Excellent higher education experience
The country has one of the most prestigious, top ranked higher education systems in the world, eclectic cities and beautiful natural parks, culture, history and a very multicultural population. 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. Degrees are recognized throughout the world for their excellence. The universities are recognized and respected globally for their excellence, diversity, flexibility, range of opportunities, modern facilities, resources to enhance the learning experience, and top quality teachers.
Flexibility to explore academic interests before choosing major in a field
Undergraduate degrees in the US are quite flexible. You can apply to US universities as "undecided" about your major (field of study). Under the "liberal arts philosophy", you will take classes from a variety of subjects during the first 1 - 2 years before specializing in your major field. At the advanced stages of a degree, or if you are pursuing a graduate degree, you will be able to tailor your coursework to fit your specific academic goals, needs and interests. When you choose topics for independent study for a graduate thesis or dissertation, you can emphasize ideas that are important to your field and in your country.
Funding and work opportunities during studies
Many students are able to fund their studies through scholarships from US universities and external funding bodies. Scholarships are often offered to students based on merit, extracurricular achievement, financial need, talent and or personal characteristics, such as country of origin, field, gender or ethnicity. Each year, a significant amount of financial aid is given to international students in the form of scholarships and grants. The leading private universities in the US takes premium fees; many high quality public universities offer very competitive fees packages. Community College is cheaper and you can transfer also to the universities. Also most institutions especially the best offer ‘needs blind’ scholarships.
University assistantship is provided on the basis of merit rather than financial need. If you can prove your excellence in academics, then your US education may even turn out to be free. Otherwise, obtaining grants and loans from banks is also easy if you can provide proof of your admission.
Support services for international students
The college and university international student office is a great help in helping them adapt to a culturally and academically different environment. They welcome the international students so, you can be sure of getting a good support during your time there. They can help you regarding your visa status, financial situation, housing, employment possibilities, health concerns and more.
The international student office is an invaluable source of information and help as you make the transition into academic and cultural life in the United States.
On completion of degree, a student is authorized to work in the US in his related field for about a year. A student needs to apply for Optional Practical Training Employment Authorization (OPT). Most international students get inducted into the company that hires them during their OPT period, by sponsoring their H1-B or work visa. The H1-B work visa is usually granted by employers if they are hiring international students in specialty areas such as software, engineering, accountancy, teaching or marketing. Once your employer grants your H1-B, you are allowed to work in the US without returning to your home country.
Universities in US are always at the forefront of technology, research and techniques, and in making the best possible equipment and resources available to their students.
Even if your field does not directly involve science or engineering, you will have opportunities to become skilled in using the latest technology to conduct research, as well as obtain and process information. You will find ways to stay connected with researchers, teachers and experts in your field all over the world.
Opportunities for research, teaching and training
A graduate student is able to gain valuable experience in research or teaching while you help to finance your education. Many graduate programs in the United States offer training that enables students to become teaching or research assistants.
International students are some of the most valued teachers and researchers in U.S. universities because they bring new skills and ideas to the classroom and library or laboratory.