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Why did you choose to study in the United States?

July 11, 2013
Higher education students in the United States.

The United States is known for its higher education opportunities, which explains why so many American students earn certificates, associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees each year. USA Today recently reported on a U.S. News survey that shows the number of F and M students in the United States continues to grow.

The United States has some of the top universities in the world. In fact, Quacquarelli Symonds World University ranking showed that of the top 20 universities in the world, 13 are in the United States. One student in the article wanted to experience the “American educational methodology.” These schools offer “worldwide recognition of school names, technology and hands-on training.”

Why do students from around the world choose to study here? Studying in the United States allows F and M students to experience the diverse American culture. The article highlights one student who said that coming to the United States “helped him embrace diversity and grow personally and academically.” Another student said that during her time in the United States she “learned how to adapt to a different society and how to communicate more effectively.”

There are numerous benefits for any student who chooses to study abroad: different classroom experiences, new languages and diverse cultures. What made you choose to study in the United States? How did you choose your Student and Exchange Visitor Program-certified school? Tell us on Facebook and Twitter.


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