Of course InternationalStudentLoan.com is best known for helping international students discover and compare loans to fund their education abroad.
However we are also part of a larger network including IEFA.org, InternationalScholarships.com and InternationalStudent.com
And that’s why today we’re sharing a great opportunity for Central American Students interested in or already studying at an approved school in the USA or Canada – the Central American Scholarship Program by InternationalStudent.com and MPOWER.
Learn more about the opportunity over at IEFA.org
The decision to study overseas is a great one. It will expand your horizons and open up potential career opportunities. It’s also going to be a lot of fun, but you already know all this, right?
What you may not know is how exactly to get the funding you need to study in another country. It’s a tricky situation, as it’s not always possible to get a loan in the U.S. for a university outside the country. There are, however, a few options to look into that can help make studying overseas possible. Some are easier than others, but all of them might be useful as you plan your studies.
Work Through Your University
The first thing to do is to decide what your plan is for studying overseas. If you’re looking for a shorter time abroad — typically a year or less — check with your university to see what study abroad programs are available. This way you can continue using whatever funding you have available, such as loans or scholarships.
Study abroad programs are typically geared for short stays in the country while providing lots of support to students. However, it might be not as immersive as you’d like. If you’re thinking of studying for a longer time, you’ll probably have to apply to a university outside of your current school.
Before doing that, though, it’s still worth checking in with your current school’s finance department. They might not be able to help, but they could know of some ways to obtain the funding you need. Read the rest of this entry »
Are you looking to get free money for school? If so, then you do not want to miss our Google Hangout today at 2:00 pm EST where we will walk you through the 8 steps to write a killer scholarship essay. Most scholarships designed for international students require that you have an essay as part of your application. This can be your make or break – giving you a chance to stick out among the other applicants.
In this Google Hangout, we will discuss: Read the rest of this entry »
That’s right, we are hosting a get together next Thursday where we will teach you how to get an international scholarship. We’ll highlight the best places to look, tips on your overall application, and how you can stand out from the crowd. Join us for our online meeting, hosted on GoToMeeting, where you can ask questions and get help from three Financial Aid Representatives.
Who: You, your friends, and your family
What: Our very first webinar on how you can get an international scholarship!
Where: Right online – space is limited so register now – full, now closed!
When: Thursday, January 30th @ 10:30 am EST
Why: Because who doesn’t like free money?
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It takes a lot to study in the US. In fact, for many international students even after they spend years studying in school, long hours preparing for entrance exams after school, and carefully preparing applications between semesters, they discover another, more difficult task: paying for it all.
Because the cost of tuition at many US colleges and universities in contingent on residency, international students by their very nature pay costly out-of-state tuition and international student fees. Though it can be expensive, the good news is that a number of resources exist to help you fund your education abroad. In addition to personal savings, for example, international student loans and scholarships are also available. Unfortunately, while international student loans are easily accessible to all (if they have a cosigner with good credit!), international scholarships can be highly competitive. After all, students are competing with peers who are just as driven as they are! Fortunately, however, there a few factors that can help you stand out from the pack and improve your chances of receiving assistance: Read the rest of this entry »