Last year at this time there were messages abound on the fresh start in the new year, and the discussion of many constants like conferences and travel; through each of these exchanges 2020 had a good laugh as it prepared the curveballs ahead. We might all be a bit more familiar with Zoom, patchy Wi-Fi and carrying around a mask, but also with appreciation, patience, and flexibility. Before the new year begins, we hope you enjoy everything December brings, and like us, look forward to a promising, exciting journey ahead.

Enjoy the newsletter, and have a wonderful holiday season!

Bryanna Davis
On behalf of the Team

December 2020


International Education in 2020: A Year End Reflection

Join our webinar on December 16th at 2pm EST as we take a look back. is honored to host a discussion by these distinguished panelists:

  • Jessica Guiver: Director, International Undergraduate Admissions at The University of Texas at San Antonio and Study Texas Chair
  • Doug Langhans: Senior Admissions Advisor at SUNY Cortland and Study New York Chair
  • Dan Rodkin: Associate Vice President, Student Affairs at Santa Fe College and Study Florida Past Chair
  • Anna Bradford: International Admissions Counselor at the University of Illinois Springfield and Study Illinois Chair

We will reflect on 2020 as we explore their thoughts around what the past 12 months have brought including challenges, trends, and new-found solutions within the world of international education.


TVC: Life After Lockdown Winners Announced

Each year we have the incredible honor of hosting our Travel Video Contest in which we hear stories from students around the globe. Like years past, this year after careful consideration of the 117 entries, our judges have selected the winners. If you missed the announcement of our 15th annual Travel Video Contest winners during International Education Week, we’re excited to share with you who the winners are. Congratulations to:

We’re confident that all of our winners have great things in store for them, and we can’t wait to see what wonderful international education dreams they fulfill in the future.


Our Contest Winner's Update

Do you or your students enjoy following our Travel Video Contest winners each year as they keep us updated through our International Student blog? If so, you're in luck since our Grand Prize Winner, Fiqah Rahman, has made her first post! Read about the moment she found out she won and what her plans are for the next year. We are thrilled to share Fiqah’s international education journey with you now and throughout 2021.


Expanding our Social Media Presence

We are thrilled to announce that is now on Linkedin! We will be providing recruitment tips and recommendations, access to our educational webinars and sharing special discounts on our packages throughout the year. We are excited to connect with our current partners and to gain personal connections with many other educators across the globe. Please consider following International Student on Linkedin to stay updated with the exciting ideas and events we have planned for the year to come.


Webinar: Using Facebook Live as a Supplement in your Recruitment Strategy

If you’re exploring the idea of using Facebook Live events in your recruitment strategy or communication plan, check out our January webinar. If you haven’t already, reserve your spot to join us January 27th at 3pm EST as we dive into what you need to know prior, and tips to make it a success.


Making New Year’s Eve Virtually Outstanding

We’re all familiar with the NYE Times Square Ball Drop, but did you know that your hope for the new year can actually attend the celebration- even as you celebrate from miles away? Submit your wish, hope, or goal online to the official Times Square site and it will be added to one of the many pieces of confetti that drops at midnight. No matter where in the world you are, to be a part of the NYE wishing wall submit by December 28th.