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There are many possible study destinations to choose from. So why should you choose the US? Learn what you can get from an American university experience, whether personally, academically or professionally....
The US is very large and you’ll find a whole spectrum of attitudes, people, climates and cultures. There is so much to take in. In fact, most Americans don’t even leave their own state in their lifetime! America is a complicated nation due to its size and diversity of opinions, but this makes studying there a constant discovery.
“THE AMERICAN DREAM”
“The American Dream” is an idea held by Americans that anyone can start off with very little, and through hard work can elevate themselves in society. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Oprah Winfrey and Jay Z are some real-life embodiments of this “Dream”. However, you don’t have to be a superstar celebrity to achieve this dream; as an international student, you can too! Many students come to the US on their own, sometimes through scholarships, with aspirations to be educated, start their career, settle down and change their lives.
VALUE OF A US QUALIFICATION
A qualification from an American education institution is highly regarded around the world because the country’s system is so respected. Each year, American universities take the top spots in world university rankings. While the likes of Harvard, Stanford and MIT are sought out for their international reputations, these are extremely difficult to get a place at. However, the good news is that there is a whole breadth of institutions which may be a better fit for you.
SHARPEN YOUR ENGLISH SKILLS
America is one of the best study destinations to go to if you want to sharpen your English language skills. You will have to meet certain standards of English proficiency in order to be accepted on to a course initially; however, US universities will provide a lot of support to help you improve your English as you go on. Many universities offer English Language programmes in the summer specifically for this purpose.
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