The USA is a top university destination choice for study abroad and hosts more international students than any other country in the world.
US degrees are recognized around the world for their academic excellence and enhanced learning experiences.
American universities include many prestigious institutions that are respected globally.
As per 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities:
- 16 universities in the USA are ranked in the world’s top 20 universities
- 52 US universities are ranked the top 100 universities worldwide
- 77 American universities ranked the best 200 universities in the world.
The connections you make and the many work experience opportunities will open the door to a prosperous and rewarding career.
The USA has one of the world’s best university systems, offering flexible education opportunities at over 4,000 institutions.
Bachelor’s degrees in the USA include core courses, such as math, history, literature, and communications in the first 2 years. This gives a broad-based knowledge across many disciplines which is essential for competing in the global workplace.
There will be many opportunities for you to gain practical, career-related experience during your US university studies.
Studying on an F-1 visa also allows you to gain temporary employment authorization through Optional Practical Training (OPT), either during or immediately following your degree studies. Through OPT, you can work:
- up to 12 months full-time per degree level (e.g., bachelor’s, master’s) completed in the USA, or
- up to 29 months per degree level if you complete a STEM degree (science, technology, engineering or mathematics)
Many of these opportunities are paid, allowing you to start paying down the cost of your US education soon after graduation.
Studying in the USA and exploring a culture different from your own will help you gain essential life skills such as improving your confidence, communication and social skills.
You can choose to travel around, see world famous attractions and immerse yourself in the American culture and language.
Going to university in the USA will broaden your horizons, introduce you to new ways of thinking and will help you gain those important skills you need to pursue a successful future.