Study Abroad Programs in The United States

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Center For Study Abroad (CSA)

Kent, The United States
The Center For Study Abroad (CSA), based in Kent, Washington, USA, has been providing language classes and study abroad programs around the world since 1990. Through its global network of academic partners - including universities, colleges and language centers, CSA offers year-round fully accredited programs in a wide range of areas of study. With CSA, you could for example go to Spain and study at the University of Alicante, University of Salamanca, or University of Granada. Programs in Spain also available in Seville, Barcelona, Madrid, and Malaga. CSA also provides flexible... See full description.

A2Z Languages

Phoenix, The United States
A2Z Languages specializes in the provision of intensive study abroad, immersion programs, organized with some of the best schools throughout Europe, Latin America, Asia, and North America. It acts as an intermediary between students and schools, taking care of the students while they choose the type of program, accommodations, country information, etc. All programs accept students throughout the year, and there is an opportunity for them to combine different locations within a country or even study in multiple countries. In almost every location programs are fully customized to meet... See full description.

Academic Programs International (API)

Austin, The United States
Academic Programs International is an independent study abroad provider, located in the USA. The programs that the institution offers vary in length and purpose: they can last for two weeks or one year; they can be intensive language courses, but there is also availability of courses for almost every major discipline in a number of languages of instruction. API always tries to match the program according to the student’s needs. Locations include Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Portugal, Croatia, Germany, Iceland, Scotland, Bhutan, China, Australia, New Zealand,... See full description.

Academic Year Abroad

Red Hook, The United States
Academic Year Abroad is an organization, established in Paris in 1960 by Stetson Holmes, late Vice President of the American University in Beirut. The Academic Year Abroad Paris program (L'Année Universitaire à Paris) is based upon a legal agreement with the Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), and since it was founded, AYA has been operated by university professors and directed by an advisory board of academics who have always made every effort to maintain the highest standards. Furthermore, Academic Year Abroad is a member of NAFSA, Association of International Educators, while... See full description.

Adelante Abroad

Seal Beach, The United States
Adelante is a small, family-run business, dedicated to securing placements and language programs for adults. It was created in 1999, when it first organized an internship program in Madrid. The initiative included intensive Spanish classes as well as internship placement with a local company. Currently, study and work abroad opportunities include Mexico, Ecuador, Scotland, Costa Rica, Chile and Uruguay, Seville, Madrid, and Barcelona. The main office of the company is based in California, USA, but there are Adelante Directors in each city and country where programs are organized. All of... See full description.

ALBA Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain

Portland, The United States
ALBA Study Abroad offers an opportunity for an international experience in Barcelona, Spain, which has become one of the most popular destinations in Europe. Being one of the continent’s biggest cities, Barcelona is situated right on the Mediterranean Sea in the Northeast corner of Spain, about 100 miles south of the border with France. The courses ALBA offers there follow a "quarter" calendar with three eleven-week terms and a four-week summer session, which can be attended at any time, because they are not sequential. ALBA's elective courses - normally carrying three semester credits... See full description.

Alliance Abroad Group

Austin, The United States
The Alliance Abroad Group L.P. (AAG) is an organization, established in 1992, and recently selected as USA’s ‘Top Businesses’ by Diversity Business. Its main purpose is to provide exclusive educational travel programs to people from all over the world. AAG offers customized internship, work, teach and training programs for students and graduates outside of the United States. Besides, the organization describe themselves as a leader in international recruitment and a major ‘staffing’ resource for business and schools in the country. The Alliance Abroad Group also became a sponsor... See full description.

American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS)

Stamford, The United States
The American Institute for Foreign Study is an organization, created in 1964, especially proud of its expertise in organizing study abroad programs. The options offered include summer, semester, and full academic year study abroad programs, organized in 24 international campus locations. The countries include Australia, Austria, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Spain and Turkey. All courses are college-level and boast the diversity of the subject areas available (i.e. French,... See full description.

AmeriSpan Study Abroad

Philadelphia, The United States
AmeriSpan Study Abroad was founded in 1993, when it first offered study abroad opportunities in three Spanish schools in Latin America. Currently, the organization has made available the opportunity for students to choose from over 15 languages in more than 45 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and Africa. Their offer includes worldwide summer camps and junior immersion programs for teenagers, as well as "Language and Fun" programs for those interested in adding classes in cooking, art, sailing, dance, history, culture and more to their language immersion... See full description.

Arcadia University, Study Abroad Programs

Glenside, The United States
Arcadia University is an institution, established in 1853, organized into four colleges: The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, The College of Business, Health and Sciences, The College of Continuing Studies, and The College of Global Studies. The latter was recently introduced through a full restructuring of the institution. It offers study abroad programs for undergraduate and graduate students, special focus study and research programs for freshmen, undergraduates and graduates, internship programs, faculty and student exchanges, and service learning projects. All these... See full description.

BCA, Study Abroad Programs

Elizabethtown, The United States
BCA Study Abroad is an independent organization, founded in 1962, offering a variety of college study abroad programs for U.S. students. On top of that, the institution organizes international seminars for faculty and administrators, student conferences, and opportunities of international students, who wish to study in the USA. BCA works in collaboration with more than 100 colleges and universities across the country, aiming to promote peace and justice among people.

Boston University - International Programs

Boston, The United States
Boston University Study Abroad (formerly International Programs) is a division of the Boston University Office of Global Programs. It was created with the goal to create opportunities for undergraduate students to study abroad all over the world. The Study Abroad division makes available a wealth of academic and internship programs in more than 30 cities on six continents. Areas of study of the courses include languages, liberal arts, fine arts, science, business, engineering, or students can pursue an internship. Boston University is especially proud of the fact that it was one of the... See full description.

Central College Abroad

Pella, The United States
Central College Abroad has been offering study abroad opportunities for US college and university students since 1965. Its strong tradition and academic foundation are due to the fact that it is part of a well-established liberal arts college, which has been continuously recognized in US News and World Report among the best colleges with study abroad programs to look for. The programs Central College Abroad offers are distinguished with the on-site directors, who take care of the orientation of every student; the required cross-cultural courses; and the experiential learning opportunities... See full description.

Choate Rosemary Hall Summer in Spain

Wallingford, The United States
The Choate Rosemary Hall is a secondary school in the United States, established in 1974. It has a strong tradition in providing excellent education, while its summer programs offer the opportunity for students to travel to over 35 states and 29 countries. The primary aim for the programs offered is to give students a chance to explore new areas of interest, gain new skills before going to college, or study intensively a favorite subject. Spain, China, and France are popular destinations for American students, providing opportunities for cultural growth and language acquisition.

City College of San Francisco Semester in Madrid

San Francisco, The United States
City College of San Francisco is a two-year community college, based in San Francisco, California. The school has been known to offer very high quality study abroad opportunities since 1985. A great number of students, faculty and staff, as well as students from other institutions and citizens of the Bay Area have participated in the school’s programs. All courses made available transfer to the California State System and most also transfer to the University of California system. The semester in Madrid program is offered during the Spring Semester, offering transferable credit.... See full description.

College Consortium for International Studies

Washington, The United States
The College Consortium for International Studies is a partnership of colleges and universities who sponsor a variety of programs, mostly study abroad programs and professional development seminars for faculty and administrators, which are designed to encourage and improve intercultural understanding within the academic community. Overall, the organization has 128 members, making available 95 study abroad programs in 30 countries. All programs are approved by the CCIS Academic Programs Committee and are developed and sponsored by member institutions. On the other hand, Professional... See full description.

College Year in Athens (CYA)

Cambridge, The United States
The College Year in Athens is a program, aimed at college students, who look for academically rigorous, dynamic opportunities to complement their university studies. The program offers university-level courses, concentrated on Greece and the East Mediterranean world. Courses included in the program cover subjects such as Archaeology, Art History, Classical Languages, Environmental Studies, Ethnography, History, International Relations, Literature, Modern Greek Language, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion. Courses are divided into three levels, depending on the students’... See full description.

Common Ground Education & Travel

Cambridge, The United States
Common Ground is an organization, specializing in customized academic and professional programs for exchanges between Cuba and the USA. Common Ground has more than 30 years experience in the provision of such programs, for which reason it has created long lasting relationships with a great deal of institutions in Cuba. The organization arranges classes, seminars and information sessions for students, professionals and religious groups. Trips offered by Common Ground include History, Culture and Society, Dance Cuba, Organic Farming, Graphic Arts and Printmaking, Social Work, History of... See full description.

Edu-Culture Immersion

Berkeley, The United States
Edu-Culture Immersion is based in Berkeley, California. We organize unique group and individual Study Abroad programs in France and Spain for high school students. No other summer Study Abroad program provides such an authentic French or Spanish learning experience - volunteer host family immersion is a component of every program. ECI also offers the opportunity to earn university credit through one of our internationally recognized language schools. ECI arranges host family programs in the US for European students, and customized programs to Europe and Costa Rica for school groups.... See full description.

Educational Programmes Abroad

Kalamazoo, The United States
EPA is an organization which has been organizing internships and study abroad programs in Europe since 1975. The internships provided range from legislative to multinational corporations to art institutions and many more. EPA is especially proud with the relationships they have built with major employers of US interns. Another distinctive trait of the organization is that they are intentionally small – this has made them flexible and always responsive to special requests. EPA offers their services to a growing number of US institutions, and what is most important is that students, who... See full description.

Florida International University - College of Law

Miami, The United States
Florida International University College of Law, initially opened in August 2002, received full accreditation by the American Bar Association on December 1, 2006. Since its opening in 2002, the college has graduated a total of 792 students. Situated in the nation’s most culturally diverse metropolitan part of South Florida, the University’s college has been outstanding and highly productive with high-quality lecturers and professors. Their objective, as stated by the University, is to offer the people of South Florida excellent and standard legal education to help them accomplish... See full description.
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Florida State University's International Programs (FSU IP)

Tallahassee, The United States
Florida State University’s international program provided by the University is a way to train the university’s students abroad in different areas of education. The school boasts an experience in international education of over 50 years, with the international program offering over 50 courses in 20 different locations around the globe. The purpose of this program, according to the University, is to give students the rare opportunity of becoming a more global/international individual. This ‘study abroad’ system makes students learn extensively, far beyond their area of... See full description.

Foreign Study Programs

Miami, The United States
Foreign Study Programs was established 33 years ago by Dr. Jose B. Fernandez, while he was chairman of the Foreign Language Department of Valdosta State University. His initial idea was not only to make available a good variety of courses, but also give students the chance to fully experience Spanish culture. Programs in Spain include courses in language, art, History, and literature. The curriculum of the whole study abroad program is designed by the Academic Director of the University of South Florida, which ensures not only the highest quality, but also the transfer of credit. Another... See full description.

Forum-Nexus Study Abroad

Miami, The United States
Study abroad this summer with Forum-Nexus! Visit 8 amazing cities in 5 weeks and earn up to 8 credits. Students from the U.S. and other countries travel together (with the professors) taking classes, visiting universities, companies, and international organizations. Open to all majors. U.S.-accredited university. Acquire a solid understanding of European culture, economy, and society. You will improve your marketability for jobs by greatly increasing your International IQ. Study and travel across Europe during the summer Visit leading multinational and European companies Take... See full description.

G.R. Academic Exchange Programs

Miami
G.R. Academic Exchange Programs, better known as GRAcademic, is an Educational Consultant Agency founded in 2001, dedicated to promote studies abroad for people all ages: Kids, teenagers young adults, adults and seniors seeking to succeed on today’s competitive world. GRAcademic works with a large network of distinguished institutions in the most attractive cities of the world, this advantage allows to offer a wide variety of accommodation and study options abroad; and to advise students on the program that best suits their needs, their budget and their requirements.
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Global Campus. Study Abroad, University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, The United States
The University of Minnesota is a public research university, located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. Its Learning Abroad Center is entirely dedicated to providing and organizing study, service-learning, research, work, intern, volunteer and travel experiences all over the globe. The center also strives to promote development, understanding, and responsibility in the global environment. The range of program opportunities is huge – 300 programs are made available in more than 70 countries. Programs are all different in length, level, academic focus, teaching format,... See full description.

Global Leadership Adventures

San Diego, The United States
Global Leadership Adventures is a US-based organization, established in 2004 with the mission to offer community service summer programs to teenagers. The programs created are targeted at students between the ages 14 and 18 from all over the world. The teen volunteering opportunities are organized throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America in countries like Bali, China, Costa Rica, India, Ghana, Tanzania, Thailand, etc. They are aimed at students with global awareness, who will participate in a number of cultural workshops and seminars, whilst also visiting beautiful historic sites.... See full description.

Global Learning Semesters, Inc.

Reston, The United States
Global Learning Semesters is an organization, dedicated to creating and executing innovative university-level study abroad programs, mainly for students from the United States and Canada. In the 2011-2012 academic year, the institution has been managing over 40 study abroad programs, hosted at nine foreign universities - University of Nicosia, University of Paris IV (Sorbonne), Catholic University of Paris, Parsons Paris School of Art & Design, American Business School Paris, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, London Metropolitan University, and the University of Belgrano. Global... See full description.

Hamilton College Academic Year in Spain

Clinton, The United States
Hamilton College is a private liberal arts college in Clinton, New York, United States. It was founded in 1793 and it is one of the "Little Ivies," ranked 18th in the country among National Liberal Arts Colleges. The academic year in Spain is organized by The Department of Hispanic Studies at Hamilton College, in cooperation with faculty members of Williams and Swarthmore Colleges. It is a hybrid program, offering small liberal arts-oriented classes and the chance to enroll directly in the Madrid University system. Students are also strongly encouraged to participate in the professional... See full description.

Hispanic Studies in Valencia, Spain, University of Virginia

Charlottesville, The United States
The University of Virginia is a public research university, located in in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. Its Hispanic Studies in Valencia, Spain program is aimed at students wishing to expand their knowledge in the Spanish and Latin American culture and languages. The program has been created by the University of Virginia, which also ensures the quality of the courses offered. All grades, transcripts, credits etc. earned in the UVA Hispanic Studies Program are accredited by the University of Virginia and forwarded to any other American institution of higher learning. Except for... See full description.

IES (Institute for the International Education of Students)

Chicago, The United States
IES is a Chicago-based, non-profit academic consortium, founded in 1950. It is USA’s biggest and one of the most renowned providers of study abroad programs. Each year it enrolls over 5,500 students from 185 U.S. colleges and universities, making available about 100 high-quality academic study programs and internship opportunities in 34 cities over Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, Australia, and New Zealand. The organization points the safety of students as its highest priority, for which reason it employs a full-time Dean of Students, who is responsible for creating and monitoring... See full description.

IES-- Barcelona

Chicago, The United States
IES is a US academic organization, based in Chicago and established in 1950. It specializes in the provision of study abroad programs, and takes care of the study abroad arrangements of over 5,500 students from 185 U.S. colleges. Overall, the institution offers about 100 different programs in 34 cities around the world, whilst the Barcelona program gives the opportunity to students of all language levels to experience the city, where artists like Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró have lived. The program includes two options, both of which aim to immerse students in Spanish culture and provide... See full description.

IES-- Madrid

Chicago, The United States
IES is a Chicago-based organization, offering study abroad programs to students from over 185 U.S. colleges and universities. Being one of the biggest, oldest, and most respected institutions of this kind, IES cares deeply about the safety and convenience for its students. With this in mind, the Madrid programs are organized in collaboration with Universidad Complutense in Madrid, offering a unique experience to students. They have the option to enroll either on a Semester program in Engineering or on a Language and Area Studies program; or, on a Summer course, during which they can... See full description.

IES-- Salamanca

Chicago, The United States
IES is one of the US’s most renowned organizations, specializing in the provision of study abroad programs for college and university students. It has more than 100 programs on offer, one of which is the study abroad opportunity in Salamanca, Spain. The program is carried out at the Universidad de Salamanca, which has been nicknamed the "Oxford of the Spanish World," established in 1218. Since then Salamanca has been receiving students from Spain and all parts of the world; it enrolls approximately 30,000 students annually. The city is a small, quiet one, situated on the northwestern... See full description.

Institute for Shipboard Education, Semester at Sea

Charlottesville, The United States
Semester at Sea is a study abroad program, and the only one of its kind in the world. It was created in 1963, since when the non-profit Institute for Shipboard Education has launched 100 Semester at Sea voyages, and educated more than 50,000 students from 1,500 institutions. The main idea of the program is that undergraduates, lifelong learners, faculty and lecturers live and learn together, travelling on a ship, which acts as their campus. These voyages are organized each fall and spring semesters, whilst credit earned is fully transferable by the University of Virginia. Program... See full description.
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Institute for Study Abroad Butler University

Indianapolis, The United States
The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) was established in 1988 as a not-for-profit organization. Its mission is to offer a variety of study abroad opportunities to college students as well as personal and academic support services. These are aimed at qualified US undergraduate students, who wish to earn academic credit by embarking on a study abroad program. Such options are offered in countries like Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, England, India, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Peru, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Sharjah... See full description.

International Studies Abroad

Austin, The United States
International Studies Abroad is located in Austin and follows the mission to offer high quality, cost- effective study abroad opportunities to American and Canadian college students. All classes are held in host universities in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, France, India, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Panama, Peru, South Korea, Spain, and there is an option for multi-country programs. Students can earn 3 - 42 hours of credit depending upon the length of the program. What makes ISA different from other providers is its personal... See full description.

Jacksonville University - International Education Programs (IEP)

Jacksonville, The United States
Jacksonville University (JU) is a private university in Jacksonville, Florida, offering over 70 majors and programs at the undergraduate level as well as several Master's programs. The school was founded in 1934 as a two year college. It is a member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida and is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) as well as the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Jacksonville University also has a dedicated department for International Education Programs. These include study abroad, volunteer abroad, and... See full description.

Knowledge Exchange Institute

New York, The United States
Knowledge Exchange Institute is known to provide extremely affordable, high-quality study abroad opportunities in more academic majors and minors than any other study abroad provider. The organization offers courses in foreign languages, area studies and liberal arts, while there is no foreign language requirement to apply for any program. All subjects are taught in English, although the organization highly recommends that students learn the local language of the country they are going to as well. KEI students are integrated in courses, internships and housing with students from the host... See full description.

Language Link

Peoria, The United States
Language Link is a specialized Spanish organization, established in 1988, as an Illinois corporation. It is fully focused on providing Spanish language learning through complete immersion in countries all over the world. The school partners with twenty Spanish language schools represented in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Chile and Spain. Most programs aim to provide three to seven hours of instruction daily, combined with accommodation with a local family. Language Link are extremely selective about the schools they choose to collaborate with and have two... See full description.

Lingua Service Worldwide

Huntington, The United States
Lingua Service Worldwide is an independent agency, established in 1988 with the purpose to provide various study abroad programs. The organization acts as a representative for a wide range of private foreign language schools worldwide that specialize in offering full immersion language program opportunities. Lingua Service has picked up the best schools in each country in order to ensure the quality of its service. None of the schools is owned by the agency, so they ensure that the information they provide about them is unbiased. All schools are visited and inspected by staff on a regular... See full description.

New York University

New York, The United States
New York University (NYU) is a private, research university, established in 1831. The school is located in New York City, USA, with its main campus situated in Manhattan. The school is known to be one of the largest private, nonprofit institutions of higher education in the country. NYU consists of 18 schools, colleges and institutes, and is known to house about 12,500 students. Furthermore, NYU operates study abroad facilities in London, Paris, Florence, Prague, Madrid, Berlin, Accra, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Tel Aviv, Singapore, as well as a liberal arts campus in Abu Dhabi. It plans to... See full description.

New York University Study Abroad

New York , The United States
New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian research university based in New York City. It was established in 1831, and is one of the largest private, non-profit institutions of higher education in the United States. The Study Abroad department within the institution offers undergraduate semester or academic year abroad options and freshmen abroad programs. The tradition of these began in 1958 with the founding of NYU Madrid. Since then, NYU’s offer of international opportunities has rapidly grown through the fully staffed Global Academic Centers, which are located in some of... See full description.

Sol Abroad

Austin, The United States
In Sol Abroad, Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico and Spain, you will experience the possibility of studying Spanish, living with local families, and enjoy a number of interesting cultural activities and excursions.

Sol Education Abroad

Austin, The United States
Sol Education Abroad, Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico and Spain is dedicated to the design and implementation of study abroad programs that include high-quality Spanish language and college credit classes, regular travel excursions, and a wide range of daily cultural activities. Also, it gives you the opportunity to study Spanish in some of the most interesting cities of South America an Spain. They are well known for its numerous historic neighborhoods, cafes, theatres and vibrant activity.

Spain Study Abroad

Austin, The United States
Spain Study Abroad is dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable semester, year-long, summer and individual customized study abroad programs in Spain for university students. The institution follows the mission of supporting students in developing independence and maturity by widening their knowledge and intercultural understanding. Courses are made available in Alicante, Barcelona, Sevilla, Cadiz.

Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Washington

Seattle, The United States
The Division of Spanish and Portuguese Studies within the University of Washington is dedicated to the creation and spreading of knowledge of the Spanish and Portuguese languages as well as the literatures and cultures of Spain, Portugal, Latin America and US Latinos. The NW CÁDIZ program in particular provides an opportunity for American students to live and study in Cádiz, Spain, for one semester (fall or win-spr) or a full academic year. The program is administered by the University of Washington, and operates under a formal working agreement with the University of Cádiz. It is the... See full description.

SPI Study Abroad

Austin, The United States
SPI Study Abroad is a top provider of quality summer language immersion programs for high school students. SPI programs focus on in-depth language learning, authentic foreign cultural exchange, and global leadership. Program locations are in exciting countries across the world, including China, Costa Rica, France, Spain and Italy.

Summer Institute of Hispanic Studies

Clinton, The United States
The SIHS was established in 1992 by the Directors of the Hamilton College Academic Year in Spain with the purpose to be an independently operated academic and cultural program. The principal aim of the SIHS is to immerse students into a Spanish speaking environment and integrate them as fully as possible into Spanish life and culture. The program attracts college and university students, who wish to gain an understanding of a different culture and its language. The program is organized in collaboration with the Universidad de León, has a strict adherence to a Spanish-only rule (for which... See full description.

Unity College

Unity, The United States
Unity College’s grounds were laid back in 1965 with the purpose to make a difference in people’s lives and in the natural world. Unity College consider themselves as leaders in the environmental movement, drawing their efforts on sustainability in the classroom and in the real world. The school is located on 225 wooded acres of farmland overlooking Unity Pond in the village of Unity, Maine. Number of students counts up to 500, which forms a small, friendly community. Majors offered include Art and Environment, Adventure Therapy, Biology, Captive Wildlife Care and Education,... See full description.
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About Study Abroad Programs in The United States

What’s most important to you when choosing a destination for a study abroad program?  Is it the quality of education offered in that country, the variety of programs offered by the various schools there or the level of support for international students?  Or is it more about the destination itself—its people, attractions, customs and traditions?  These are all important questions that potential study-abroad candidates must ask themselves, but regardless of your answer, odds are you won’t find a better locale for your studies than the United States.  To illustrate this, below we will discuss some of the unique features that make the U.S. such a popular locale for international students.

The Educational System

The United States is renowned for its enormous commitment to education, evidenced best, perhaps, by the more than 3,000 public and private universities located throughout the country, all of which welcome with open arms the international students who choose to study here and the obvious value they bring.  With degree offerings in everything from astronomy to zoology and all subjects in between, the United States makes it easy to follow your educational passion.

Similar to the structure at many European universities, the colleges and universities in the United States offer 3 tiers or cycles of education, beginning with the bachelor degree.  Depending on the university, bachelor degrees in the U.S., which typically take 4-5 years to earn, are available in most major fields, and with just a few exceptions, international students who earn this degree will generally qualify for an entry-level career in most professional fields should they decide to stay.

Master’s degree programs, which usually span 2-3 years, comprise the second tier of U.S. education.  To qualify, students must first earn a bachelor’s degree in a similar field, and will generally have to take a qualifying examination to demonstrate comprehension and proficiency.

Lastly, Doctorate Degrees, also known as PhD programs, are available only to those possessing a graduate level degree.  While most major universities in the U.S. offer PhD programs, the selection criteria is very strict and offered only to the most motivated and accomplished candidates.

Advanced degrees in medicine and law are also available at most major universities, but require a separate application process.

Why Study in the U.S.

As you might have suspected, with a few notable exceptions, the educational system—the degree structure and program offerings—in the U.S. is not much different than in some other countries, so why should you travel abroad to study in the United States?  Good question:

The United States is without doubt one of the most technologically advanced nations in the world and a true innovator in fields ranging from agriculture to medicine.  Its abundant supply of natural and human resources enables it serve as a global leader both politically and economically, and it consistently attracts students and businesses throughout the world for the number of academic and economic opportunities it offers.

From a cultural perspective, there is simply no country in the world that can boast the diversity of the United States.  Students who come to study here will feel welcome and accepted in all 50 states, not just in their academic pursuits, but society in general.

Whether you prefer beaches, mountains or deserts, big city life or urban tranquility, in the U.S. there is a university—and a community—for you.  Students on break from their studies can visit Hollywood and scope out their favorite celebrities, jaunt to Florida to see Disneyworld and the Epcot Center or scoot over to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon—the largest and most visually spectacular of its kind in the world.

The U.S. offers a world class education, unrivaled diversity, economic opportunity and more sights and sound than you can possibly imagine.  So the question isn’t why should you come to the United States to study abroad, but rather, why shouldn’t you.

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