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In this issue:

  1. Introduction
  2. $2,000 Holiday Travel Contest -- Video Entries Only!
  3. i-to-i Save 20% on Online English teaching courses
  4. Talk to the world - ESL Courses
  5. Featured Service:
  6. Student Sound-off - HOT Topics from the mail bag
  7. Student News - from around the world
  8. TOEFL Scores Open More Doors
  9. Subscription Information
  10. Final Note

1. Introduction
November is the month of prizes and competitions! With International Education Week (IEW) 2006 just weeks away we have launched our Holiday Travel Contest with a fantastic grand prize of $2,000 - and with other promotions and giveaways planned over the coming weeks, is the place to be!

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2. $2,000 Holiday Travel Contest -- Video Entries Only!

Where would you go, if you could go anywhere? wants to give you $2,000 to take a trip anywhere you want to go! In a 4-8 minute video, in the most compelling fashion you can, tell us why we should send you on a trip over the semester break. The trip can be to anywhere in the world! You plan the trip, and tell us all about it, and why you should win, in the video application.

Entries will be judged on creativity, video production and editing quality, originality and interest level in the proposed trip. The best entries will be posted on our site, and the winner will be announced the week of December 4-8. To enter, you've got to be at least 18 and enrolled in college or university outside of your home country.

Entries are due by December 1, 2006 -- for more information go to:

To see all of our International Education Week prizes, visit:

3. i-to-i Save 20% on Online English teaching courses
Forget fruit picking in Oz, bar work in Europe or au pairing screaming kids in suburbia, with an i-to-i Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) qualification you'll be eligible to teach in thousands of exotic locations across the globe. Why earn minimum wage doing the kind of casual jobs that backpackers normally get stuck with when you can earn an excellent salary teaching English abroad? You'll earn better wages, enjoy better living conditions and guarantee yourself better career prospects. And with our paid teaching placements, we'll even find you a job!

Throughout November we're cutting the price of our world-famous ONLINE TEFL course by 20%, so there's never been a better time to live and teach abroad. Our Online TEFL course is the original and best online course; it is recognised by thousands of language schools worldwide.

4. Talk to the world - ESL Courses
An essential skill in today's world, the English language is the key to international business. With the majority of world trade conducted in English, most companies expect their employees to have at least some English language knowledge. And for those looking to study abroad or advance their career, English language ability is always a bonus. But English is not only a business language. It is also a language of leisure and one that often unites people from different countries.

When it comes to destinations, you can find English language schools in a wide range of English-speaking countries across the world, from England to New Zealand, each offering you a completely different English language experience.

Find your English course now and go international:

5. Featured Service:
The brand new website is a communications haven for anyone needing a calling card solution. The newly launched website still contains the great InternationalCallingCard USA service, but now boasts a fantastic InternationalCallingCard UK and InternationalCallingCard Traveler service, along with sim cards and mobile phones.

What's even better is that has lowered rates across the board, and now has an online video guide to help you with your calling card decision:

For more information about international communications please visit:

6. Student Sound-off - HOT Topics from the mail bag
Each month we scan our forums, blog and mailbag for current topics of interest. This month we have an international student from Scotland who is looking for some help:

Hey, i am currently studying Marketing at the University of Stirling in Scotland, UK. I am looking for paid internship or employment within a US based company commencing in the summer of 2007. Is there anyone that has done this b4? Or is considering doing it as well? Or anyone who is in the field of helping international students manage this?

Any advice or assistance would be greatly appreciated. Brad

If you would like to help Brad out, please visit:

Here's one idea -- the HTIR internship program:

7. Student News - from around the world
Stanford University Preparing to Offer Full Financial Aid to International Students

Stanford University is preparing a plan to offer financial aid to international undergraduate students - an expensive and ambitious move that would open up a whole world, literally, of new applicants.

"We live in a global environment" said Richard Shaw, Stanford's dean of admissions and financial aid. "The idea that we can bring together the best students, domestically and from around the world, to help solve our most complicated global challenges - that is very exciting."

The university does not yet know how much the plan will cost or how soon it will be implemented.

Under the aid plan, to be funded by President John Hennessy's new "Stanford Challenge" (a $4.3 billion capital campaign)international students would be admitted on a "need-blind" basis, just as U.S. and Canadian students already are. This means that admission decisions will not take ability to pay into account.

Stanford would join an elite handful of universities, among them, Duke, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, that extend need-based financial aid to international students. And because the student body won't grow in quantity, the expansion of the applicant pool could turn up the heat on Stanford's already ultra-competitive admissions process.

Click here to read the complete story in the San Jose Mercury News:

8. TOEFL Scores Open More Doors
The TOEFL test is the best academic English-language test in the world. It is accepted by 6,000 colleges and universities in more than 100 countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. And that means more opportunity for your academic success.

Why do so many schools recognize the TOEFL test? Because it measures the English-language skills you'll use when you study, so success on the test means success on campus from day one. And it provides fair testing, with the unbiased, objective scoring schools rely on to help them make vital decisions.

No wonder the TOEFL test has been taken by more than 18 million students worldwide! Open the door to your future and register for the TOEFL test NOW
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9. Subscription Information
You are currently signed up to the newsletter which we send out once a month (and occasionally we send out mid-month special emails) containing information, news, resources and events for international students from all around the world. You can fully manage your subscription online via the link below or from the information at the end of this email.

10. Final Note
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