May Edition #267

Congratulations on finishing what may have been one of the most difficult school years of all time! With spring semester coming to an end for most, we’re sure a lot of you are excited to start your summer. Before you get into summer fun, we wanted to let you know about our upcoming live events around tax returns and loans - all of the details can be found below. Additionally, the month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in order to make sure you’re taking care of your mental well-being, we’ve provided some resources on our blog. Finally, if you’re not quite sure what to do in the short or long term future, we’ve got you covered with our useful resources. We hope you enjoy this month’s newsletter!

The International Student Team


Live Event: Tax Season 2021 Question & Answer (Part 2)

If you couldn’t attend our first Tax Season 2021 Info Session don’t worry, we’ve got another one coming up next week - just in time for the May 17th deadline. Join us on May 5th at 11:00am EDT as our very own Connor Blay and Sprintax tax expert, Neil Duffy, will be answering your questions about filing tax returns as an international student in the US. If you can attend, be sure to let us know on the Facebook event page!

Join our live event to receive a $5 discount code on your Sprintax services.


May is Mental Health Awareness Month

In 1949, Mental Health America created Mental Health Awareness Month as a way to help people recognize issues that surround mental health worldwide. According to the Statista Research Department, there is evidence proving that COVID-19 has led to increased mental health challenges worldwide. This is especially true in minority communities that have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. Those who have experienced a decline in mental health may consider using the coping tips and resources provided on our blog. We encourage you to read and share this information with anyone who could benefit from it.


Featured Schools

American University of Antigua (AUA)
Upon passing the necessary licensure exams, AUA graduates are eligible to practice medicine in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, and worldwide.


Auburn University
Through the Auburn Global pathway program, international students have access to valuable benefits and support services including flexible course selection and registration, visa support and career preparation.

Brenau University
The Women’s College at Brenau University includes signature programs exclusively for women, housing for women only and life-shaping experiences beyond the classroom.



Congratulations Spring 2021 Graduates!

You did it! All of those hours spent in the library paid off and you’re moving on to the next phase of your life. But wait… what should your next step be? Do you go back to your home country or stay in the US? Do you start your career or continue your education? Perhaps, our After Graduation page can help you decide. Check it out!


What’s The Move This Summer?

If you’re counting down the days until summer break, have a bit of fun and make plans for what your summer holds. What will it be? Make your selection and use our resources to help plan out your summer.


Funding Your International Education

Unless you’re one of the lucky ones, it’s very likely that you’ll need financial aid in order to study in the US or Canada as an international student. To find funding for your international education, we recommend first searching for scholarships. If you still need to supplement your funds after scholarships, then we recommend exploring your student loan options. Before applying for student loans, it’s essential to understand how they work- so make sure you read up on all the great information we provide, then use our loan search tool to see what loans are available to you.


Join us Live to Get Extra Loan Information

If you’ve done your research around loans and would still like more information, join our live event next month! On June 17th at 11:00AM EDT, we’ll be live on Facebook and YouTube chatting about international student loans for those studying in the US or Canada. host, Connor Blay, will be joined by MPOWER loan expert, Arbaaz Hashmy, who will take you through the process of obtaining a student loan. Additionally, this is an excellent opportunity to get your questions about student loans answered by a loan expert. Save your virtual seat on our Facebook event page!