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Study in the UK – New Video Profiles

Posted on January 27th, 2010 by Jennifer Frankel

We have just added two new schools to our online university video profiles page for schools in the UK. If you are looking to study in the UK, our video profiles are a great way to learn more about schools in the UK. The new schools added include the University of Westminster and Swansea University […]

Ireland drops the ball attracting International Students

Posted on January 26th, 2010 by Jennifer Frankel

Foreign students represent a huge revenue source for the big players in the market. For example, the UK and Australia have an international student market that is estimated to be worth €12 billion and countries like New Zealand receives around €1.5 billion per year. Compare that with Ireland, and yearly revenue from International Students here […]

Teaching Foreign Languages Fade……. Except Chinese!

Posted on January 25th, 2010 by Jennifer Frankel

For the last 10 years in the USA there has been a marked decline in the number of public schools opting to teach a foreign language. However, contrary to this trend, there has been a rush in recent years by schools to offer Chinese – and the Chinese government has been helping out too, paying […]

New Visa Rules Threaten UK English Language Schools

Posted on January 20th, 2010 by Jennifer Frankel

English as a second language is a thriving industry in the UK, with an estimate 600,000 students traveling to the UK each year to study. More than half of these also then go on to higher education courses – and for this reason the English Language industry brings in over £1.5bn to the British economy […]

The 5 Most Common Admissions Essay Mistakes

Posted on January 15th, 2010 by Jennifer Frankel

We understand the intensity of admissions season and wanted to create a series of quick tips to help steer you in the right direction. From our point of view, here are the 5 most common admissions essay mistakes: Tonal and Narrative Balance – We have mentioned this before, but the key to effective admissions writing […]

Schools Scramble to Evacuate Students From Haiti

Posted on January 14th, 2010 by kclausen

Here at, we are horrified at the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti, and our thoughts are with the staggering number of people impacted by this disaster. Schools have been scrambling to locate and evacuate their study abroad students in Haiti.  Lynn University and the University of Florida, among others, have been working […]

Attacks on International Students in Australia

Posted on January 13th, 2010 by Jennifer Frankel

As we reported in our January issue of the International Student News, there has been a recent spate of attacks against international students in Australia, and most notably on students who are studying there from India. The problems have been grumbling for a while and came to a head earlier this month when accounting graduate […]

iPhone App – Now Available

Posted on January 13th, 2010 by Jennifer Frankel

At the end of 2009, there were nearly 34 million iPhones that had been sold around the world and without question it is the number 1 mobile device available on the market at this time. If you are lucky enough to have an iPhone, has just launched its first iPhone App and its totally […]

Welcome to our New Student Bloggers

Posted on January 6th, 2010 by Jennifer Frankel

Now that the dust has finally settled on another holiday period, we would like to formally introduce our two new student bloggers into the International Student family. Regular visitors to our site will have already met and know about our new bloggers as they were both winners in our 2009 travel video contest, one actually […]

International Student News – Issue 131

Posted on January 6th, 2010 by Jennifer Frankel

The latest edition of the International Student News have been sent and should be currently sitting in your inbox if you are a current subscriber. This month we have lots of articles and items to help you kick start 2010 – including: Save on your Student Insurance plan Welcoming our New Student Bloggers International Student […]

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