Insurance Best Practices, Rebrand, Fake News on Facebook, Group Insurance for 2017
Issue #65 - February 2017
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International Education News

Who thought we’d all be talking about fake news and alternative facts? Not us, but this month we are - read the blurb below for the latest efforts from Facebook to combat this confounding trend. We also have two insurance related items below, since February marks the time when many schools are planning their international student insurance for the coming academic year. First we offer our excellent group insurance plans for your consideration, and second we offer a (sales-free) best practices guide that walks schools, large and small, through the process of selecting and managing their international student insurance. We’re also happy to introduce a few new faces, and introduce a rebrand involving our flagship site,

Enjoy the newsletter!

Keith Clausen
For the Envisage International Team

Group Insurance in 2017

Now that the dust has settled on the start of the new school year, it’s a great time to explore your insurance options for 2017/2018. In addition to our comprehensive line of individual products, International Student Insurance has a number of excellent group insurance options for your students, including standard group plans and tailor-made group solutions. All of our plans also come with access to our market-leading, custom-built online enrollment management system, with instant document creation, student zone and access to our unique video resources.

To learn more and to obtain a proposal, please contact us or visit our website for more details:

Group Plans | Group Email Enquiry

Best Practices - Selecting and Managing International Student Health Insurance

We recognize that choosing and managing insurance for your international students can be a complicated job. We also recognize that there are a lot of variables as you put your plan in place - like should you offer a group plan or individual plans, should it be an ACA plan, should you allow students to waive out of it, which carriers should you consider, how important is the network, etc. - the list goes on and on. Finally, we recognize that we do not offer the best solution for every school and every student - there are many carriers and brokers to consider, and most of them do an excellent job. In short, we want you to do what’s best for your school, regardless of whether that involves us or not. To that end, we have written a comprehensive guide covering everything you need to know about selecting and managing international student health insurance - purely informational, without any sales angle - we want you to get it right:

Best Practices Guide >>

Rebrand to

Over the next few months, we will be transitioning our marketing and advertising business from our corporate brand, Envisage International, over to Why you ask? is by far our strongest brand and one of the most recognizable sites in international education. As the go-to resource for students that want to study internationally, reaches about 700,000 visitors each month and generates thousands of leads for our school partners. School partners (like Mississippi State, Felician University and Tidewater Community College) and business partners alike (like CORT Furniture and CampusSims) benefit tremendously from their exposure on this flagship site. With a home on, partners get a lot of traffic from the site alone, and then we can add to that through our monthly newsletters, in our blogs, through email marketing and on our social media channels.

We are excited about the transition and will announce more later this spring. To us, it only makes sense to focus on our strongest brand and bring those benefits to our partners. So look for at NAFSA and other conferences this year. You can see how we can market your school or business in the advertising section on

Fake News on Facebook in 2017

As you’re scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed it catches your eye: that shocking article that makes your mouth drop. If you’ve clicked on these articles in the past you might have quickly realized what you had just done. Fake news on Facebook has become the norm and up until the recent US presidential elections, many have simply scrolled right by that fact. Get more information on this topic and what Facebook has in store to battle fake news in 2017.


Meet Our New Team Members

Ramez Stephan Ramez Stephan, Sales and Marketing Coordinator - Ramez joined the team in 2017. Living in Germany and originally from Jordan, he is all about the intercultural experience. Having his bachelor degree in Business and working experience with students, Ramez and EIC share the same passions. Ramez works from our office in Leipzig, Germany.
Connor Smith Connor Smith, Marketing Coordinator - Connor joined the Marketing and Advertising team in late 2016 as an intern, and is now joining us on a full time basis. He is originally from Jupiter, Florida and a recent graduate of the University of North Florida. He has also had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe, China, Australia and New Zealand, cementing his desire to work in an international setting. He works in our headquarters in Neptune Beach, Florida.
Alejandra Ramirez Gomez Alejandra Ramirez Gomez, Marketing Coordinator - Originally from and currently residing in Mexico, she came to EIC in 2016 driven by her interest in international customer service. Her background includes teaching English as a second language, graphic design for advertising and education, photography and translation services. Alejandra works in our office in Mexico City.

Conferences & Events

  • February 19-22: AIEA, Washington, D.C.
  • February 23-24: FAIE, St. Petersburg, FL
  • March 20-22: LeadsCon, Las Vegas, NV
  • March 25-27: WETM/IAPA, Munich, Germany
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