August Edition #270

Heading back to school soon? This month, we’ll help you get ready with our next livestream about US culture. Plus, if you need financial aid or health insurance for the upcoming school year, we’ve got the info you need. We also understand that many of you have decided to hold off on your international education plans again this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for the admissions process or participate in this year’s Video Contest. That’s right, TVC is coming back soon with an updated theme. Keep reading for information on admissions assistance, finding a university and a TVC sneak-peek. Hopefully you’re enjoying your last few weeks of summer as we’re looking forward to kicking off the 2021-22 school year and providing you with resources for your international education needs.

The International Student Team


University Admissions Assistance for MBA/Masters and College Students

Making the decision to study outside of your home country is a huge step to take. But once you’ve made the decision, how do you get admitted to your top choice school? Working with an admissions consultant like Admissionado to enhance your application can increase your chances of getting an acceptance letter. In fact - they have a 98% client success rate! Admissionado specializes in helping prospective MBA/Masters and College Students gain admission into top US universities like Harvard, Columbia and Wharton. Visit the link below to learn all about what Admissionado can do for you.


Our Annual Video Contest is Coming Soon

If you can believe it, it’s almost time for our annual Video Contest! Last year’s contest brought in hundreds of fantastic submissions with Fiqah Rahman’s powerful documentary-style video, In the Light of COVID-19, coming out on top. This year, we’ll be asking you to do something a little different than in previous years. Keep an eye on our contest page to get more details as it will be announced soon. In the meantime, you can also check out past content winners!


Save your spot at The MBA Tour Latin America

Ready to explore your MBA options? Mark your calendar – The MBA Tour Latin America is this August and you don’t want to miss it! By attending this event you can connect with admissions decision makers from top business schools like Harvard, Columbia, Wharton, Booth, IESE & INSEAD. Plus, you will be able to hear first-hand how to improve your application and stand out from other qualified applicants, and get exclusive GMAT™ Exam tips from the exam creators.

Find your region and register for free to the online event:


What to Know About US Culture

Coming down with a case of culture shock is something that international students can expect while studying in the US. Culture shock can be described as an anxious, confused feeling that you get when you’re constantly exposed to a culture that’s new to you. Some cases of culture shock are worse than others. To help ease feelings of isolation and homesickness, you may want to start learning about US culture before you start studying there. You may be surprised how different life is in the US than the way it appears in a Hollywood movie. Join us for our next livestream on Thursday, August 12 at 11 AM EDT to get familiar with aspects of US culture like the cuisine and social norms. You can watch this livestream on either our Facebook page or YouTube channel at the time it starts. If you’ll be joining us, don’t forget to RSVP through the link below.


Featured Schools

Full Sail University
Learning at Full Sail is an experience unlike any other. You’ll work towards a creative degree to give you hands-on experience in the entertainment industry. Full Sail even has recording and film studios on their beautiful campus in Winter Park, Florida close to Orlando. Explore making your creative ambitions a reality by studying at Full Sail University.

American University of Antigua (AUA)
AUA College of Medicine maintains high expectations and emphasizes innovation to provide you with a top education that leads to a successful career in the medical field. 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.


Rockland Community College
International students love studying in the safe, welcoming environment at Rockland Community College (RCC). The college is only about 25 miles northwest of New York City, which is arguably one of the most desirable locations in the world. Rockland’s location is in Suffern, a beautiful suburban area in the Hudson Valley that’s near the Pennsylvania border.



Explore How to Get a Student Loan

Searching for a loan can be time consuming since not every lender works with international students, and each lender has specific universities they work with. If you need to fill the financial aid gap we make it easy for you to search for a lender in just four simple steps:

Step 1: Use the free loan comparison tool to see what lenders are available.
Step 2: Select the right lender for your financial needs.
Step 3: Complete the loan application on the lender’s website.
Step 4: Wait for approval.

Check out the loan comparison tool and find your student loan in seconds!


Student Health Insurance for Fall

The new semester is almost here and it’s time to start preparing! Whether your school has insurance requirements you need to meet, or you simply want to be ready if an injury or illness strikes, start your search for health insurance through the International Student Insurance virtual agent. With reliable coverage that can be purchased right online, it’s budget friendly, quick and smart!