Thursday, October 9, 2008

Studying in USA at university

Higher Education in the United States
Studying abroad in the U.S. is a great way to expand your opportunities

Why pursue higher education in the United States?
During the 2003-2004 academic year, more than 570,000 international students enrolled in U.S. institutions of higher education, according to Open Doors 2004, the annual report published by the Institute of International Education. Of the 1.4 million students pursuing postsecondary education outside their home countries, more than one-third choose to study in the United States. Why do so many international students choose higher education at colleges and universities in the U.S.?

With more than 3,700 colleges and universities, the United States has one of the finest systems of higher education in the world. At the undergraduate level, excellent programs exist in traditional disciplines, as well as in professional fields. At the graduate level, students often have the opportunity to work directly with some of the finest minds in the world.

More than 500,000 international students study in the United States, and studying abroad is a great way to learn about a new culture and to expand your opportunities. Before you decide to pursue higher education in the U.S., ask yourself a few key questions:

* How will studying in the United States help you achieve your goals?
* Do you have enough money?
* Do you have adequate English skills?
* Do you want to live away from home?

Choosing the Right College or University in the U.S.
For information on U.S. colleges and universities, you can talk to friends who have studied abroad, or you can read printed information on schools. You can also find college information online. See the search function of this site to research U.S. schools. Educational advising centers are also a valuable source of information.