Are you looking to study abroad, but yet to decide on which country to apply to? We think you should consider the USA. Did you just ask why you should? Well, this article we have provided (you’re welcome!) should enlighten you on the advantages of a USA education. Please read on.
Advantages of a USA Education
As stated by the Institute of International Education, about 1.1 million international students from over 200 nations studied in the USA in the 2017-2018 school session.
You are probably wondering why the USA is so popular, right?
It is simply because people around the world know that an education in the USA can add considerable value to your professional development, enhance your career, and prepare you for leadership. In addition, universities and technical training schools provide the latest technology and state-of-the-art research and training so you’ll be equipped no matter where your career takes you.
But the advantages of a USA education aren’t just about technical skills and facts to learn. You’ll also be able to build your social network with diverse people and will learn more about the world you live in, and about yourself, by being exposed to an assortment of perspectives.
Want more advantages of a USA education to an international student? Here it is. You’ll be acquiring new contacts left and right, from domestic American students and professors to other foreign students, and of course, professional colleagues if your visa permits you to work. These contacts can function as an extra support system while you’re still in school and may even result in collaborations or job chances in the future.
…But also a major con
Being a foreign student in the USA comes at a price, though. Quite literally. Higher education is very expensive for both American and international students (especially international students) – in fact, in line with the College Board, the average cost for tuition alone in the 2018-2019 school session was $35,830 at a private four-year university and $10,230 at a public four-year university. And those expenses don’t include room and board, which can be an extra several thousand dollars each year.
Though it is possible to cover those expenses with the assistance of a university’s international student center and certain organizations, getting scholarships, financial aid, or student loans with no co-signer can be really difficult if you’re an international student (especially if you don’t know where to look). So before you make up your mind, compare your expenses with the quality of education you’d receive and the possible opportunities available to you after graduation. And if you do decide to study in the USA, we hope you’ll find it delightful, and make the most of it!
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