The 2014 InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest Winner

November 24th, 2014 by Jonathan Frankel

Congrats DanielleIn September we announced that InternationalStudent.com was hosting their ninth annual Travel Video Contest. The contest was open to anyone age 18 and older who is enrolled or plans on being enrolled in a college or university outside their home country. If you’re wondering who walked away with the winning titles last week- we have the answer and are pleased to announce the Travel Video Contest Winner!

The $4,000 grand prize winner was Danielle Boxill for her video “My Illustrated Life.”
Danielle grew up Trinidad and it was there that she discovered her love for animation. Wanting to pursue animation as a career- she first wants to start by obtaining an accredited animation degree. Studying in the US will be her chance to start her dream. Watch “My Illustrated Life” and watch Danielle’s story unfold. Danielle will also be blogging about her studies in the US through her very own blog. Visit her blog on InternationalStudent.com to hear (and maybe watch) more of her stories come to life.

The second place winner ($500) was Anh Nguyen for his video “Revisiting Homeland Vietnam.”
After visiting his homeland of Vietnam Anh realized that along with the vast beauty, there is also vast poverty- and he was inspired to make a difference. Watch Anh’s video and see how he plans to take action within Vietnam.

The third place winner ($250) was Drew Thomas for his video “Hollywood of the North.”
Drew has a love (and talent) for visual effects. He wants to take his talent to the next level by attending CG Masters School of 3D Animation & VFX- but needed some financial help. Watch his video and see just how talented he is and why the InternationalStudent.com judges thought he deserved the third place title!

Next year InternationalStudent.com will host their tenth annual Travel Video Contest and you won’t want to miss out! Check back September 2015 for your chance to enter the contest!


FISITA Travel Bursary

November 7th, 2014 by Jonathan Frankel

automotive engineering 465146169FISITA Travel Bursary

Deadline March 31st

The FISITA Travel Bursary is helping international students from around the world to pursue engineering through the automotive industry. Just to name a few examples, they have “enabled Korean students to work for General Motors in Michigan, USA, helped Australian students fund placements at Robert Bosch GmbH in Germany; supported Polish students studying at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia; helped students from India to carry out research at Automotive Institute of HAN University, The Netherlands and contributed funding for UK students to study at Manipal Institute of Technology in India.”

Numerous €2000 scholarships twice a year will be awarded through the FISITA Travel Bursary to help students with costs associated with international internships, exchange programs or work placements.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be studying engineering at an undergraduate or postgraduate level at a recognized college or university.
  2. Have arranged an industry or research placement in an automotive company or organization overseas.
  3. Be a member of the FISITA membership society.

Individuals who apply for the FISITA Travel Bursary will want to ensure they review the checklist and terms and conditions, then complete the application form to be reviewed by the program judges.

FISITA is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving automotive transportation since being founded in 1948.

If you would like more information on this scholarship and how to apply you can visit here.