International Education News
We’re settling back into the summer swing, now that the annual rite of
passage known as the NAFSA Conference is behind us. What a week it was! We
loved seeing so many of you at our reception on Monday night, at our booths
throughout the week and at our session called
Stigma: Mental Health Awareness for International Students and
Scholars. Simultaneously exhausting and energizing, the week in Los
Angeles did not disappoint, and we’ve got a lot of follow-up in
process. But we’re recovered and moving on to other things, like our
new partnership with RAINN to develop sexual assault training for schools to
use with their international students (for free), the launch of our U.S.
Healthcare Video in Spanish and the completion of the rebrand of our leads
and marketing business.
Enjoy the newsletter!
We’ve Partnered With RAINN
We are excited to announce that International Student Insurance has
partnered with RAINN to help further awareness and understanding of sexual
assault among international students. The new partnership will initially
focus on a training program for international students, that international
educators can implement as part of their orientation. The turn-key training
package will be provided at no cost and include all the materials needed,
including presentation, video content and flyers. The new training program
will be available for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.
further information on the partnership, please see
press release for full details.
US Healthcare Video - Now In Spanish!
Our US Healthcare Video has been a widely-used resource at colleges and
universities throughout the US, including at orientations and on numerous
websites. This video details how international students can prepare for
their arrival in the US, how the US healthcare system works and how students
should seek medical care if they become sick or injured. We are excited to
announce that this video is now fully available in Spanish.
Healthcare Video in Spanish.
Are You Familiar With Our Rebrand?
While Envisage International will remain on our office door and our
paychecks, we have completed the rebrand of our leads and marketing business
from Envisage International to InternationalStudent.com. For those that
visited us at NAFSA, you saw our new booth that featured the new look and
feel. With over 8 million visitors annually to InternationalStudent.com, we
look forward to continuing to serve our current partners and bringing on new
ones under our strongest brand and flagship website.
about our transition in the
The Rise of Containerization
2017 seems like the year of containers, everyone is jumping on the bandwagon
from Amazon to IBM Z. What’s the big deal, you ask? Containers are the
latest method for virtualizing software into small, efficient packages that
network together. By using multiple containers for a service, we gain the
ability to scale our online presence to meet any demand. We can also deploy
containers across multiple hosting providers, across different geographical
zones and recreate the entire “stack” locally on our developer’s
more, if you dare.