In this issue: Travel Video Contest Update Finalists Announced, NAFSA Regionals Conferences, New Intern, Scholarship Programs and more!

PARTNER Newsletter

As the temperature drops in many places, excitement and progress remains high! We’ve spent the last few weeks breezing past the NAFSA regional season, watching numerous Travel Video Contest video votes roll in, and preparing for the announcement of our new scholarship with MPOWER- among other things. We are looking forward to one more regional and hopefully seeing many of your friendly faces in Orlando.

Happy Recruiting!
The Team

November Edition - Issue #37


Travel Video Contest Update: Finalists Announced

Last week we closed the voting on our 14th annual Travel Video Contest which means our Viewers' Choice Winner has been named! After receiving hundreds of votes on her video, "Every Corner of the World Will be my Home," we are excited to announce Sofía Celine Noriega Ramos will receive $1,000 and automatic entry into the final round of the contest.

Sofía is passing into the last round with 12 other outstanding video entries. This year we received 131 eligible video entries and although it was a difficult decision, the finalists have been determined. Our 2019 judges panel will now determine who will walk away with the first, second and third place prize, and GoAbroad will name the GoAbroad Choice winner. Make sure you stay tuned as the winners will be announced on the last day of International Education Week: November 22nd.


NAFSA Regional Conference Summary

Over the past two months we’ve had the pleasure of seeing many of you at the NAFSA regional conferences. Whether grabbing a coffee, catching up at our booth, or presenting together- it’s been great to see so many familiar faces as we’ve attended numerous regionals throughout the US.

For those of you in region VII - we look forward to seeing you this week. If we haven’t yet set aside time to catch up we would love to grab a coffee with you!

If we weren’t able to meet at a past regional we would still love to connect! You can also view our presentations on using email marketing in your recruitment strategy right online!


Welcome Aboard Southern Illinois University Carbondale

We're pleased to introduce Southern Illinois University Carbondale as a new partner to We are thrilled to spark new international student interest with a brand new profile and to assist with their recruitment needs. Welcome aboard Southern Illinois University Carbondale!


Meet our New Intern

It’s with great pleasure that we introduce our new intern, Connor Blay!

Connor Blay joined EIC in the beginning of November 2019. He received his Bachelor’s of Science degree with a major in Information Communication & Technology at Florida State University in Spring 2019. Having recently completed his undergraduate higher education, Connor has a fresh perspective on how the process works and is passionate about helping international students through it. His background includes customer service, social media, and video production.


Announcing the MPOWER & Central America Scholarship Program

If you have students from Central America who could use more funding, we have exciting news - has partnered with MPOWER Financing to create the MPOWER & Central America Scholarship Program. This scholarship will award the following to three eligible entrants:

  • One $3,000 Grand Prize Award
  • Two $1,000 Honorable Mention Awards

Along with a completed application and acknowledgements, entrants must also submit an essay that answers:

  1. How the applicant has already contributed to creating opportunity, improving the quality of life, and/or advocating for and empowering marginalized communities in his or her home country and/or within Central America
  2. How the applicant will continue to do so after his or her education is completed
  3. How the applicant’s education will directly affect his/her ability to affect these goals

Please feel free to pass along this scholarship opportunity to students you think may be interested in applying before the January 31st deadline.


Upcoming Conferences

Conference Dates Location
NAFSA Region VII Nov. 17-20 Orlando, FL
ICEF Miami Dec. 9-11 Miami, FL
224 First Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266

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