Why study in the US?
More international students study in the US than in any other country in the world. At the moment, there are more than one million. Let’s look at some of the reasons why.
Highest-ranked universities in the world
The US has an established, high-quality tertiary education system. It boasts an impressive seven out of the world’s top 10 universities according to the 2017-2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In fact, 33 of the top 100 [Source: QS World Ranking 2019] universities are based in the US.
Quality education and unique curriculum
The American education system is recognised all over the world. One of the reasons students who study at US universities are so successful after graduation is because they were educated in the liberal arts. This means the focus is not just on a specific major, but also on other subjects such as mathematics, sciences, philosophy, history and literature.
The benefit of liberal arts is that it prepares you for more than just your immediate career plan. It helps make you a smarter, more thoughtful, more successful person, able to succeed in a job in your major or thrive in another field.
You might become a manager, start your own business, or accomplish anything else that inspires you. It provides limitless possibilities after graduation.
With a classroom full of students from different parts of the world, you’ll experience a stimulating and rich learning environment that encourages cross-cultural understanding and networking.
The US overall is such a mix of cultures, which makes it an interesting place to study and live. In many cities and towns, you’ll find varied cuisines and entertainment, be it international sports, world-famous music festivals, amazing art galleries or museums.
Thanks to the sheer size of the US and large number of universities and schools, there is a perfect fit for every student. There are huge, sprawling campuses that feel like cities and small, intimate campuses that feel like a collection of close friends. Tropical islands, arid deserts, snowy plains, the Grand Canyon, California, Las Vegas, Manhattan and the New York City – there is truly something for everyone and every type of learner in the US.
English language skills
English is the primary language spoken in the US and all courses are taught in English. You’ll be able to develop your skills and become more desirable to employers. Most US campuses offer English language courses specifically for international students, as well as study groups and mentoring programs where you can practise your language skills.
Being a friendly nation, international students are welcomed with open arms by all American universities. Campuses are very well developed with advanced research labs, well-equipped classrooms and state-of-the-art facilities for students. Life on campus offers a wide variety of sports and leisure facilities, thus making living in the US easy and enjoyable. The US has welcomed millions of international students so it knows what they need and has the support networks in place to make you feel as welcome as possible.
Innovation and research
The US is at the forefront of scientific and creative innovation. Large research institutions in the US, in particular, offer opportunities for students to work side-by-side with their professors and apply what they are learning in the classroom to the lab or workshop. US universities proudly support the fieldwork their faculty members are doing and information is readily available on research opportunities for students.