In addition to the general benefits of studying in the U.S., obtaining an undergraduate degree in the U.S. will give you the following benefits:
Best scholarship alternatives
Among the different programs available in the U.S., athletic scholarships are higher amount than academic scholarships and could go up to full tuition, room, and board (commonly known as "full ride"). Please visit the Scholarships section for further details and see examples of scholarships offered by U.S. universities.
Ability to combine sports and academics
The U.S. is very unique in this regard. In most countries, when students finish high school and it is time to decide whether to stop competing on their favorite sports and start the university experience or continue with the sport but temporarily stop their academic dreams. The U.S. college system is so flexible and understanding of the students' needs that fully allows its students to combine sports and academics.
Work on Campus Program
Whether you are seeking to complete an undergraduate or master's program, many universities in the U.S. offer the possibility to work on campus, which is often used by international students as a way to make extra money and finance their studies. International students can work up to 20 hours per week. On top of that, these on-campus jobs can be like mini-internships, enabling students to taste different work environments, for instance working in an on-campus TV-Studio, being a tutor for other students, or playing the role of a campus tour guide. This will boost your resume and open many professional doors after your graduation.
OPT (Optional Practical Training)
OPT stands for “Optional Practical Training” and is the working visa that any international student can obtain after obtaining an undergraduate and/or master's degree. The duration of this visa varies, but the minimum length of time you will be able to work in the U.S. is 12 months. During these 12 months, international students will be able to work any job that they can get in the U.S., without any restriction. This is an opportunity to gain first real world working experience and see the fruits of the investment you made during your undergraduate degree.
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