The U.S. is a premier study destination for students from all over the world.
The U.S. is a premier study destination for students from all over the world. According to the Institute of International Education’s 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, the U.S. hosted almost a million international students in 2014-15. China was the biggest source country with 31% of the total international students, followed by India at 14%.
Why International Students Prefer Studying in the U.S.?
- Academic excellence
Half of the best universities in the world are in the U.S. Some of the top U.S. universities are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, Stanford University, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Princeton University, University of Chicago, John Hopkins University, and Yale University. Many professors at these universities have a strong background in research and academia and are recognized as authority figures in their field.
The teaching methodology at U.S. universities and colleges is a combination of classroom sessions, combined with informal discussions with professors, individual assignments and group projects. A high ‘professor-to-student’ ratio and the use of latest teaching technologies in classrooms makes the learning interactive and engaging.
- Educational variety and flexibility
With more than 4500 U.S. universities, you can pick a university that best fits your requirements in terms of courses available, location, tuition, faculty, and infrastructure facilities. There is something for everyone aspiring to study in the U.S.
As an undergraduate student studying in the U.S., you also have the flexibility of designing your own study schedule. You can choose to study a wide range of subjects for the first two years before deciding your specialization, which gives you an opportunity to explore topics you have not studied before.
- State of the art research facilities
Research facilities at U.S. Universities are among the best in the world. Universities such as Johns Hopkins University, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, University of Washington,
and University of Wisconsin – Madison, have millions of dollars committed to research and development projects in science and engineering.
- Become a well-rounded person
The U.S. education system is designed to develop students as well-rounded individuals. U.S.
universities require students to take courses in a broad array of subjects outside of their major field of study for general education to help round out a student’s education. Most universities strongly encourage students to get involved in clubs and community service organizations to help broaden students’ education. Athletics and sporting events are a major part of life at a U.S. University. As an international student studying in the U.S. you will have access to world-class sporting facilities on campus to pursue a sport of your choice. The U.S. is a cultural melting pot and studying at a U.S. University will give you ample opportunities to interact with people from various nationalities. Working part-time can also give you valuable exposure to American work culture.
- Improve chances of employment
With businesses increasingly operating across international markets, fluency in English and cross-cultural experience have become highly desirable workplace qualities. What better way to improve your English than to immerse yourself in a culture where English is the primary language? As an international student in the U.S., you can gain international work experience by working part-time for up to twenty hours a week while school is in session, and full-time on campus during the holiday period.
Many top U.S. companies hire directly from universities, which means that you could find a well-paying job immediately on completion of your studies. Also, the fact that you were determined to study in a foreign country and adapt yourself to the new culture immediately sets you apart from other candidates. Other than the purely academic and professional benefits of studying in the U.S., residing in the U.S. gives you the chance to truly explore the beauty of this massive country, from the beaches of Hawaii to the plains of the Midwest.
The U.S. will continue to be the top educational destination for international students for years to come and should be seriously considered by every applicant aspiring to an international degree.
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