Archive for December, 2011

Chinese Students in Iowa

Monday, December 26th, 2011

John Wayne, corn and a growing number of Chinese international students; what do these three things have in common? They all have ties to Iowa. Iowa has not been left out of states with a rising number of Chinese students in the US. The growing number of undergraduate Chinese students in Iowa lead to an enrollment [...]

 

Venice Carnevale

Monday, December 19th, 2011

If you are looking for a getaway in February to get yourself out of your mid-winter slump, the Venice Carnevale might just be the upbeat event you have been needing. This annual tradition brings back Venetian culture from centuries ago. In the 18th century visitors from all parts of Europe would join in on the [...]

 

Winter Break Trip Insurance

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

It’s winter and the school semester is almost over! During this winter break if you are not returning home, why not take a trip abroad and experience the season in another country? Whether you are going to the famous Christmas Market in Germany, going skiing in the Swiss Alps or flying to the other side [...]

 

Student Health Insurance for Florida International University

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Every year, international students flock to Florida International University (FIU) to begin their studies in the United States. FIU has the second highest number of foreign students in the state of Florida with 2,677 students, a 4% increase over last year’s figures. And, who can blame them? Located in Miami, Florida International University hosts a [...]

 

Greece Visa Requirements

Monday, December 12th, 2011

With so much history, art and inspiration seeping from every inch, who wouldn’t want to study abroad in Greece? Not only does it have ancient relics such as the Parthenon, but it has a variety of natural scenery that pleases beach goers and mountain lovers alike. As with any trip, there is a lot of [...]

 

Nepal Travel Warning Removed

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

The US Department of State has lifted the travel warning for Nepal due to the improved conditions in the country. After political parties reached an agreement, the political climate is now stabilizing and the threat to visitors has greatly reduced. Over the last year, the U.S. Department of State has monitored the country’s conditions and [...]

 

Current Travel Warnings

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

As we head into the holiday season, many of us decide to travel overseas. As you decide where to go, the US Department of State lists the current travel warnings that are relevant to international travelers. As a student or family going abroad, it is important to stay up to date with current events to [...]

 

US Destinations for International Students

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Get it while it’s hot…but not too hot. With modernization there are many benefits, but there are sometimes adverse effects such as global warming. If you are considering studying abroad in the United States there is no better time than now. Some of our top natural attractions are having their existence threatened, meaning they might [...]

 

Avoiding Travel Stress during the Winter Holiday Season

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

It’s already December and many students will have the winner holiday break coming up soon. If you are planning on traveling this season keep in mind that you are not alone, whether you are celebrating the holidays or New Year. Couple this with possible inclement weather such as snow storms and you can imagine that [...]