you’re heading into online classes this Summer and Fall you’ll need to make some adjustments to successfully learn and thrive in an online environment. For some of you, taking classes online might be a new thing but there’s no need to worry. In this blog post, we’ve given our tips that will help you succeed in your online classes.


Applying to University? Get Your Credentials Evaluated

In order to enroll in a college or university in the US, it is very likely that you will be asked to provide a credential evaluation report.

One of the credential evaluation services that we recommend is Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). You’ll be pleased to know that ECE has been a leading provider of credential evaluation reports for international students for 40 years. With a 95% satisfaction rating, you can take comfort in knowing that international students approve of ECE services. And, their reports are valid for five years, so while plans may be uncertain right now, you can take care of getting a credential evaluation so it’s ready when you are. To learn more about ECE, click the link below.


Take the Lead at McNeese State University

Please join us on Thursday, June 11th at 11am Eastern Time for a Facebook Live event with McNeese State University! McNeese’s Preble Girard will be chatting with the McNeese student body president and the student body treasurer who both happen to be international students. They’ll discuss the many ways you can step into leadership roles on the McNeese campus. Be sure to RSVP for the event prior to attending on June 11th!


College Admissions Assistance for International Students

The US college admissions process can get complicated, especially if you’re looking to gain admission to a highly selective school. That’s why so many students rely on IvyWise to provide top-notch admissions help to international students who are looking to attend university in the US. IvyWise students are three times more likely to gain admission to highly selective schools including Stanford, Georgetown and NYU. Read more information on how IvyWise can help you through the link below.


Featured Schools

South Dakota School of Mines and Tech
Also known as SD Mines, this institution is a leading university for science and engineering in its region. If you’re interested in either of these major areas of study, you should definitely check out SD Mines.


Bowling Green State University
At BGSU, you’ll have the option to complete the Falcon Internship Preparation Program, guaranteeing placement in an internship and experience to add to your resume when searching for a career.


American University - International Accelerator
The International Accelerator at American University is a pathway program providing academic help, cultural experiences and more for international students who enroll.



Cleaning Up Your Social Media for Employers

According to a 2018 CareerBuilder survey, 70% of employers screen candidates’ social media. We’re sure that Instagram post from your night out has an epic story behind it but before setting out to find a job, you’ll want to clean it up. Check out our tips for cleaning up your social media to make sure you’re a desirable candidate to employers!


Loans for International Students

Need financial aid? Look no further than our international student loans search tool! By providing a little information you can find the student loans that are available to you in just 10 seconds. Check your eligibility through the link below!


Scholarships for International Students

Before you explore loans you should first see what scholarships are available to you; this is why we created our free scholarship search tool. Simply search for a scholarship, sign into (or register for) your InternationalStudent.com account, then view details on how to apply!


Still Haven't Filed Your Tax Returns?

Due to Covid-19 the US federal tax return deadline was extended until July 15th this year. If you haven’t filed your return there’s still time, but not much! Before summer classes begin use your free time to complete your tax returns. If you get started and need help turn to our tax section for guidance.