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  • Writer's pictureBrooke Early

Benefits of Studying Abroad in the U.S.

Updated: Mar 9, 2022

Why study in the US?

The United States offers a high-quality education sought after by international students from all around the world. U.S. universities provide students with a broad range of programs, flexibility within programs, cultural diversity, and exciting new life experiences! We are only mentioning a few benefits of studying abroad in the U.S., so be sure to experience this for yourself.

Academic flexibility

While studying at a U.S. university, you are not confined to a major or just studying only one topic. You can explore many academic areas of interest to find your passion, and you may even combine areas of interest. One of the best things about studying in the US is that you don’t need to decide on a major before you enroll! It is even acceptable to enter university thinking you may want to study one particular area and change your mind. Many students change their academic, personal, and career interests during the course of their program. U.S. universities prepare students with a wide variety of skills, allowing them to explore different opportunities and determine what will work best for them. Take advantage of our Career Compass Quiz to help give you insight as to what you might want to do with your future, and which of our partners would align with that! Explore career choices you may never have previously heard of.

Variety of selection

You should choose a major that you are both passionate and excited about! There is an expansive range of majors offered at U.S. universities for international students to enroll in. The top three majors that are chosen by international students in the U.S. are:

  1. Engineering

  2. Business/management

  3. Math/computer science

Numerous programs of study

The U.S. offers a wide variety of programs of study:

  • Community College - A two-year institution that provides an affordable tuition option for a pathway to a four-year university.

  • Undergraduate School - A four-year institution, students earn a bachelor’s degree.

  • Graduate School - A program ranging from two to four years, students will earn a master’s and/or doctorate degree.

  • English Language programs - A program providing international students the opportunity to learn or improve their English language skills online or in person.

Cultural Diversity

International students worldwide seek the United States to study abroad, making it a major destination for students. You will have the unique opportunity to meet and make friends from all across the globe and all across the U.S. These friends will be in the same boat as you, from a different region and facing the U.S. university experience for the first time.

Life experience

While studying abroad, you will be introduced to new experiences. Many of your experiences and encounters will occur while living on campus. Living on campus offers a unique opportunity to create a community of friends, easily get involved and immerse yourself in the campus community. Living on campus gives you access to all on-campus amenities, including gyms, study halls, and joining a student organization.

At EdAgree, we are here to help you identify your path to academic success at a U.S. university. We want to help you put your best foot forward during the admissions process, additional support throughout your study abroad journey and beyond! That includes helping you identify a major of study, or possibly reconsider and redefine a major that fits your career goals!

Create your free EdAgree profile today to start your path to the right university for you and your future!

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