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International Student Loans: What to Know

Posted on September 9th, 2020 by Luke Clausen

As an international student, finding the funding for your education will be one of the first steps you’ll need to take. College is expensive, and not many people are able to pay the tuition entirely upfront and on their own. There are a variety of financial aid options available to students who are committed and […]

TVC: Life After Lockdown Now Open for Submissions

Posted on September 4th, 2020 by Connor Blay

You’ve heard about it, you’ve had time to plan for it and now it’s finally here! Our 15th annual Travel Video Contest arrived on your screens earlier this week after some careful thought and consideration from our team. Truthfully, with the current state of the pandemic making it so difficult for international students to make […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted on May 5th, 2020 by Connor Blay

Created in 1949 by the Mental Health America organization, Mental Health Awareness Month is a time to recognize issues surrounding mental health worldwide. According to this organization, 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. Among international students, studies from recent years show that mental illness is even more common. As […]

Happy Earth Day 2020!

Posted on April 22nd, 2020 by Luke Clausen

Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd to remind us of the environmental issues that face the world we live in. The holiday was officially created when a US Senator named Gaylord Nelson witnessed an oil spill in 1970 and decided that he wanted to create awareness for environmental issues. That makes this […]

3 Things International Students Should Do During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Posted on April 3rd, 2020 by Connor Blay

Wherever you are from and whatever age you may be, there is no doubt that you know about Coronavirus (COVID-19). For the first time in a very long time, people all around the world are facing the same issue. We understand that it may seem overwhelming, but there are a number of different actions you […]

Facebook Live: Ayan’s International Student Loan Journey

Posted on February 26th, 2020 by Connor Blay

In order to start your journey as an international student, you will first need to make sure you have adequate funding. There is a large amount of funding available to international students like grants and scholarship opportunities, but more often than not, these will not cover the full cost of tuition & fees. Because of […]

Getting a Student Loan Without a Cosigner

Posted on January 24th, 2020 by Connor Blay

If you’ve started the search for financial aid, you know that most loans for international students will require a cosigner. The added stress of finding a cosigner is a lot to bear for international students like you who already have a lot to do before making the trip abroad. Thankfully, there are loans that don’t […]

International Student Loans for Students in Canada and the US

Posted on August 16th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

Have you researched all the funding options available to you as an international student and still need additional financing? Your next option might be an International Student Loan. Many international students don’t realize that loans are even available for them, but we’re happy to provide helpful information about international student loans for students in Canada […]

Facebook Live Event With MPOWER

Posted on July 24th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

Tuition fees are inevitable for international students. Although you want to exhaust your grant and scholarship opportunities, many students end up relying on loans to fund the financial gap. Finding the right loan for you can be a daunting task, but InternationalStudent.com has teamed up with a lending expert to talk about some common loan […]

Mariana Studying in Canada Part II

Posted on February 8th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

Below is the second blog update by Mariana Barbosa, InternationalStudent.com’s 2018 Travel Video Contest winner. Mariana is now studying Canada. You can track her journey by checking our blog throughout the year.  I admire anyone who can go ice skating. I tried and didn’t succeed, for now.  It was fun though. Maybe with a lot of […]


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