June Edition #268

For many of you, school’s out for summer and we want to congratulate you on finishing what was a very difficult school year. It’s time to breathe out and relax. Grab a comfy chair and sit back as we give you the latest international student news. For those of you who like to plan ahead, we have the stuff you need to get ready for fall semester including information on our upcoming International Student Loans Info Session, SIM cards, studying in Canada, travel bans, getting involved on campus and student airfare. We hope you find all the resources you need this summer. See you in July!

The International Student Team


Check Out Our New Logo

When you opened this email you might have noticed something different- we have a new logo! Head over to InternationalStudent.com and check it out on our site then leave a comment on social media to tell us what you think.


Will Your Cell Phone Work in the US?

If you want to have cell phone service as soon as you land in the US - make sure you have a SIM card and coverage plan before you leave. With nationwide coverage through campusSIMS + Mint Mobile you can stay connected at all times through unlimited talk and text for as low as $15 per month. campusSIMS sends students a free SIM card in their home country so that they can get their US phone number immediately, and have mobile phone service as soon as they arrive in the US. Request your free SIM card, choose your plan, and feel confident in your journey from the start.


Oh, Canada

Ever thought about studying in Canada? It’s definitely worth considering if you’re looking for a place to study. Canada has the fourth largest international student population in the world and its higher education system is often ranked in the top 10 out of all countries. In a recent International Student blog post, we share Seven Reasons to Study in Canada that will give you good insight on the country. Already know you want to study in Canada? Use our Canada School Search tool to find a college or university.


Featured Schools

Full Sail University
Gain an educational foundation in technology with one of Full Sail University’s seven unique online undergraduate technology programs including Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Game Development, Information Technology, Mobile Development, Simulation & Visualization and Web Development.

Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan University offers three different types of international scholarships: general and Chancellor’s awards for exceptional international students, research grants for postgraduate students and sports scholarships for athletes. Earn a degree in the UK at MMU.

University of Kansas - Academic Accelerator
The University of Kansas Academic Accelerator Program is designed to ensure international student success. From the very beginning of your studies to graduation and beyond, you’ll get benefits like free airport pick up, academic support services and career preparation.


Student Question of the Month

Q: Do you have any info about the Schengen entry restrictions in the US?

A: Yes, we do! According to the latest update from the U.S. Department of State, certain travellers from China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, the Schengen Area, United Kingdom and Ireland are exempted from travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations (PPs) 9984, 9992 related to the spread of COVID-19. Students and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs may be eligible for National Interest Exception (NIE). It’s important to keep an eye on the latest announcements for any changes, but this means that as of now, students from any of the previously mentioned areas could be able to start studying in the US as early as August 2021. To read more about this, read the article linked below.


Playing Intramural Sports

Intramural sports are organized within an educational institution and offer the perfect opportunity for students to get involved in a competitive league. No matter what school you attend, chances are there will be a range of intramural sports offered on campus including sports like soccer, volleyball, and softball. If you’re interested in competing with other students, we recommend checking your school’s involvement resources to see what opportunities are available. We also recommend reading our latest blog to get more information on playing intramural sports in college.