Admission Scenario in India
With very limited seats available in good universities and the never ending list of applicants, where does one go when a score of even 91% doesn’t take you to your desired course/college?
Situation is ironically the same across Engineering, Medical, Commerce, Humanities, and other professional courses. Some of us change our course choices and eventually our career preferences. And, many who can afford high capitation fees opt for private institutions which survive on low infrastructure, low education quality, and negligible job prospects. We all must have heard of such experiences where even after paying high capitation fee candidates have landed up in compromised jobs!
If your dream talks – the best education, the best available degree in the subject of your choice and the best employment possible, aspiring for the world’s top and leading universities is the take.
Why Join a US University/College?
With a multitude of destinations to choose from to study abroad, the decision has always been an intricate one. But isn’t it always a prerogative to be able to reach out to the best amongst the lot!
A prestigious educational institution is a dire need of every student aspiring to study in a country not native to him/her. And the United States has always topped the list with its finest university education system. As per the Institute of International Education, America is the top choice of study abroad destination for international students. Almost 700,000 international students are enrolled in US colleges and universities and almost 60% of international students in the United States come from Asia.
How would a US university listed on your resume contribute to your career?
A large number of students who pursue higher education outside their home country choose an American university for its best-in-class education system. Graduating from the US would simply mean that you have advanced the linguistic skills and have already dealt with and evolved strong out of cultural variations. Studying in the US just doesn’t give you tangible degrees and certificates, it speaks scads about your personality that has managed to cope with language, cultural, and social differences. Living and studying in another country—especially where your language isn’t spoken—is an arduous task that requires endurance and determination, and a positive attitude. Sometimes, these characteristics are more influential than your degree.
“Global graduates possess skills which are relevant across International contexts. They have life experience, are willing to engage and learn from different cultures, and understand the global nature of business. Global graduates regularly and constructively use technology to enable communication and action.”
– International Labor Organization
Advantages of studying in the US
- Academic Excellence: US has the World’s finest post-secondary educational system, which is globally acclaimed. It is far more advanced and different than the rest of the countries. With integrated programs in traditional disciplines as well as professional fields, US proclaim academic excellence that is unmatched. US Universities spend $20,000 per year on each student compared to $7,225 in Britain, $11,572 in Australia, $12,217 in Canada.
- World-Class Colleges and with Cutting-Edge Technology: US Universities are leaders in high quality education and are at the forefront of technology. US Universities have outstanding facilities like-intricate, libraries and laboratories, which are fully equipped to help students study well.
- Diversity and Flexibility: With over 4,600 institutions to choose from, US has become the only country to offer the most flexible and expansive study options. Some colleges offer broad-based education like Liberal Arts education, while others provide specialized programs, and some others provide vocational or technical degrees. The academic program provide students with a variety of course and at the same time gives them the freedom to design their major / programs of study, switch fields and petition specific courses. Independent study is also available in US University to suit the individual needs.
- Hands-on Training: Co-operative educational programs, internship and practical training opportunities provide valuable practical experience to student’s academic profile. These programs offer financial assistance and enhance career prospects for students.
- Global Acceptability: US degrees are recognized and sought after by employers worldwide. The long-term career prospect of a student are enhanced as studying in the US boosts and develops one’s self-confidence, individual thinking and cross-cultural communication skills.
- Campus Diversity: All educational institutions in US seek the presence of International students in order to provide cultural diversity and enrichment on their campuses. Students from 160 countries study in the US Universities.
- Support Services: Most Universities in US have a dedicated office/help desk for International Students and Services which can provide a variety of services ranging from campus orientation to assistance in resume preparation. Personal and career counselling services are also available to help students in need.
- Financial Assistance: Scholarships, fellowships and assistantships are available for eligible International students. They are also eligible to work for 20 hours a week to partially meet their expenses.
- Practical Experience: Opportunities to spend an additional year in US to earn valuable, relevant work experience are also available for all the International students. In Science and Technology department, the students have 29 months (2 and half years) for gaining practical work experience (called OPT) after completing studies.