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Reasons to Study in the USA

Thursday, 14 August 2014 14:01

By Amy Austin -

The number one destination for international students seeking to study abroad is the USA.

Roughly 30 per cent of all international students in the world decide to study in the US. What is it that makes studying here so popular?

Here are some reasons as to why students decide to study in the United States:

Quality Education
The USA has the top ranked higher education system, with 13 of the top 20 universities
in the world coming from the US. Obtaining a degree in an American university is considered to be the best education a person can get. Degrees are widely respected and accepted all around the world.

Academic Flexibility
Students get the chance to choose courses at any point during the year, due to courses being offered multiple times. Students also get to decide the development of their degree by choosing whatever modules suit them best. You don’t have to complete all of your degree at one University; there is the chance to change and finish your degree at another.

Resources
The US is considered to be the leaders of technology and research, so many different resources would be available to you during your graduate degree.

Career Opportunities
After completing a degree with an American institute, international students are legally authorised to work in the US in their related field for about a year. You need to apply for Optional Practical Training Employment Authorization (OPT). It will also make you stand out from other applicants when it is seen that you have had experience abroad of both studying and working in the US.

Financial Support
Loans and grants are available to international students in order to fund their education.

Choices Available
America is a huge country with many different states, meaning there are a variety of different universities to choose from. There are over 2,600 universities and colleges in the US, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Extended Network
You will meet so many different people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Make the most of this opportunity, make friends and keep contacts, you never know if and when you might need them in your future career.

English Skills
Studying here will greatly improve your English skills instantly making you more employable.

Diverse Culture
There are over 300 million people living in the US, made up of lots of different ethnicities and cultures. This will help you learn a lot more about the world, further advancing yourself.

Independence
Being away from home in a different country will make you very independent. It gives you a chance to prove to yourself and your family, that you are capable of doing this and it will give you the time to grow and mature.

It’s so Interesting
There will never be a dull moment in this huge country, there are so many different things to do and see, alongside studying a degree that you are passionate about.

The American Dream
This is the opportunity of a lifetime! You will make so many new memories, make many new friends and are guaranteed to have the time of your life.

Last but not least...
You will be the envy of all your friends. It is a completely different lifestyle and is a whole new adventure. Who would not want this opportunity?

Read more about study in the USA.