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In this issue:

  1. Introduction
  2. American InterContinental University
  3. US Journal of Academics
  4. International Financial Aid Bloge
  5. Featured Program: International Language Experience - San Diego
  6. Student News - from around the world
  7. Student Sound-off - HOT Topics from the mail bag
  8. Roommate and housing search -- USA and UK
  9. Insurance available now for new school year
  10. Subscription Information
  11. Final Note

1. Introduction
I hope you're enjoying the summer. This month we have another packed edition with AIU, the American InterContinental University in Los Angeles, California featured as a great destination for international students - find out more about what they offer below. We also introduce a new international financial aid blog, sign up to the automatic feeds today!

Ross Mason
Editor, Newsletter
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2. American InterContinental University

American InterContinental University welcomes International Students!

Associate Degree: Business Administration, International Business, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Interior Design, Visual Communication Bachelor Degree: Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Enterprise Management, International Business, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Marketing and Design, Interior Design, Media Production, Visual Communication Master's Degree: Information Technology, Global Technology Management, Education in Instructional Technology AIU's admissions process is simple and easy to understand. Contact us to speak with an admissions representative who can answer all of your questions.

For more information, please visit:
American InterContinental University, Los Angeles Campus

3. US Journal of Academics
Search our exclusive list of U.S. campuses that want to welcome and serve globally-minded students. Select your personal preferences on our simple form, and find a top-rated U.S. university, college or English Language Program that can accommodate you warmly!

Find out more information at:

4. International Financial Aid Bloge
Based on feedback from hundreds of international students, we have decided to dedicate a resource online that discusses, highlights and informs you on all things to do with international financial aid. Keith Clausen, director of, is developing this resource to provide you with information about financial aid especially for international students, with helpful links, articles and advice. Posts will cover scholarships, loans, and other tips for making your international education affordable.

The International Financial Aid Blog will become a "Must see" resource for international students looking for financial aid!

Sign up to the RSS or email feeds today at:

5. Featured Program: International Language Experience - San Diego
Our mission and philosophy at ILE is to offer our services to anyone who desires to learn the English language or increase their command of English as a second language in a total immersion living experience. Each student will participate in an English as a Second Language Course according to his/her abilities and goals. From the time you arrive at the airport you will have 24/7 access to our support services and the homestay experience we offer makes immersion learning even quicker! More than twenty different English courses and two school locations available: Near the famous Gaslamps district in downtown San Diego and on the ocean in beautiful La Jolla.

For more information, please see:

6. Student News - from around the world
Korea's Top Universities Moving Towards English Curriculum

In South Korea, having a degree from Seoul National or Korea University on one’s resume will open doors in business and politics, and will establish social connections that will prove useful over a life time.

But outside South Korea, the names of the prestigious “SKY” universities – state Seoul National and private universities Korea and Yonsei – do not carry such cachet.

That, combined with the outwards stampede of Korean students to internationally recognised institutions in the US, is causing some dramatic reforms in the tertiary education sector, most notably the pursuit of "inwards globalisation" through the rapid adoption of English as the lingua franca of the classroom.

To read the rest of the article from the Financial Times online, please go to:

International Students at Dartmouth Cope with New Visa Regulations
The tradition at Dartmouth is for each student to spend his or her sophomore summer at school, instead of working, travelling or doing other typical summer college activities. Dartmouth international student advisors are busy helping international students try to fit this typical Dartmouth experience into the new visa regulations that require that students take off no more than one term per year, and not more than one term in a row. Dartmouth's quarter system makes compliance a little more challenging. Click here to read the story:

7. Student Sound-off - HOT Topics from the mail bag
For "Student Sound-off" this month, we have scanned our forums, blog and mailbag for hot topics. This month we have a blog entry on credit which has generated lots of interest and a post on the forum from an entrepreneurial student looking for help:

Post - Owning a business
Can an international student set-up their own business? I want to know what laws govern an international student establishing his/her own business. I do not want to run foul of immigration laws. Thanks for all your help.

Think you can help? Then post here:

Blog - Building Credit in the USA
Many students arriving in the USA struggle to purchase a cell phone on contract, to obtain a credit card from an American bank or even to open a video rental account. The main reason is that banks and merchants often use your credit score to determine whether to do business with you -- if you have no score or a bad score, you will struggle to get these everyday things! (I know, I have been there!)

To help you understand how credit is used in the USA and how to build and improve your credit, read this excellent article:

One tip that helped me build my credit in the USA: I applied jointly for a small loan with someone who had a good credit score. This meant the loan was approved as the bank looked at my co-applicant's good credit score but when repayments were made, both applicants were credited with good, on-time payments - this allowed me to build my credit very slowly until I was approved about a year later for my own credit card.

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8. Roommate and housing search -- USA and UK
Still looking for a roommate or place to live for the coming school year? You still have time to find the perfect place or person. Use our free online roommate and rental search: Search for roommates or rooms in the US:

Search for flatmates or flats in the UK:

9. Insurance available now for new school year!
Did you know that you can apply now for insurance for your upcoming school year that begins in August or September? With our insurance plans are available for purchase now, and you can select when you want the plan to become effective in August/ September. All of our plans also meet US State Department and EU visa requirements as well as requirements of most visas around the world!

Plans include:

- Student Secure, monthly student health insurance
- Atlas Plans, short to medium term travel/ health insurance
- International Citizens, annually renewable major medical insurance

To find out more, please visit:

10. Subscription Information
You are currently signed up to the newsletter which we send out once a month containing information, news, resources and events for international students from all around the world. You can fully manage your subscription online via our website at:

11. Final Note
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