October Edition #260

This year has finally reached October- one of the spookiest months in the lineup, and we’re interested to see what 2020 has in store for us. Although only time can tell what it will bring, we have a full newsletter for you to dive into in the meantime as your calendar counts down to Halloween.

Our TVC: Life After Lockdown is in full swing and although we’ve already received many eerily good entries from around the world, you can still enter before the 13th. After submitting your video entry make sure you check out our blog for ways you can celebrate Halloween- even during a pandemic, how to stay focused when studying, and how you can RSVP for our live event on essay writing.

We hope you enjoy this month’s newsletter and stay well.

The International Student Team


TVC: Life After Lockdown - Deadline Coming Soon

We’re only a week away from the TVC: Life After Lockdown deadline! If you haven’t completed your entry form yet, submit before October 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT in order to be eligible for one of the four cash prizes:

  • Grand Prize Winner - $4,000
  • Second Place Winner - $500
  • Third Place Winner - $250
  • Viewers’ Choice Award Winner - $1,000

Get all of the details on how to enter on the official contest page!


Celebrating Halloween During COVID-19

October is typically the time of year in the US when college students get to dress up and go out for Halloween festivities. For obvious reasons (you guessed it, Covid-19), this year’s “spooky season” isn’t ideal for large gatherings. However, to ensure you still find a way to celebrate, we have a few ways you can get in the holiday spirit this year without breaking CDC guidelines!


Featured Schools

University of Redlands
At University of Redlands you are set up to become a well-rounded professional because you get to craft your own major by hand-picking courses from a wide variety of subject areas.


UNC Charlotte
Located in the United States’ 2nd largest financial center, UNC Charlotte offers several internship opportunities for international students as you work towards a degree.


UMass Boston
As a public research university, UMass Boston delivers an innovative curriculum and supportive pathway program that is built to prepare students for success in the ever changing global economy.



Credit Cards for International Students

While you study in the US it’s important to build credit- but what does that even mean? Building credit provides you with a score that can help you with future borrowing, and having a credit card is one common way to boost your score. But before you take that big step and apply for a credit card it’s important to know what you’re getting into. Explore our page on credit cards in the US to discover key information on being a responsible borrower including:

  • The benefits of having a credit card
  • Challenges for international students getting a credit card
  • 5 tips on how to spend responsibly
  • US credit card companies
  • Credit card security threats
  • Frequently asked questions about credit cards

Check it out to see if a credit card while in the US makes sense for you.


Essay Writing Tips Live Event

College essays require you to tap into the very best of your writing skills as your instructors will likely ask you to write using a wide variety of essay styles that you may not yet have experience with. If you’d like to improve on your college essay writing skills, join us on October 14th at 11:00 AM EDT as InternationalStudent.com’s Connor Blay will be streaming live on Facebook and YouTube, offering some college essay tips and tricks. You can RSVP using the link below!


Enhancing Your Study Skills

The night before an exam can be a stressful time in your educational journey. There may be times when you end up staying all night in order to get your desired results. However, the fact of the matter is, pulling an “all-nighter” isn’t always going to be enough to get you an A on your exams. It’s also important to optimize the way you study through creating habits that will directly benefit your academic success. If you want to get the most out of your study sessions, we’ve got some great study tips that you can try out on the International Student blog!