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 »

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

Man standing next to the worldTime – 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.

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