As the year 2013 comes to a close, we take a look back at our most popular articles and what made major ISV Magazine news!
Studying Abroad in Costa Rica
Our friend Paige blogged from Costa Rica! We were with her every step of the way when she studied abroad for the first time.
From what she packed to survive, to the tearful goodbye, you can read all about Paige’s journey by clicking here.
Finding Courage to Study in the United States
Nandar from Burma, also known as Myanmar, speaks out for the first time about the civil war in her home country and how a single snake began her journey to study in the United States. Read her inspiring story here.
Nandar later shared her thoughts about how her home country can move forward for a better future:
Love Conquers All!
Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays! In 2013, we featured four couples who showed us love conquers all! We reached out to our readers to see who was dating someone from a different country and we found these inspiring stories.
I am a Prisoner of Your Love, Jia-Haw Chiem (Malaysia) and Monrada Yamkasikorn (Thailand)
Mariya Sultanova (Kazakhstan) and Yurian Rodriguez (Cuba)
Xiao Lu (China) and Brad Rosen (United States)
Miguelangel Diaz (Venezuela) and Yi Ting (Taiwan)
ISV Magazine Scholarship Winners
Students had to write an essay answering the following question: “How will studying in another country help you achieve your career goal(s)?”
Read her winning essay here!
Students had to answer the following questions:
1. What do you consider to be the biggest challenge international students face while studying in the United States?
2. How will this scholarship help you achieve your long term goal(s)?
Read her winning essay here!
Volunteering as ISV Ambassadors
International Education Week-Oklahoma State University Jahaziel Hiriart
We wanted to be a little bit more Canadian, so we shared the top seven ways to celebrate this holiday. Learn more about the holiday, the history of Canada, and some things the country is most famous for! Click here.
Did you know we have International Student Voice Magazine Canada? Yes, it’s true!
Visit our Canadian website at www.isvmag.ca
Thanks to you, we were voted “Favorite Student Website” for the INTO Web Awards!
We grabbed 43% of the votes! Thank you so much!
International Student News
Some highlights included:
National & International News
We also covered national and international news as it related to international students. Major headlines included:
We shared a variety of immigration resources, from different types of visas and different paths to U.S. citizenship:
Bragging about International Students
We featured international students who are doing amazing things!
We had several interns who wrote amazing articles for International Student Voice Magazine. Our current intern is Rustam Niyazov, check out his latest articles!