Chinese Students Recruited by US Universities – Online Fair March 12, 2011

January 25th, 2011 by IEFA

Students from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong are in very high demand at US colleges and universities, leading Hobsons to host a virtual student fair specifically for these students.  If you are from one of these countries, register now for the Greater China Virtual Student Fair to be held March 12, 2011.  At the fair, you will be able to video conference or chat live with admissions representatives from over 60 schools; download school information; and learn about the admissions process from schools you may be interested in.  Best of all, its free, and you can do all of this from home, or from anywhere that you have an internet connection.

Register today, and put March 12 on your calendar – all attendees are entered to win $5,000 in prizes!

Ramapo College of New Jersey Offers Full Scholarships to International Students

January 19th, 2011 by IEFA

Ramapo College of New Jersey is a public, liberal arts college, founded in 1969 and rated by Kiplingers in 2010 as one of the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges.”  With 5,660 students, including several hundred international students, Ramapo offers degrees in the arts, business, the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences, as well as in professional studies programs such as nursing, social work and Teacher Education.

Scholarships available to international students include the Presidential Scholarship and the Provost Scholarship:

Presidential Scholarship (Full tuition waiver for four years): To be considered for the Presidential Scholarship, an international student must be in the top 10 percent of their high school class with SAT scores of at least 1300 in Critical Reading and Mathematics.    For more information, visit: Presidential

Provost Scholarship ($10,000 per year for four years):  To be considered for the Provost Scholarship, an international student must be in the top 10 percent of their high school class with SAT scores of at least 1230 in Critical Reading and Mathematics.  For more information, visit: Provost

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Indonesian Students Recruited by US Universities – March 5th Student Fair

January 11th, 2011 by IEFA

Participate in (free) virtual fair to win $5,000 in prizes!  Student fair March 5th – enroll today.

Hobsons is taking student recruitment to the next level, as they roll out their virtual student fairs.  With the Hobsons virtual fairs, students can log into the virtual fair from their home or anywhere they have an internet connection.  Once logged in, they can talk directly with admissions representatives from dozens of US colleges, they can download information on the colleges they are interested in, they can view videos, take a campus tour and talk with other students – basically all of the things, and more, that you can do at a live student fair.

In addition, every student that registers and attends the fair that day can win prizes!  Hobsons will award $5,000 in prizes to students that attend the fair that day.

The March 5th fair is open to students from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

Register today – its free!

International Student Loans Available

January 6th, 2011 by IEFA

Student loans are available for international students studying at approved schools in the United States and Canada.  There are multiple loan programs available – today we will highlight the main two. International students are not eligible for US federal loans, for which you need to be a US citizen or permanent resident. However, the following two private loan programs are an excellent resource for non-US citizens: – International Student Loan is the main online resource for school loans for international students, and has been for years. Currently, International Student Loan offers loans up to the total cost of education, as determined by your school, minus any other aid received. These loans are school certified (as all student loans are now), meaning your school financial aid office must certify the final amount of the loan to ensure that you are not borrowing more than you need. And the kicker – the school determines how much you need, based on their total cost of education minus any other aid you receive.  The approved school list is quite long, meaning most US schools are approved for loans. With this loan program, interest payments are required while you are in school, with full repayment beginning 6 months after separation from school.

Find an international students loan in usa at – is the primary portal site for international education, and on its loan page it features a loan comparison tool with multiple lenders.  The school list is even longer, and you can find loans on the comparison tool that do not require any interest repayment while in school.

Check them both to figure out which is the best financing option for you.

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World Press Institute Scholarship – For Experienced Working Non-US Journalists

January 5th, 2011 by IEFA

The World Press Institute in St. Paul Minnesota offers 10 significant awards for non-US journalists. The fellowship provides immersion into the governance, politics, business, media, journalistic ethics and culture of the United States for experienced international journalists, through a demanding schedule of study, travel and interviews throughout the country.

To be eligible to apply you must meet the following criteria:

• You must have at least five (5) years full-time employment in print, broadcast, or online journalism.

• You must be currently employed as a non U.S. journalist working outside of the United States.

• You must be fluent in both written and spoken English.

• You must exhibit potential for leadership

If you meet the criteria above and would like to find out more, visit the World Press Institute profile page on International Scholarships:

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