International Education Week Encourages Study Abroad, Special Incentives for International Students

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International student enrollments at US colleges and universities continues to decline, according to a recent report by CNN. While colleges and universities work to bring up enrollments by marketing to international students, other organizations are working equally hard to improve the appeal of studying abroad by helping international students obtain more services at lower costs.

International student enrollments at US colleges and universities continues to decline, according to a recent report by CNN [1]. While colleges and universities work to bring up enrollments by marketing to international students, other organizations are working equally hard to improve the appeal of studying abroad by helping international students obtain more services at lower costs. Ross Mason, director of InternationalStudent.com, an online international student resource site, stated, "One of the biggest obstacles to studying abroad is the sheet cost. Most international students don't anticipate the extra expenses of living abroad, from increased insurance costs to high tuition, especially in the United States, where tuition at private colleges and universities outpaces financial aid."

As a part of working to improve international enrollment and student exchange, the US State Department, the US Department of Education, and the UK Department For Education and Skills has designated November 15 - 19 to be International Education Week, encouraging schools and private organizations to promote study abroad. To coincide with these federal agencies, InternationalStudent.com is offering a variety of discounts and contests to international students as incentives to begin or continue study abroad. Incentives at InternationalStudent.com include access to scholarships and loans, free mobile phones and calling cards, special rates at foreign language schools, discounts on international student insurance, and international student tax preparation.

"By helping to reduce costs and make international student travel easier, we hope to see more well-traveled and well-educated students around the world. Few things are more important than a comprehensive education, and for students who want to understand how the world works, there's no better way than to study abroad. We hope international students everywhere are able to take advantage of International Education Week to reach out and study abroad," said Mason.

Students who would like more information about studying abroad, including special incentives for International Education Week, are encouraged to visit InternationalStudent.com online at [1 http://www.cnn.com/2004/EDUCATION/11/11/foreign.students.reut/index.html
Ross Mason is the director of InternationalStudent.com, an online international student resource site. He can be reached at [email protected] for more information.

InternationalStudent.com is a division of the Edvisors Network, a multi-national education services company offering students options for managing the entire education lifecycle, from getting into their college of choice to financing their education and beyond. The Edvisors Network is based in Quincy, Massachusetts, with offices in Quincy and London, England. Visit them on the web at http://www.EdvisorsNetwork.com for more information.

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