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Extreme Sports: what are they and does my insurance plan cover them?

May 16th, 2019 by Leah Hammond

Do you enjoy the adrenaline of jumping from an airplane, with just a parachute attached to your back? What about the feeling of zip lining from tree to tree with the views of the jungle surrounding you? If you like to live life on the edge, then extreme sports are for you. Extreme sports are all about exhilaration, thrill, and the element of danger and are often a great activity to partake in while on vacation. With the excitement of planning your upcoming trip, you may not think about the importance of making sure you have health insurance in place that includes coverage for these high-risk activities.

What are Extreme Sports?

While there is not a set definition of what makes a sport extreme, these sports are typically described as high-risk, athletic activities that are perceived as dangerous and get your adrenaline pumping.

Activities like bungee jumping, skydiving, whitewater rafting and kayaking, cave diving, zip lining, and paragliding are all considered to be extreme sports.

These sports are a great way to push yourself out of your comfort zone and to try something that you may have never dreamed of doing! The most basic extreme sports are normally supervised by a professional and may not be considered as dangerous as some other extreme sports, so it’s always important to remember your limitations and stick with what you’re comfortable with.

Does My Health Insurance Cover Extreme Sports?

Generally speaking, most extreme sports are likely not covered under your standard travel insurance. For the daredevils out there, you’ll want to make sure that you purchase a health insurance plan that includes coverage for these types of activities so you’re protected in case of an unexpected accident or injury. But how can you tell if your health insurance plan will cover these activities? Before purchasing a plan, you should review the policy information to confirm the coverage details or contact the company directly to discuss the benefits and find out what your options are. If you already have a plan but are not sure what’s included, it’s best to call the number on the back of your insurance ID card to verify your benefits before you leave for your trip.

What are My Insurance Options?

Here at International Student Insurance, we offer two great plan options that allow you to add additional coverage for select adventure sports.

The Patriot Plan is a travel medical plan that allows you to add an optional add-on rider to cover you while you are traveling anywhere outside of your Country of Residence. This is a great option for short term coverage while on vacation when you know you’ll want to experience the thrill of extreme sports.

The Student Health Advantage plan is a great option for students who are traveling outside of your Country of Residence. The plan allows you to add an optional add-on rider to cover select adventure sports and would be a great option if you are a full-time student and know you may want to participate in different extreme sports during your time abroad.

Before you embark on your next adventure, make sure that you have a health insurance plan in place to cover you for the unexpected. If you need help choosing the best option for you or have any questions about what adventure sports are covered under our plans, please contact our friendly customer service representatives.

Student Secure Plan Updates 2019

May 15th, 2019 by Leah Hammond

As of May 15th, 2019, our popular Student Secure health insurance plan will offer more comprehensive coverage on select benefits. The main highlights of the plan updates include:

  • The Budget level of the plan now includes higher coverage for mental health with a 30 day maximum for inpatient treatment and a 30 day visit maximum for outpatient treatment.
  • The Repatriation of Remains benefit has been increased on the Select level from $25,000 to $50,000 in coverage.
  • The Elite level now offers a $5,000,000 policy maximum.
  • All four levels of the plan now offer coverage for self-inflicted injury and suicide, meeting many different school requirements around the country.

About the Student Secure plan

The Student Secure plan provides student health insurance to both international and study abroad students who are studying outside of their home country either in the USA or around the world. This comprehensive student health insurance plan comes in four different levels – Smart, Budget, Select, and Elite – and offers coverage on a monthly basis that will meet and exceed many school and government requirements. The plan is a perfect option for students on a J1 or F1 visa in the United States, and can even be purchased by OPT students.

For a full list of the newly updated benefits of the Student Secure plan, please visit our benefits section.

If you would like to receive a free quote:

If you have any questions about the Student Secure plan, please do not hesitate to contact our customer service team.


Patriot Travel Plan Updates 2019

May 1st, 2019 by Yessica Prato

Beginning on May 1st, 2019, the Patriot Travel Standard and Platinum plans offer more comprehensive coverage at better rates.

For our Patriot Travel plan – Standard and Platinum levels, the plan now includes the following coverage:

  • Coverage for Bedside Visit, Emergency Eye Examination, Pet Return, Small Pet Common Carrier Accidental Death, and Natural Disaster Evacuation has been added
  • Coverage for Emergency Reunion, Political Evacuation and Repatriation, and Return of Minor Children has been increased to $100,000
  • Personal Liability coverage has been increased to $25,000
  • Coverage for Lost Checked Luggage has been increased to $500
  • The Patriot Standard plan now offers policy maximum options ranging from $50,000 to $1,000,000, while the Patriot Platinum plan offers policy maximum options ranging from $2,000,000 to $8,000,000
  • The option to add additional coverage for Adventure Sports, Enhanced Evacuation, and Enhanced Accidental Death and Dismemberment is available

New PPO Network in the United States

Of these changes, the most notable is that the plan now uses the UnitedHealthcare Network as the preferred provider organization when seeking treatment in the United States!

The UnitedHealthcare Network offers excellent plan recognition with over 7,700,000 contracted healthcare professionals and 6,600 hospitals! By going in-network, providers are typically able to direct bill the insurance company, meaning no upfront payments at the time of treatment.

You can find providers in your area that accept this network here:
https://teksural.info/network/img/uhc.php

About the Patriot Travel Plan

The Patriot Travel Medical plan is a great option for individuals and families who are traveling abroad and is designed to provide coverage for illnesses and injuries that happen unexpectedly. Both the Standard and Platinum levels of the plan now offer coverage for anyone who is traveling outside of their Country of Residence – no matter what their Country of Citizenship is!

The plan also includes travel benefits such as Emergency Evacuation, Repatriation of Remains, Identity Theft, Trip Interruption and more.

For a full list of the newly updated benefits of the Patriot Travel plan, please visit our benefits section.

If you would like to receive a free quote, click here:

If you have any questions about either plan, please do not hesitate to contact our team.

How to get free or low priced prescription drugs

April 15th, 2019 by Ross Mason

You will often hear that healthcare is expensive in the USA, and until you actually experience it, it may be hard for you to really understand how expensive it can actually be. One aspect of this is prescription medications, and in this blog post we are going to focus on this and how you can obtain free or low-priced versions.

What is a Prescription Medication?

You may not be familiar with this term, but we are pretty sure you will all have taken prescription medications at some point in your life. Prescription medications are any drugs that your doctor recommends you should take. If you are sick or injured, your doctor will give you a special document (the prescription) that you will need to hand over to a pharmacy so they can provide you with the medications. These medications are usually only available with a prescription from a doctor, they cannot be purchased or taken without one.

Over-the-Counter Medications

You should not confuse a prescription medication with an over-the-counter medication. The difference between the two is that an over-the-counter medication is one that can be purchased without the need for a prescription from a doctor. In many cases your insurance plan will not cover the cost of an over the counter medication, but only for specifically prescribed medications, so it’s important to know the distinction.

Medications and Your Insurance Plan

Insurance plans vary in what they will cover, and this is also true when it comes to prescription medication coverage. Some plans will only cover certain drugs, others will cover all drugs but only a fixed percentage, some plans will cover all inpatient drugs but only a portion of outpatient drugs, so you will need to review your insurance coverage to find out what your plan specifically covers.

For nearly all international insurance plans, the way you get reimbursed for your prescribed medications is usually always the same. Some plans may have a special drug card, but this it not that common, so that means you will have to pay for all your medications upfront and then submit your receipts with a claim form to be reimbursed. Oftentimes some drugs can be hundreds of dollars (depending on the drug) so this can be a hard pill to swallow!

Free or Discounted Drugs

The good news is that there are some good free or discounts drug options that are available to students. It could be dependent on your location in the USA, but with a little bit of research (and our handy blog post here) you might be able to save yourself some money!

Here is a list of some of the programs that are available:

  • – this grocery store chain, that has in-house pharmacies, offers a free diabetes medication program. You can learn more about this on their website.
  • – another grocery store chain, that also has in-house pharmacies, offers a free medication program for selected medications as long as they are prescribed by your doctor. They also have a discounted list of drugs that will only cost you $7.50.
  • – everybody knows Walmart and they have locations all over the USA. Take your prescription to their pharmacy, and as long as its generic form of the drug, it will only cost you $4!
  • – another grocery store in the USA that offers free diabetes medication and discounted generic drugs that starts from just $3.99!

Discount Drug Cards

The other way to get discounted prescription drugs is through a discount drug card, which are becoming more popular in many international student insurance plans. These drug cards work by giving you a discount on popular medications, and while they are not a direct insurance benefit, they do give you instant savings. To use your discount drug card, you will just need to show the card to the pharmacy and they will automatically apply the discount. You might need to register your card beforehand and the cards are oftentimes only accepted at certain pharmacies, so be sure to check ahead of time.

Online Pharmacies, Great Savings?

While the idea might sound nice, and you could be lured into great savings and discounts, we typically do not recommend that you use online pharmacies to fill your prescriptions. There has been a sharp rise in online, fake pharmacies that have scammed customers out of their money or provided the incorrect medications. With all the options listed here in the blog post, you should hopefully have a few options to lower your prescription medication costs.

Hopefully this has provided you with all the details you need about pharmacies, prescription drugs and how to get cheap or low-cost drugs! Please contact us if you have any questions, or would like to know how our plans work with prescription drugs.

International Travel Medical Insurance Changes for 2019

April 1st, 2019 by Leah Hammond

The 2019 Atlas Travel Medical plan changes were rolled out as of April 1st, 2019 and there are some notable benefit updates.

The Atlas Travel plan is a great option for those needing coverage outside of their home country for as little as 5 days up to one year. Whether you need insurance for a quick vacation or a long-term study abroad trip, the Atlas Travel plan will provide you with the peace of mind to know you are covered in case something unexpected happens.

The plan updates for 2019 include:

  • New benefit for a lost or stolen passport or travel visa, up to a $100 maximum
  • Lost checked luggage coverage increased from $500 to $1,000
  • Personal liability coverage increased from $10,000 to $25,000
  • Accidental death and dismemberment decreased from $50,000 to $25,000
  • Emergency dental for an acute onset of pain increased from $250 to $300
  • 100% coverage on eligible medical expenses, after the deductible, up to the plan’s policy maximum, no matter where you seek treatment!

Please note that children under the age of 9 were previously free on the plan when purchased with an adult, however, this is no longer available.

You can view a more detailed summary of benefits for the Atlas Travel plan on the benefits page.

The plan also works well for dependents or traveling companions, it will meet the J visa requirements, as well as the Schengen Visa requirements, and can be used during your OPT period!

To generate a quote or to purchase the plan right online, please click below:

Our insurance experts are on hand to help you with your insurance purchase, or to answer any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the Atlas Travel plan!

Filing a Claim with the Student Health Advantage or Patriot Plans

February 20th, 2019 by Jennifer Frankel

If you get sick or have an accident while covered on the Student Health Advantage or Patriot plans, then you will need to file a claim with International Medical Group (or, IMG). This blog will walk you through the steps of filing a claim, which we hope you find quick and easy!

Step 1. Go In-Network

Both the Student Health Advantage and Patriot Plans use the First Health network. Bring your ID card when you go to the doctor, hospital, or clinic so that they have your insurance information. If you don’t have your card, be sure to contact the provider and give them your insurance information. You will likely only need to pay for the deductible when you go for treatment as long as you go inside the network.

Precertification: Please note that pre-certification is required for all hospitalizations, surgeries, CAT scans, MRI’s, maternities, treatment in an extended care facility, home nursing care, prosthesis, and durable medical equipment. This requires that you call the number on your ID card as soon as possible, or prior if possible. You can also pre-certify online through your .

Step 2. Submit A Claim Form

Every new condition will require a claim form to be submitted directly to [email protected]. If you had an accident, you will need to submit BOTH the claim form and the accident claim form. Prescription medication also requires you to submit the initial prescription from the doctor along with the pharmacy receipt as this is only paid via reimbursement.

A new claim form is needed for every new accident or illness, but you do not need to submit another claim form if it’s for a follow up visit. You will have 90 days to submit this, and you can send this along with any bills or receipts you received when seeking treatment.

IMG will accept claims in any language or currency.

Tip: If you paid out of pocket, ask your medical provider for an itemized bill and your medical records at the time of treatment in case this is requested.

Step 3. Wait for the Claim to Be Processed

Claims typically take 30 business days on average once all of the necessary documentation is received to be processed. After about a week, you can check the status of your claim in the , emailing [email protected], or by calling the number on the back of your insurance ID card to see if they are missing any additional information.

Step 4. Receive Explanation of Benefit and Reimbursement/Payment

Once a claim is processed, you will receive an explanation of benefit (EOB) in the mail detailing what was and wasn’t covered, and why. If you went in the network and provided your insurance information, the insurance company will pay the provider directly. If you went outside the network, or paid out of pocket, then the money will be reimbursed to you either by check or wire transfer (you would indicate your preferred method on the claim form). The EOB will also be available for download through your MyIMG portal.

Step 5. Pay Your Provider

If you had any out of pocket deductibles, copays, coinsurance, or if there were uncovered benefits, you will be responsible for paying this directly to the provider. To know how much to pay, refer back to the Explanation of Benefits.  

If you have any questions about your claim, please email [email protected] or call +1 (800) 628-4664 (in the US or Canada)/+1 (317) 655-4500 (internationally).

J Visa Health Insurance Options

November 16th, 2018 by Jennifer Frankel

health insuranceIf you are coming to the United States on a J1 or J2 visa, then you will be required to have health insurance for your entire stay in the US. In almost all cases, you will be required to show proof of insurance at the consulate or embassy before you are issued your visa, and in order to maintain status, you will need to have coverage continue until you return home. There are many J visa health insurance plans that you can choose from that will meet these requirements and cover you in the US.

You can enroll in an insurance plan through your school or sponsor organization if available, or alternatively, you can purchase your own policy. Either way, be sure that your plan meets the health insurance requirements for the J1/J2 visa as they have specific minimum requirements you’ll need to meet. These requirements are as follows:

  • Medical Benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness
  • Repatriation of Remains in the amount of $25,000
  • Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to his or her home country in the amount of $50,000
  • A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness
  • A policy underwritten by an insurance carrier with:
    an A.M. Best rating of ‘‘A-’’ or above;
    a McGraw Hill Financial/Standard & Poor’s Claims paying Ability rating of ‘‘A-’’ or above;
    a Weiss Research, Inc. rating of ‘‘B+’’ or above;
    a Fitch Ratings, Inc. rating of ‘‘A-’’ or above;
    a Moody’s Investor Services rating of ‘‘A3’’ or above;

If you are looking for J visa health insurance options that meet the above requirements, we have a number of different options available depending on your needs:

Student Health – Our Student Health plan is available in four levels, and all levels will both meet and exceed the J visa requirements. This plan is only eligible to J1 visa holders (not J2 visa holders), and will allow you to have coverage for mental health, maternity, organized sports, and more! You can purchase the plan 6 months in advance of when you need the plan to begin (or as soon as the same day!), allowing you to get the documents right away to present to the consulate/embassy even if your plan doesn’t start for a few more months.

Travel Medical – Our Travel Medical plan will also meet the J visa requirements and both J1 visa holders and J2 visa holders are eligible. This plan works great for families who need a year of coverage or less, and children under the age of 9 are free with each adult that is insured on the plan! This plan will also allow you to purchase the plan 6 months in advance (or you can begin coverage as soon as the same day!), and will provide you with immediate documentation to present as proof of coverage.

Major Medical – Our Major Medical plan is available in 5 levels, and the Silver, Gold (up to the first 3 years), Gold Plus and Platinum levels work great for families or J2 holders, and can be purchased annually. This plan is the most comprehensive option allowing you to have coverage for wellness, vision, dental, maternity and more!

In almost all cases, you will receive the documents right away, and we will even issue you a confirmation of coverage that is a customized letter with your name, dates of coverage, and overview of coverage that you can present to your school, embassy or consulate.

If you are receiving insurance coverage through your employer, however, then you’ll want to make sure that you have medical evacuation and repatriation of remains coverage, as required by the Department of State. In almost all cases, domestic insurance plans do not have these benefits unless they were designed to cover international travel. If that’s the case, not to worry as you can still meet your J visa requirements by purchasing a standalone plan that has just those two benefits.

Emergency Evacuation – This insurance plan is designed to give you just the benefits you need to add to your already existing health insurance plan. Not only will this meet the Department of State Requirements, but you can purchase it for 3, 6, or 12 months.

If you aren’t sure which plan is right for you, check out the Virtual Agent to compare insurance plan options. All of our plans will meet and exceed the J visa requirements, and you can also speak to a customer service representative if you need assistance.

Personal Liability: What is it and Why it matters to international students?

October 15th, 2018 by Yessica Prato

noFor many people, the words “personal liability” can be very confusing. In certain parts of the world, when you purchase an insurance plan, it will include personal liability coverage. This benefit may also cover you in the event that your property is stolen or for damages that you may cause while renting a place. However, not all international insurance plans in the U.S. will include personal liability and it is important to understand the coverage so you are not caught off guard.

First, let’s explore what personal liability coverage is:

Personal liability will cover you in the event of an accident that results in bodily injury or property damage that you are legally responsible for. This is offered on many international travel medical plans as an added benefit. That being said, in which cases does personal liability cover you?

Here are some instances when this coverage will apply:

    • Personal liability will cover the legal cost in case you face lawsuits for an accident in which you are held legally responsible.
    • It will pay if you damage someone else’s property by accident.
  • It will also pay for medical treatment if you harm someone else by accident; in some instances, it includes funeral cost if you accidentally caused the death of said individual.

To further understand what could be covered under personal liability, here are some examples:

While running to your college English class, you accidentally run into another student and cause them to fall and sprain their wrist. Since this was an accident, your plan could cover the medical cost to treat the other student’s wrist.

During a study session at your house, you accidentally spill juice on top of your friends laptop. Your personal liability benefit could cover the cost to replace your friend’s laptop.

You decide to play baseball with some of your new friends in the US. While playing, you hit the ball and it accidentally goes through your neighbor’s window, breaking an expensive vase. Your plan could help you pay for the replacement.

Notice that all examples have the word “accidentally” as this is the entire premise for personal liability. Keep in mind that these are just examples and it will require the insurance company to investigate all of the facts to ensure they can cover each scenario.

Now that we’ve reviewed what personal liability coverage will help you with, let’s look into what isn’t covered:

noAutomobile accidents: In the US, your car insurance usually includes its own personal liability benefit. Health and travel insurance plans are generally not designed to cover the cost of an automobile accident but they could help as a secondary insurance plan.

noIntentionally causing injury or damage: Personal liability is not going to cover you if you damage your worst enemy’s car on purpose or if you intentionally hurt someone to get to the last TV during Black Friday shopping. If it’s against the law, it will not be covered.

noInjuries or damages while working: Like car accidents, in the US, your employer could offer personal liability coverage for everyone in the company in case you get injured while working. Otherwise, if you or someone else gets hurt while at work, you will be able to file a claim through worker’s compensation.

noInjuries or damages while you’re home: This benefit will not cover your property if it gets damaged by a fire or stolen. It will not cover your property if a storm breaks a window in your rental apartment and it floods. There are specific insurance plans like rental insurance or homeowners insurance that will cover those things instead.

If personal liability is something that you would like to include in your health insurance plan, here are some options International Student Insurance can offer:

Student Secure plan – Elite level

Our most popular option for international students coming to the US is the Student Secure plan. It comes in four levels (Smart, Budget, Select, and Elite). In addition to offering coverage for hospitalizations, doctor’s visits, prescription medication, emergency evacuation and repatriation, the Elite level of the plan offers coverage for personal liability in the amount of $250,000 USD.

Student Health Advantage plan

A great option for international students and their dependents is the Student Health Advantage plan. It comes in two levels, Standard and Platinum. Both levels offer medical benefits like hospitalizations, doctor’s visits, prescription medication, emergency evacuation, mental health, and sports. It will also cover personal liability in both levels for up to $10,000 USD.

Atlas Travel plan

Ideal for anyone traveling outside of their home country for a short period of time whether as a student or for leisure. The Atlas Travel plan will offer travel medical insurance including hospitalizations, doctor’s visits, emergency evacuation, coverage for adventure sports, trip interruption. It will also cover personal liability in the amount of $10,000 USD and has the option to upgrade this benefit to up to $100,000 USD for an additional premium.

Patriot Travel plan

Our Patriot Travel plan comes in two levels, Standard and Platinum, and offers coverage for up to 3 years in the Platinum level. The plan will cover hospitalizations, doctor’s visits, prescription medication, emergency evacuation, end of trip home country coverage, recreational sports. The Standard level will cover personal liability up to $10,000 USD and the Platinum level offers the option of adding personal liability coverage for an additional premium.

Hopefully this overview of personal liability will help guide you on choosing the appropriate coverage. Insurance is handled differently in the United States. It is tricky to find a plan that will cover all of your needs but the best way to protect yourself is being aware of the benefits on your policy. You might have more coverage than you think!

Maternity Coverage for International Students

September 21st, 2018 by Leah Hammond

pregnancy

When you’re studying internationally, choosing the right insurance plan can be daunting. You want to make sure you’re covered in case you need to seek medical attention. If you are a woman studying internationally or if your wife is traveling with you while you study outside of your home country, maternity coverage may or may not be on your mind. Pregnancies can occur, planned or not, and health care costs can be expensive. Maternity benefits are an important part of a comprehensive international student insurance plan and it’s important to consider the costs of maternity care in, the United States and understand what your plan will cover.

Maternity Costs in the United States

Maternity expenses in the United States are significantly higher than around the world, and the cost to have a baby can add up quickly. The price of health care varies dramatically by state and will even depend on which hospital you visit, so it’s nearly impossible to put a price tag on the cost of giving birth in the United States. Luckily, your health insurance plan will cover a large amount of your maternity expenses, so if you’re considering having a baby while you in the U.S., it’s very important to have a plan that includes comprehensive maternity coverage.

What is Included in My Plan’s Maternity Coverage?

A typical pregnancy includes prenatal care, delivery, and postnatal care with a doctor to ensure a healthy baby and mother.

  • Prenatal care includes visits and check-ups with the doctor before the baby is born. This includes ultrasounds, which typically cost about $200 each, routine blood tests, and urinalysis tests to make sure the baby is developing in a healthy way. If your pregnancy is considered high-risk because of your age or health conditions, you may require more frequent visits and you may need to see a doctor who works with high-risk pregnancies. Without insurance, prenatal care alone typically costs around $2,000 or more in the USA.
  • Delivery of a baby includes a hospital stay which can vary in length depending on the type of birth and complications and is the most expensive portion of the pregnancy. On average, without insurance, an uncomplicated vaginal birth will cost around $12,000, while a standard caesarean section will cost $17,000.
  • Postnatal care lasts six to eight weeks after the birth and ensures the physical and emotional health of the mother and baby. The typical cost of a postpartum checkup is similar to that of a prenatal visit — usually between$100 and $200 without insurance.

What are My Insurance Options?

It is important to be prepared and do your research before coming to the United States, especially when it comes to finding the right insurance plan for you! Most insurance plans in the U.S. will not cover a pregnancy if you become pregnant before your policy becomes effective – so think ahead!

  • Major Medical Plan. The Global Medical Plan – offers maternity coverage on the Platinum level. This plan does have a 10-month waiting period before you can receive full maternity benefits. It is a great long-term plan option for both students and dependents in the United States.
  • Student Plans. the Student Secure and Student Health Advantage plans – also offer maternity coverage on certain levels of the plan. On the Student Secure plan, maternity coverage is available on the Budget, Select, and Elite levels. On the Student Health Advantage plan, maternity coverage is available on the Platinum level. To be eligible for these plans, you do have to be enrolled as a full-time international student with a valid student visa. It’s important to keep in mind that the plans will only offer coverage for maternity if you become pregnant after the effective start date of your plan.
  • Already pregnant? Unfortunately, we do not have any plans that would cover your maternity expenses. However, our Atlas Travel Medical plan will cover the complications of pregnancy for the first 26 weeks should something happen.

Maternity coverage is one of many important considerations when choosing your insurance plan. For more information on the best option for you, please visit our Insurance Explained section or contact our friendly customer service representatives!

The Travel Video Contest is Back!

September 14th, 2018 by Sutherland Beever

The  on InternationalStudent.com is back with another $4,000 Grand Prize to give away!

To enter this year’s Travel Video Contest, all you need is a bit of initiative, the desire to travel or study abroad and some decent videotaping equipment.  It’s very likely  you already have been bitten by the travel bug and you may even have a smartphone in your pocket to film your project, so what are you waiting for? Oh, and did I mention that the Grand Prize winner gets $4,000?!? Yes, you read that right – $4,000!

Here’s What you Need to Know: 

  1. Your video needs to be high quality, and can’t be more than 4 minutes long.
  2. Current international students must make a video about a trip that you would like to take sometime in the future.
  3. Aspiring international students need to make a video about the experiences and knowledge that you will gain as an international student.
  4. Your video needs to stand out among the competition to win the Grand Prize title, so be sure to include your own swagger and creativity within your submission.

Dates to Remember:

Submission Deadline – October 9th, 2018

Finalists Announced – the week of November 7th, 2018

Winners Announced – November 16th, 2018

This is one of those amazing opportunities where there really isn’t a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to go about your film, presuming you follow the short set of . Other than the length and subject matter of your video, so feel free to make your submission as serious or as goofy as you are.  You are the director, the subject matter and the editor of your own film, so all of the decisions are yours to make!

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