Advantages of Studying in the United States
Posted Date: 16-May-2008
Advantages of Studying in the United States
United States is one of the most sought after destinations for pursuing higher education by Indian students. With more than 3, 600 accredited higher educational institutions and a wide variety of courses to choose from, United States provides an opportunity for students to pursue a career of their choices.
There are many reasons that draw students from India, to pursue their higher education in the U.S.
U.S. universities and colleges are known for their academic excellence and quality assurance. A degree from an accredited U.S. university is not only recognized but also sought after, by employers worldwide.
The long-term career prospects of a student are enhanced as the method of teaching is designed to apply theoretical knowledge and develop
self-confidence, independent thinking and cross-cultural communication skills.
Most universities provide hands on training and a variety of academic programs and specializations along with the flexibility and freedom to suit your needs and interests.
A large number of scholarships, fellowships and assistantships are also available to international students. They are also eligible to work for 10 to 20 hours a week to partially meet their expenses.
Most universities in the U.S. have an office of international students and services, which can provide a variety of services from campus orientation to assistance in resume preparation. Personal and career counseling services are also available
While the advantages of studying in the U.S. are enormous, it is important that you choose a suitable course and university through careful planning. You would need to seek objective information from reliable sources and weigh the options to make an academically sound decision. When planning, it is important to consider the following:
Once you choose an academic major or field of study, consider the eligibility requirements and proceed only if you meet those requirements.
The estimated average of tuition and living expenses is around $20,000 per academic year. Begin searching and applying for scholarships, assistantships and education loans at least a year before the commencement of the academic course.
Start the search for a suitable academic program about 12 to 18 months before the date of enrollment. Though it is sometimes possible to complete the process more quickly, planning ahead gives a student a wider choice and sufficient time to prepare a winning application.
Considering the amount of time, energy and money that one invests in the process, you should be aware of the employment prospects after you graduate.
The Institute of International Education (U.S.) www.iie.org published its annual report showing the recent trends of Indian students studying in the U.S. (2005). Find out what Prof. Jane E. Schukoske, the Executive Director of USEFI, had to say about the advantages of studying in the U.S. To read the report, please click here.
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Responses to "Advantages of Studying in the United States"
Guest Author: Mahesh Prabhakar 09 May 2013
This article about advantages of Studying in the United States or Foreign country is very helpful and guideline for many students. Nice to get the detail about further education in abroad. Good site
14 May 2013
This is a good resource. It enumerate the advantages of studying abroad and especially in the United States. Studying abroad is good as it afford you to know what you don't know and keep your mind in shape for the future. You will get to know the people's ways of life and compare to yours so that you can see the difference and decide on how to move your life forward.
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