Why does the United States want international students to study in U.S. institutions?
The U.S. Department of State promotes the United States as the leading higher education destination for students around the world, and maintaining that position is a priority.
International students enrich U.S. universities and communities with unique perspectives and experiences that expand the horizons of U.S. and international students, and make U.S. institutions more competitive in the global economy. Additionally, the knowledge and skills U.S. and international students develop on campus prepare them to become the next generation of world leaders, who can work together across languages, cultures, and borders to solve shared global challenges.
At the 2013 EducationUSA Forum, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stated, “The international students who learn in our classrooms enrich our campuses and our country. And when the 765,000 international students who studied in the United States last year return home, the bonds that they have built here and the friendships that they have forged will last a lifetime.”
By furthering education in the United States, students come back to their home countries with a greater ability to use what they learned to further develop their nations and affect the people around them in a positive way.
To learn more about the EducationUSA program, please visit the U.S. Department of State website at https://educationusa.state.gov.
Why study in the United States?
Of the millions of students pursuing post-secondary education outside their home countries, more than one-third choose to study in the United States. Almost every year, over half a million students leave their countries to study in the U.S. Hundreds of students have left Zambia to continue their studies in the U.S. Here are a few reasons why they choose U.S. colleges and universities.
The United States has one of the world’s finest university systems, with outstanding programs in virtually all fields. At the undergraduate level, excellent programs exist in traditional disciplines as well as in professional fields. At the graduate level, students often have the opportunity to work directly with some of the finest minds in the world.
Variety of Educational Opportunities
The higher education system in the United States has something for everyone. While some U.S. colleges stress broad educational principles, others specialize in technical fields, arts and social sciences; others emphasize practical, employment-oriented fields. With over 600 major fields to choose from at over 3,000 institutions, you can usually find several from which to choose in the United States.
Why not you?
Studying in the United States involves a long and serious undertaking but will help provide invaluable experience that will help you achieve your professional and personal goals. Those goals may include professional advancements, a higher-paying job, or a greater appreciation and knowledge of the world.
For more information about the EducationUSA program in Zambia, please visit our EducationUSA Zambia Resources page or email us at EduLusaka@state.gov.