Why would you want to choose the US as the place to enrich your academic curriculum vitae? Why do many international students choose US colleges and universities? Let’s take a look at just a few factors and perhaps by the time you reach the end of this article you too might be closer to packing your bags and be US bound.
The US has 50 States and in each of these States there are many institutes offering a wide variety of courses, opportunities, scholarships and grants that make the US an attractive place to continue an academic career. Academic opportunities exist at all levels, including undergraduate level and graduate level. Taking into consideration the vast number of academic institutes and rich variety of options, scholarships on offer and educational opportunities students will most likely be able to find what they are looking for.
Some institutes will offer more practical courses where students will get the possibility to specialize and practice their skills e.g. arts, social sciences and technical fields. This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are abundant opportunities and regardless of unique study or career paths students will most likely find an institute enabling them to follow their chosen path as well as a form of scholarship that will assist them in financing their chosen career.
Students are given the opportunity to work with the top minds in their chosen areas and not to mention the obvious fact that US degrees are generally globally recognized.
International Students as well as regular students have to deal with the administrative and bureaucracy involved in attaining a higher education in the US. This is not a reason to deter from applying and making the plunge. It is all possible and there are scholarships to be acquired.
There are offices that exist in order to help students adapt and assist wherever possible and necessary. It is quite a challenging experience for an international student which is one of the reasons why such offices do exist. A wide range of student services are available and help in many areas such as: visa status, employment possibilities, health related matters, financial situations, housing, cultural issues, scholarship availability and practically any query that might arise.
The bottom line is such offices are there to help and will do their best to help the international student by providing information and carrying out a smooth transition into living and studying in the USA.