1. World-class education
The U.S. is a country with one of the highest concentration of world-class academic institutions. Earning a degree from a U.S. university, not matter its ranking, will impress employers from all over the world.
2. Meet people from all over the world
Because the U.S. is known to be one of the best countries to study, it attracts some of the brightest minds in the world. Being surrounded by smart and motivated individuals will help you to excel academically, and meeting people from all over the world will expand your global perspective.
It’s a safe option to stay in your home country where you can speak your native language and not have to adjust to a new culture. However, starting your education in the U.S. you will force you to face the challenges of speaking a new language, adjusting to a new environment, and figuring out things on your own - things that will help you to learn and grow as a person.
4. Internship opportunities
The career services at U.S. universities help students write resumes and apply to jobs and internships. They also hold events such as career and internship fairs to help you secure a full- or part-time internship and boost your resume.
Of course, living and studying in America will present you with endless opportunities to practice English. If you’re not at the English level to study at university, many universities also offer English pathway programs in which you can study English for a semester or two and gain admittance into a degree program, often without having to take the TOEFL.
6. After graduation opportunities
After earning your degree you will be eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), a visa that will allow you to work in the U.S. for 12 months. You will have three months to apply to a job, and have the chance to have a company sponsor you so that you can stay past the 12 months. If you choose to return to your home country after graduating, you will stand out in the job market for reasons #1- 5.
7. Diverse population
The U.S. has a diverse population of various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Because Americans are so accustomed to being around people of diverse backgrounds, it will be easier for you as an international student to integrate yourself.
8. Diversity of study locations
The U.S. is a big country with a wide range of environments, climates, and cultures. If you enjoy skiing you will have the availability of universities in colder climates of the Midwest and Northeast; if you enjoy warm weather you can study in southern parts of the country. Wherever you go you will be exposed to different cultures, cuisines, and ways of thinking.
It is common for students to enroll in a community college for 1-3 years and then transfer their credits to a full degree program. This is an affordable way to explore an area of study before committing to a full degree program.
10. Availability of scholarships
You may have liked to idea of studying in the U.S. based on the above-mentioned benefits, but were held back because of the costs. It’s true that a degree from a U.S. university can cost up to $60,000 per year. Luckily, many universities see the benefits of having an international student population, and offer scholarships to minimize the financial burden. At Epro 360, we will help to match you with a university that offers scholarships to international students, and provide support from the beginning stages of applying and getting the visa to helping you adjust once you arrive to your university. Epro 360 has already helped dozens of international students realize their dream of studying in the U.S. To hear their stories and to learn more about our process, visit our website epro360.com.