November Edition #273

As you head into the final stretch of fall semester, we have resources just for international students to help you finish strong. But first, take a quick study break to watch the 2021 Travel Video Contest entries and vote for your favorite to help us pick a Viewers’ Choice Award winner. After you vote, get details on credential evaluation, post-grad possibilities, professional college admissions assistance, studying in the UK, getting part-time work in the US and studying web design in the US. Have a wonderful November!

The International Student Team


Viewers’ Choice Award Voting Open Until the 8th

The deadline to enter the 2021 Travel Video Contest has passed but the competition is just beginning. We need your help in choosing the Viewers’ Choice Award winner who will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and automatic entry into the finalist round. Here’s how to vote:

  1. Visit the contest page
  2. Watch the video entries
  3. Click on your favorite video to visit its page
  4. Click the ‘Vote’ button and enter a valid email address
  5. A confirmation email will be sent to you, click on the link in the email received

You can only vote once, but sharing the video links is encouraged. Voting will close on November 8th and finalists will be announced shortly after. Visit the link below to vote and stay up-to-date on the contest’s progress!


Find a Credential Evaluator You Can Trust

Planning to become an international student? Credential evaluations are often required by U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities, and you will need to find a provider you can trust. For more than 40 years students around the world have relied on ECE® to help them through their journey, and here are just a few reasons why:

  • Fastest Turnaround: ECE’s average completion time is just 5 business days!
  • Outstanding Customer Service: Their full-time support agents are available to talk live or chat online weekdays, and all messages are returned within one business day.
  • Industry Leader: They have a 90% satisfaction rating from a survey of almost 1,000 international applicants.
  • Rigorous Standards and Core Values: Excellence, Integrity, and Care are three that ECE® lives by and ensure the highest quality results.

Things You Can Do After Graduation as an International Student

Whether you plan to stay in the US for OPT or return home, it’s highly beneficial to map out an after graduation plan before you receive your diploma. There are many paths you can take and it can be difficult to decide which path is the best for you. To help make your decision a bit easier, this month, be on the lookout for a new video on the International Student Facebook page and YouTube channel, highlighting your possibilities for post-graduate life and providing information on how you can go about carrying out your post-graduate plans. Be sure to ‘Like’ us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel to check out the video on November 17th. Tip: turn on post notifications for a reminder.


Reach Your Application Potential and Get Accepted

When applying for business school or college, it’s difficult to know exactly what admissions officers could be looking for, making it tricky to know where to even begin the process. To reach your full application potential, you might want to consider working with an admissions consultant. Admissionado’s team of elite admissions consultants has reviewed over 35,000 applications with a 98% client success rate. MBA/Masters and college students who work with Admissionado get a better understanding of what admissions officers are looking for through services like essay support, resume support and interview prep, and have helped students get acceptance letters from many universities including Ivy League schools like Harvard, Columbia and Yale. Find out more about Admissionado services and pricing.


Featured Schools

American University of Antigua (AUA)
Located in the Caribbean, students who want a career in the medical field rely on AUA for a top education. Start your journey at a fully accredited international medical school.


George Mason University
Located in close proximity to the United States capital, Washington, D.C., George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Check out all they have to offer to explore if George Mason Univeristy would be a good fit for you.


College of Central Florida
College of Central Florida is ranked among the top 150 schools in the United States for community college excellence, according to The Aspen Institute.



5 Reasons to Study in The UK

You’re probably already aware that the UK has some of the best universities in the world, including Cambridge and Oxford. But there are so many other good reasons to consider making the UK your home away from home. In our latest blog post, we’ve given you five reasons why studying in the UK as an international student is definitely worth your consideration.


Working Part-Time as an International Student

College expenses can add up fast, especially as an international student in the US. You might be considering applying for part-time work to help with costs, but before you start your job search, it’s important to know that F1 visa students have some work limitations and must follow USCIS rules. Read more about what to know around getting part-time work as an international student in the US.


Web Designers are in High Demand

Not sure what to study? If you are a technologically-inclined person with a creative mind, web design could be a great option for you to consider. Web designing as a career is expected to grow 57% faster than the average expected rate of growth for all other occupations combined, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is largely because every industry needs web designers from retail to health. Many colleges and universities offer web design degree programs with some even specializing in that field. Typically, the curriculum for a web design program includes programming, web front end development (HTML, JavaScript, CSS) and web back end development (Python, Java, PHP). Each program is unique, however, if you’d like to read more general information about studying web design in the US, we encourage you to explore our web design subject guide.