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., undergraduate programs are the ones for which universities put most emphasis on recruiting international students, and therefore, provide the best scholarships. Please visit the Scholarships section for further details and see examples of scholarships offered by U.S. universities.
Best option for undecided students
Many universities in the U.S. offer common courses, or general education classes, during the first two years of most of their undergraduate programs. In case you change your mind about your degree after the first or second year, you can easily transfer the general courses that you pass to the new degree. This is a tremendous bonus because you will have not wasted any of your time and money.
Work on Campus 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 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 real-world working experience and see the fruits of the investment you made during your undergraduate degree.
If you would like to obtain more information about our program of academic or/and athletic scholarships for undergraduate degrees in the U.S., or would like a free consultation with one of our team members, please complete the following application form.