Why Study in the United States?
Studying at U.S. colleges and universities is no longer just a trend for international students. In 2010–2011, more than 723,270 international students enrolled in more than 3,300 U.S. colleges and universities, with more than 94,000 of those international students enrolled in community colleges throughout the United States.
International students are highly valued on U.S. campuses. Classmates and professors welcome interaction with students from diverse backgrounds and are eager to learn about other countries, cultures, and languages. The experience of living and studying abroad in the United States offers students invaluable experience in an increasingly global society. Almost every career field needs people who understand global issues, appreciate other cultures, and have the skills to work in an international context.
A degree from a U.S. college or university is recognized throughout the world as a significant accomplishment. International students with degrees from the United States are highly marketable in their home countries. In addition, the experience of living and studying abroad offers students invaluable experience in an increasingly global society. Most every career field needs people who understand global issues, appreciate the cultures of other countries, and have the skills to work successfully in an international context. Studying abroad in the United States provides the opportunity for students to become globally competent citizens.