Info for Studying in the U.S.
Since the 1950s, the enrollment of international students in the U.S. has climbed from 35,000 to nearly 800,000 students. Institutions that offer diversity and opportunities for interaction with other cultures often positively affect their students. International students, in this context, can make a vital contribution to American education by studying abroad. They help broaden the outlook of American students and provide a unique and valuable perspective of the world.
Given the unique advantages international students provide, it is important they have access to resources that help simplify the application process and minimize the financial burden associated with international study. However, weeding through the countless resources available can be overwhelming; the following is a simplified list of useful sites dedicated to aiding international students:
- International Student Exchange and Study Abroad Resource Center: Provides comprehensive information to international students, including advice, useful links, scholarships, grants and other information.
With endless possibilities, finding the perfect degree program is no easy task. Here are some helpful links on program availability:
- Study in the USA: A guide of English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, universities, colleges, and boarding schools in the USA and Canada.
- U.S. Journal: A site dedicated to encouraging international students to learn more about U.S. educational opportunities and international study.
Know where you are going, but don’t know how to how to get there? Don’t let money stand in your way; check out these sites for financial aid information:
- International Education Financial Aid (IEFA): A resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for international students wishing to study abroad.
- International Student Loan Center: Provides loans and financial aid to college students, including international students around the world.
Also, don’t forget to check with your institution’s financial aid office. It is there to serve the needs of its student body, and that includes you!!!
Congratulations on your decision to study in the USA and best of luck!