Why Study in the US
More international students study in the US than in any other country worldwide. Currently, there are more than one million international students there. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why this is so.
Highest-ranked universities in the world
The US has a well-established, high-quality tertiary education system. It boasts a remarkable seven out of the world’s top ten universities according to the 2017-2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In fact, there are 76 of the top 200 universities found in the US.
Quality education and a unique curriculum
The US education system is recognised all over the world.
One of the reasons students choose to study at US universities is that graduates are highly successful after graduation as a result of the liberal arts education they have received. This means a focus not just on a specific major, but on other subjects such as the sciences and mathematics, philosophy, history and literature.
The benefit of a liberal arts education is that it prepares you for more than just your immediate career plan. It helps make you a more thoughtful, smarter and more successful person, able to succeed in a job in your major or thrive in perhaps another field.
You might become a manager, set up your own business, or accomplish something else that inspires you. A liberal arts education provides endless possibilities after graduation.
With a diverse classroom of students from all over the world, you’ll experience both a stimulating and rich learning environment that will encourage cross-cultural understanding as well as networking opportunities.
The US itself is a mix of cultures, which makes it a particularly interesting place to study and live. In many cities and towns across the U.S., you’ll find all kinds of cuisines and entertainment, be it international sports, world-famous music festivals, or amazing museums and art galleries.
Thanks to the vast size of the US and the significant number of institutions, there is an ideal fit for you. There are huge, sprawling campuses that feel more like cities and then there are small, intimate campuses that feel like a cosy community of close friends. Tropical islands, snowy plains, arid deserts; the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Manhattan. It’s true, in the US, there really is something for everyone and every type of learner.
Improve your English
In the US English is the primary language spoken and all courses are taught in English. So, you’ll be able to develop your English skills to become more desirable to future employers. Most US campuses also offer English language courses especially for international students, plus mentoring schemes and study groups where you can practise your language skills.
The U.S. is a friendly nation and international students are always welcomed with open arms by American universities. The facilities on campus are well-developed with advanced research labs, state-of-the-art facilities and well-appointed classrooms for students. Life on campus presents a wide variety of leisure and sports facilities, making your campus life in the US easy and enjoyable. The US has hosted millions of international students so it knows just what you need and has the support networks in place to ensure you feel as welcome as possible.
Innovation and research
The US is at the forefront of creative and scientific innovation. Opportunities for you to work side-by-side with your professors present themselves at the large research institutions across the US. This means you get to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to the workshop or lab work. US universities are proud of the support they provide to the fieldwork of faculty members. Information is readily available to students on research opportunities.