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Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 - Issue #4
Envisage International Newsletter

Welcome to the fourth edition of the Envisage International Newsletter. November was busy, as we wrapped up our NAFSA conference season, celebrated International Education Week with the announcement of our travel video contest winner and eagerly devoured the new data released with the Open Doors Report. For professionals in international education and exchange, it comes as no surprise that the number of students overseas increased yet again with record highs of 723,000 international students in the US and 271,000 US study abroad students. We hope you enjoy the newsletter, with a focus on our core business - advertising and student recruitment, international student loans, and international student insurance.

We look forward to continuing our efforts to serve students and schools around the world.

Envisage International Corporation
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What's New @ Envisage This Month?

NAFSAWe are back at the office after our extended tour of the NAFSA regional conferences. We attended, exhibited and presented at a total of 9 different regional conferences, and had the opportunity to meet many of you at our Envisage International booth, our International Student Insurance booth, in one of our many presentations or at a social event. It was great to meet so many nice NAFSAns! 

Featured School Giveaway!
Thanks to everyone who entered our NAFSA Regional drawing for your chance to win a Featured School profile on InternationalStudent.com. We want to congratulate Patricia Wells of the University of West Georgia. She is this year’s grand prize winner! 

Patricia has just gained hero status at her school, as the University of West Georgia has won twelve months as a Featured School on InternationalStudent.com! Our Featured School partners gain exposure to over 4 million international students that visit our sites each year. They will receive a Featured School profile, banner ads on the site, exposure in our International Student Newsletter (reaching over 400,000 opt-in subscribers), social media marketing and more. All this exposure will generate a year’s worth of international student leads!

Congratulations Patricia and the University of West Georgia. Welcome aboard and happy recruiting!

Partner Spotlight

National University LogoNational University has three campuses located in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Diego, and they are one of our Featured School partners. National University benefits from the exposure on InternationalStudent.com, in our International Student Newsletter, our social media marketing efforts and through direct lead generation.

In November, National University’s Featured School profile generated 48 high-quality international student leads, delivered in real time. National can use the client admin tool to login, view and download their leads as often as they would like. Take a look at their Featured School profile for more information about the programs they are offering. 

If you would like more information about how you can become a Featured School or you would like to purchase international student leads, please contact Don Sears.

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International Financial Aid

International Student Loan is pleased to announce its newly released loan comparison tool. Specifically designed to provide international students with the opportunity to compare loans and lenders, the new system streamlines the process for international students, study abroad students, and foreign enrolled students to find and apply for student loans.

Designed with the needs of students in mind, the new loan comparison tool matches students directly to lenders that offer loans to international students at their school. At the same time, with its new ease and functionality, students can compare each lender’s terms and conditions to determine which loan is right for them.

Contact Jenny Frankel for more information on the new comparison tool or to discuss the best ways to make this resource available to your students.

International Student Health Insurance
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With a new semester right around the corner, many schools are busy preparing for another international student orientation, and International Student Insurnance can help!

On request, International Student Insurance mails out brochures every year to distribute to students or to include in orientation packets. Our Student Secure plan is a market-leading international student health insurance plan, which is available in three levels to ensure that your students are properly insured while studying overseas. The plan can be purchased individually and will meet most school and governmental requirements offering comprehensive coverage.

Contact Annemarie Keller to receive your brochures in time for the 2012 school year.

What's New @ Envisage This Month?

Congratulations to Jonathan Moore and English Swaggin’! Jonathan claimed our $4,000 grand prize in our 6th annual Travel Video Contest! Jonathan won after he, along with nearly 100 other contestants, spent months of preparation, hours of filming, editing, writing and re-writing. Then we boiled that down to 12 finalists, and last week we announced the winners! Visit our Contest page now to see Jonathan’s video as well as the other finalists.

Upcoming Events
Conferences

We will also be attending a number of other events across the world - coming up in the next 3 months:

  • ICEF – Miami, Florida – December 5th – 7th
  • AIEA- Washington, DC – February 19th – 22nd, 2012
  • Study Mississippi – MAIE Conference – Oxford, MS February 23rd – 24th, 2012
  • FAIE – Boca Raton, FL – February 24th – 25th, 2012
  • Leadscon West – Las Vegas, NV -  February 28th – 29th, 2012
If you are going to be attending one of those events and would like to meet us please let us know. 
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