USA

Why choose to study in the USA?

The USA is a top university destination choice for study abroad and hosts more international students than any other country in the world. Here are a few reasons why you should choose to study in the USA:

World renowned education

US degrees are recognized around the world for their academic excellence and enhanced learning experiences. American universities include many prestigious institutions that are respected globally. In the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities:

  • 16universities in the USA are ranked in the world’s top 20 universities
  • 52US universities are ranked the top 100 universities worldwide
  • 77American universities ranked the best 200 universities in the world

Getting an American degree is the key to a successful future. The connections you make and the many work experience opportunities will open the door to a prosperous and rewarding career.

Academic choice and flexibility

The USA has one of the world’s best university systems, offering flexible education opportunities at over 4,000 institutions. With Global Pathways, there are routes to bachelor’s degrees for both high school and undergraduate (transfer) applicants, and graduate student options leading to fast-tack master’s degrees, graduate certificates, and prestigious MBAs.

Bachelor’s degrees in the USA include core courses, such as math, history, literature, and communications in the first 2 years. This gives a broad-based knowledge across many disciplines – essential for competing in the global workplace. American curricula are flexibly designed to allow students to change their ‘major’ after 1 or 2 years. There is a huge choice of elective courses so students can tailor their degree to their interests and strengths.

It is also common for students to change university after 2 years of study in the USA, or to transfer into a US university after studying in another country. It’s not necessary to complete all 4 years at the same institution in order to get a degree from there. This flexibility means students can improve their grades for transfer to a more selective institution.

Career preparation

There will be many opportunities for you to gain practical, career-related experience during your US university studies. Cooperative (co-op) education and internship programs are widely available and often integrated into program curricula to make it easy for you to build up your resume before graduation. Our prime locations provide access to thousands of student internship opportunities at hundreds of companies every year.

Global Pathways partner universities provide top-ranking career and internship programs, with average student employment rates of more than 90% within 6-9 months of graduation.

Optional Practical Training

Studying on an F-1 visa also allows you to gain temporary employment authorization through Optional Practical Training (OPT), either during or immediately following your degree studies. Through OPT, you can work:

  • up to 12 months full-time per degree level (e.g., bachelor’s, master’s) completed in the USA, or
  • up to 29 months per degree level if you complete a STEM degree (science, technology, engineering or mathematics)

Many of these opportunities are paid, allowing you to start paying down the cost of your US education soon after graduation.

Experiencing a different culture

Studying in the USA and exploring a culture different from your own will help you gain essential life skills such as improving your confidence, communication and social skills. You can choose to travel around, see world famous attractions and immerse yourself in the American culture and language.

Joining Global Pathways will ensure that you meet fellow students from all over the world and you will be learning about other cultures as well as sharing aspects of your culture with your international friends.

Going to university in the USA will broaden your horizons, introduce you to new ways of thinking and will help you gain those important skills you need to pursue a successful future.

Read our students’ stories to find out what other students thought of their US experience.

 

WHAT DOCUMENTS NEED FOR ADMISSION AND I20

  • Filled Application Form
  • Copy of International Passport or ID. (minimum valid for one years)
  • Copy of Higher Secondary School Certificate (with subject details)(attested)
  • Photo
  • Resume update
  • Recommendation letter

 

WHICH INSTITUTE WE REPRESENT

  1. EASTERN MINNESOTA UNIVERSITY
  2. GOLDENGATE UNIVERSITY
  3. IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY
  4. IGLOBAL UNIVERSITY
  5. MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY
  6. CARSON NEWMEN UNIVERSITY
  7. OHIO VALLEY UNIVERSITY
  8. MOUNT ALOYSIUS COLLEGE
  9. ST NOVERTS COLLEGE
  10. WALLA WALLA UNIVERSITY
  11. Alderson Broaddus University
  12. Arizona State university
  13. California state university
  14. Concord University
  15. kings college
  16. Pierce College
  17. Portland state university
  18. Saint Michel College
  19. Sun diego state university
  20. University of Arkansas
  21. University of Cincinnati
  22. University of Minnesota
  23. University of Nevada Reno
  24. university southern California
  25. west virginiaweslyan college
  26. western washington university
  27. Brrokley university
  28. Lowa university
  29. Northwestern university
  30. University of Hawai’i at Mañoa
  31. virginia university
  32. Elgin Community college
  33. everett community college
  34. Lakeland college
  35. Lasell college
  36. michigan state university
  37. Montana state university
  38. seatle college
  39. Colorada university
  40. Dixie State University
  41. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse