PARTNER Newsletter

As of late, each morning brings with it new developments around the impact of COVID-19; communication has stayed fluid as organizations are providing updates as it relates to their area of expertise, and institutes are evaluating and implementing processes as necessary. Through each new turn during this difficult time we send our best thoughts your way and will continue to work hard for you and the world of international education. We hope you stay healthy and positive through it all.

The Team

March Edition - Issue #41


Central America Scholarship Program Winners

Since November, and MPOWER were looking for three deserving students to receive scholarships through our Central America Scholarship Program. We are thrilled to announce that we’ve named the recipients.

Congratulations to:

  • Natalie Fahasen Paetau (Guatemala), $3,000 Grand Winner
  • Reynaldo Pena (El Salvador), $1,000 Honorable Mention Winner
  • Cindy Marin (Nicaragua), $1,000 Honorable Mention Winner

It is our honor to be awarding such hard-working students and we are excited to see what else they will accomplish in the future. If you would like to know more about our winners, follow the link below.


Tax Form 8843 Online Wizard Assistance

As you likely already know, all international students studying in the US and their dependents are required to complete and mail in IRS Tax Form 8843 prior to the April 15th deadline. If you know of any students who need assistance with this form, please feel free to direct them to our Tax Form 8843 Online Wizard.

The Form 8843 Wizard will prompt the student to answer a few tax-related questions then will populate the form for them without saving any of their personal information. The process can be completed in just a few minutes all the students will have to do is mail their form into the IRS.


Welcome Aboard New Partners! is always excited to start new partnerships with schools that are seeking to optimize international student recruitment. This month, we want to give a warm welcome to two new partners: University of Mount Union and Atlantis University!

We look forward to working with both partners to help them reach their international student recruiting goals!


School the World Update

The 2020 EIC School the World team has returned from Guatemala! The EIC crew joined team members from International Medical Group, International Citizens Group and Flywire to accomplish building the new classroom and playgrounds, which were custom designed and hand-painted with help from all of the children. We are thrilled with the new classroom and playground that was left behind in the beautiful community of Sector Castro!

The entire team was graciously welcomed into the homes of community members of Sector Castro, where they received hands-on experience helping out with daily household chores and an inside look at the culture of the community. They also had the opportunity to teach in the classroom, laugh and play games with the children.

Ashley Zahradnick was part of the 2020 EIC School the World team and couldn’t be more excited for future initiatives.

"What an amazing experience it has been participating in this effort to provide children with access to quality education. We are so excited to see the children grow and learn for all the years to come. Our team cannot wait to return to Guatemala again next year. Thank you for your support."
- Ashley Zahradnick

You can read more about each day of their journey on Facebook. If you would like to participate in a School the World program, learn more about their corporate opportunities.


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NAFSA Annual Conference May 24 St. Louis, MO