Author Archives: Jennifer Frankel

About Jennifer Frankel

Jennifer is the Director of Financial Services at Envisage International. Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Florida where she holds a Masters in International Business and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. She has lived and worked abroad in Chile, Costa Rica and London, and traveled extensively in South America, Europe and Asia.

Top 10 International Education Predictions for 2017

ACA Is Here To Stay (in substance, at least) With the relentless drumbeat from President-Elect Trump to repeal the Affordable Care Act throughout our election season, and the newly-formed Republican-controlled Congress already putting in place a plan to repeal the … Continue reading

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Title IX – Making News but Confusion Still At Hand

Sexual assault has been increasingly discussed on campuses across the United States, as repeat issues of sexual violence continue and schools try to find the best way to comply with Title IX. In fact, when polling schools at the many … Continue reading

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Brazil Recession: The Impact on International Education

This year Brazil fell into a deep recession as the numbers continued to show more and more unfavorable evidence that the light at the end of the economic tunnel was dimming. As indicators continued to confirm that Brazil was in … Continue reading

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A Look At The Open Doors Report – What the Numbers Reveal

Though some may have doubted it, the data proves otherwise: the United States is still the number 1 place for students studying abroad. Late last month, the Institute of International Education released findings which show no signs of a slowdown … Continue reading

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Helping International Students Budget for College

One of the biggest challenges any student faces when they go off to college is creating and sticking to a budget. Now, to that add currency fluctuations, unknown living costs, unforeseen circumstances with little support in the host country, and … Continue reading

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New NAFSA Data Reveals International Student, Advisor Disconnect

Thanks to new survey data that made its debut at the recent NAFSA conference there was something more concrete for the assembled academics to talk about than usual. The new data gave clear form to the motivations behind international student … Continue reading

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Optional Practical Training (OPT) Tightening?

Breaking News: Last Friday, March 7, 2014, the U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) produced a report listing five recommended actions “to better ensure DSOs’ and students’ compliance with OPT requirements, and strengthen efforts to identify and assess potential risks in … Continue reading

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Tax Information for International Students and Scholars

All international students and scholars (F1 and J1 visa holders), as well as their dependents (F2 and J2 visa holders), are required to file their taxes with the U.S. federal government, no matter whether they’ve earned income during the tax … Continue reading

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A Look at International Financial Aid for 2014

With the start of the new year, you may be wondering what’s in stored for us when it comes to international financial aid for 2014. We asked ourselves the same question. Tuition Taking a look back at 2013 and beyond, … Continue reading

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Home Government Scholarships and It’s Impact on a Long-Term International Student Strategy

Home government scholarships are changing our international student demographics as we visibly saw in last month’s Open Doors Report. If you take the main driver away – China, who is the #1 sender of students to the US (with a … Continue reading

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