The USA has the world’s largest international student population, with more than 1,000,000 students choosing to broaden their education and life experience in the United States. Nearly 5% of all students enrolled in higher-level education in the USA are international students, and the numbers are growing. The Education System in the USA is one of the most diverse education systems in the world.
Benefits of studying in the US
Whether you ultimately plan to immigrate to America, or to return home to work, earning a degree in the United States will expand your career opportunities. The experience of working and studying abroad alone will make you a more desirable job candidate, especially if you’re applying to a global company.
While studying, international students can take advantage of internships and work experience to gain real-world experience in their fields. While studying in the US, you’ll also get the opportunity to network with fellow students, academics and professionals. This networking will help you to build relationships for when you graduate and start moving into the job market.
Work while studying
Your US student visa allows you to work on-campus up to 20 hours per week when school is in session and full-time during school break periods (up to 40 hours per week). On-campus employment is defined as work that takes place on campus, or at an off-campus location that is affiliated with the school.