by Neighthan White
While learning English you may be considering studying abroad. One of the top destinations for international students is the U.S. Close to 1 million students come to the U.S. to learn English each year.
Why do so many choose the United States for their academic study abroad pursuits? Let’s look at seven good reasons here.
International students report that their countries are limited on the diverse educational opportunities available. There are some countries that will only teach what their culture is in need of. Like for instance agriculture in countries in need of developing food sources.
In the U.S., academic clubs and involvement in organizations, especially charitable types, is highly looked upon for furthering your career. These clubs are offered all over campus and you can join those that have nothing to do with your concentration.
This helps to create a broader educational experience for international students, and helps them develop skills they can use for their future careers.
The U.S. is home to some of the largest libraries that hold resources that many countries do not. Specialized content in the United States is one of the main reasons that students flock here.
Finding so many sources here have caused many to change their field due to immense availability of books, films, and academic journals.
Students who have a hard time finding English books in their country are happy how much is available in the U.S. The fact that access is so open to them as students is also a reason for them choosing the U.S. as their destination.
Foreign students know that learning English is one of the requirements of entering Universities in the United States, and the offering of English as a Second Language classes is also a plus for studying in America. Although it is spoken in countries all over the world, English is one of the hardest languages to learn.
Another reason for the interest in studying in the U.S. is the recruiting efforts of Universities to draw international students to their campuses. The ability to pay full price for a college education by many of these recruits is appealing to the Universities in the United States, especially with the uptick of online availability to get an education.
International students can find no better place to study religion. Many come from countries that are centered on one religion, and students may have only been exposed to that particular religion their entire lives.
With the freedom of religion in the United States, students not only are able to study the differences but also learn about the origins of the different religions of the world. Many countries may ban the study of religions that are not approved by their leaders.
When all is said and done, if you are an international student who cannot enter the U.S. due to circumstances out of your control, don’t fret. There are online classes offered by U.S. universities now reaching all over the world.
The United States is appealing in its freedoms, but make sure you have the proper papers before you decide to study abroad there. Many of their entry papers can take up to 2 months to be processed, and the application will include writing essay samples, so start early and good luck!
Neighthan White is a freelance writer and an undergraduate specialist in education sciences. In his late twenties, he is a regular member of Montessori techniques for children under 10 seminars, a blog editor at Mastergrades.com, a volunteer at Education without Borders and LDS, a language learner, a writer and a happy husband.