Travel Video Contest
September 25th, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

Back by popular demand, the International Student’s Travel Video Contest is giving you the one more reason to hit the road. The 7th annual travel video contest is going to be bigger and better than ever!

Some things have not changed; like in years past, there is only one way to enter: a short movie of your own creation telling the judges why you want to go abroad. It is just that easy! Of course those who are still at home, dreaming to go abroad, can describe that trip. Those who are already, though, are of course eligible as well. Read the rest of this entry »


Repayment for International Student Loans
September 24th, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

So much of life is made up of the choices you make and loan repayment is no different. Knowledge is power and the more you know about these choices the better prepared you will be to fulfill you loan obligations. While your international student loan’s specific terms may be determined by the type loan you select, in general there are three main loan repayment options available to international students. After all, though the differences among these three options can be complicated, misunderstanding them can nevertheless complicate the life of the even the best-prepared international student or scholar. Broadly speaking, loan repayment terms vary in response to three different factors: Read the rest of this entry »


International Students Loans Still Available
September 14th, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

Time – when you need it, it passes quickly. It may seem that that great Memorial Day barbeque was just last week, but in fact Labor Day is already retreating in the rearview mirror – and with it is the last traces of summer. As Fall picks up steam, of course, so too are the demands of a new academic year.

As hectic as things can be for the average student, though, consider the plight of the international student. Meeting with an academic advisor, registering for classes, finalizing a schedule, attending orientation, buying textbooks, and preparing for the first day of class is hard enough without the added stress that comes from adjusting to a new country and culture. As a result, plenty can fall through the cracks. Read the rest of this entry »


US Loans for Chinese Students
September 7th, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

The United States is one of the top destinations for Chinese students, but depending on the length of their program, the costs can certainly add up. According to the Open Doors Report, the US hosted nearly 158,000 students from China – all faced with expenses from tuition, room and board, travel and transportation, school fees, entertainment, etc. Take for example, the University of Washington. The tuition for an international student was $28,059 – which was three times the cost of a local Washington resident. Read the rest of this entry »