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Why study in the USA?

Know why Indian students love studying in the US!

The United States of America (USA) hosts the most number of international students in the world. Quality education, unique curriculum, multicultural environment, and abundant opportunities are just some of the reasons why many Indian students want to study in the US.

Here are top 5 reasons why studying in the US could be the best decision of your life:

1. Academic excellence

The US boasts of some of the finest universities, a lot of which consistently rank in the world university rankings. American institutions are also known to have high academic standards, follow rigorous practices to maintain quality and are well-supported to be able to offer excellent education to its students. As per the QS World Ranking 2019. 33 of the top 100 universities are from the US. Similarly, Times Higher Education Ranking has also ranked seven of the American universities in its top 10 list of universities.

2. Flexible education system

American universities and colleges offer a myriad of courses and programs to choose from. You have the freedom to not only select the course content, but also the structure. At the undergraduate level, you have the liberty to pursue different courses before they you declare your major at the end of the second year. This helps to explore your subject interest and then decide without much hurry. Similarly, for your graduate studies, you can choose your preference and when you progress for your dissertation, you can focus on the ideas you want to emphasise upon.

3. Excellent support system for international students

American universities understand the struggles of international students and therefore conduct regular orientation programs, workshops and trainings to offer assistance. In fact, the international student office helps students like you to get accustomed to a new kind of lifestyle – whether it is an academic query, cultural or social, the staff will be there to assist you round the clock.

4. Cultural diversity

The US is a melting pot of different cultures, races and ethnicities. Its diverse environment ensures that there is acceptance among all communities and there is no room for any sort of discrimination. You’ll be learning with students from different regions of the world thereby making it a rich and stimulating education experience. Growing in the midst of diversity will provide you with strong personality traits and skills that will be valuable in the international market. These days employers prefer students with a multi-cultural background, which you would get a great taste of in the US. A one of a kind international exposure, the US will help you explore variety of cuisines, customs, festivals and art too.

5. Lively and vibrant campus life

It’s a known fact that campus life of the US is matchless. Irrespective of the university you study in, you will find yourself in the midst of new cultural experiences and the American way of life. Embrace it and open yourself up to new ideas and new people.

Fun facts about USA

1

The US flag was actually designed by a 17-year old boy, Robert G Heft.

2

Do you know that the US serves 100 acres of pizza every day?  

3

The Harvard Library is the largest academic library in the world.

4

The US has the maximum number of entrepreneurs in the world.

5

182 places in the US have ‘Christmas’ in their name.

6

While the official state animal of California is grizzly bear, there have been no grizzly bears since 1922.

7

Someone has the control to your GPS – who? The US

8

Wish to try authentic Chinese food? Go Manhattan’s Chinatown – it has the most Chinese residents in the western hemisphere.

9

The US is where you’ll find the most obese people.

10

Philadelphia was the original capital of the US.

Study abroad intakes in the US

American universities offer three major terms for students – Fall, Spring and Summer. Know all about it.

Cost of studying in America

Studying in America can be quote affordable if planned well. Look at our guide of estimates to help ease your financial budgeting whilst your stay as a student in America. Yes, we’ve covered expenses like accommodation, food, health coverage and travel too!

Ask IDP

which city is more affordable Toronto or Vancouver?
by Pavit
Both Toronto and Vancouver are major cities in terms of living cost Toronto would cost around 1000 CAD per month and Vancouver would be 1100 per month
In what way Australia post study visa is better than UK?
by radhika
Australia offers up to 4 years of post study work visa
Hi there, what's the weather like in the UK?
by Anouk
The coldest months are - December, January and February - the temperature is usually between 3 and 6°C. July and August - the temperature averages between 16 and 21°C.

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