I know many of you don’t set foot in a classroom - but you are a savvy educator. During my decade in international education I’ve talked to countless international education professionals and this insight always comes across. You’re savvy in the way you explore new ways to meet your recruitment goals, savvy in finding helpful resources for your international students, and savvy in your embrace of technology and new ways of reaching students. Juggling duties, chasing efficiency and fighting for budget, you have no choice. Through it all you still keep your eye on the goal of helping students - even during a pandemic. For more than 20 years InternationalStudent.com has been arming international ed professionals like you to meet that goal. I’m delighted to have this space to share tools and resources with you, and I look forward to bringing you our best each month.

Bryanna Davis
On behalf of the InternationalStudent.com Team

August 2020


Using Social Media for International Student Recruitment

Your institution is on social media, but are your efforts worth the investment? Having a social media presence that complements your institution’s communication efforts and broadens your reach can be impactful. However, you’ll want to be sure that you are using social media channels in a way that produces results. To help you get started we’ve created a social media and recruitment guide that will help you optimize your institution’s use of social media. There you will find best practices, ways to engage with students, tips on using paid advertising on Facebook, and insight on exploring the data you have to make a successful social media plan. Take a look at our guide to get started.


TVC: Life After Lockdown

We are pleased to announce that our annual Travel Video Contest will be making its return on September 1st! However, given the current global landscape with the pandemic, this year we have a special edition contest - TVC: Life After Lockdown. Not only has the theme changed, but we are also allowing cultural exchange participants to join students in entering. Contestants will be asked to tell us about one or both of the following:

  1. How COVID-19 has impacted their international education or cultural exchange experience abroad
  2. Their ideal international education or cultural exchange after Covid-19

Stay tuned for more details on our Travel Video Contest's 15th year!


Three Reasons to Create an Account

Every college and university in the United States that accepts international students has a free profile page on InternationalStudent.com. Students from around the world use our school search to find a school they want to attend- and yours is included in their exploration. Here are just three benefits to creating a free account and claiming your profile:

Access to Free Leads

When you have an account, all leads submitted on your school’s profile are sent in real time to the email address you’ve provided.

Dashboard Management

Having access to the dashboard means you can manage your school’s leads and even export all historical data.

Profile Editor Capability

If your profile is showing out-of-date information that needs updating, you don’t have to go through us. With an InternationalStudent.com account, you can use the profile editor to make changes at any time.

Register for your InternationalStudent.com administrator account or contact us for help.


Loan Comparison Tool for Your International Students

Do you have students who are in search of a student loan for the fall semester? With our ‘Find My Student Loan’ comparison tool, students only need to provide basic information including their:

  • Citizenship
  • Degree Level
  • Graduation Date
  • Cosigner status
  • School

Based on their information our tool will provide a list of available lenders that works with international students at the school they’ve chosen. Students can save time by comparing the available options in one place. Feel free to share the link below with your students in need of lender options.


Let's Meet at ICEF Virtual Americas

We might not be able to travel and meet in person, but ICEF is making it possible to still connect and we couldn’t be more excited. Next week InternationalStudent.com is attending the ICEF Virtual Americas event, if you’re also attending and would like to learn more about how we can help you meet your recruitment goals, send us a meeting request through the ICEF meeting tool. See you at ICEF!


Interestingly Enough

With many of us working and communicating remotely, Zoom has become a household name. You likely have the basics down and might even know how to add a virtual background, but this blog from Zoom can help you take your Zoom time to the next level. Just a couple of our favorites tips- space bar unmuting and the video “touch-up” feature.