Global Education and Experience in an international setting is a marketable commodity that enhances a student’s long-term career prospects and develops self-confidence.
The United States is the number one destination for international students seeking higher education abroad. The U.S. hosts more international students than any other country in the world. Of the 1.2 million students pursuing postsecondary education outside their home countries, more than one-third choose to study in the United States. The U.S. higher education system has an international reputation for academic excellence and delivers world class quality programs. An increasing number of students from various fields look towards the USA to fulfill their academic ambitions as the diversity and range of educational opportunities available in the United States is unparalleled. International students who choose to study in the US have almost unlimited study choices. International students who successfully complete their US study are highly sought after by employers worldwide as they receive industry relevant education that helps them stay abreast with changes in the global economic and social environment.
Moreover, US Universities attract world renowned faculty and are at the forefront of research and technological development and thus students can look forward to an opportunity to work directly with some of the finest minds in the world. The US concept of diversity – which includes race, religion, ethnicity, gender, nationality and sexual orientation in both, student and faculty recruitment – ensures that students from all parts of the world thrive in a non-discriminating environment. U.S. universities pride themselves on being at the forefront of technology and educational techniques and, in making available to their students the best possible equipment and resources.
The United States is the number one destination for international students seeking higher education abroad.
The U.S. hosts more international students than any other country in the world. Of the 1.2 million students pursuing postsecondary education outside their home countries, more than one-third choose to study in the United States.
American children start school at the age of five. The first year at school is called kindergarten. The second year at school is considered the first year of primary school and is referred to as first grade. Primary school most commonly consists of five years, which takes them from the first through to the fifth grade.
Upon completion of the fifth grade (the last year of primary school), American children advance to secondary school. Secondary school consists of a total of seven years, referred to as sixth through twelfth grades. The ninth through twelfth grades are most commonly referred to as high school. The 9th grade is the Freshman year, the 10th grade is the Sophomore year, 11th – the junior high and the 12th – the senior high.
Students who have completed high school and would like to attend college or university must attend what is referred to as an undergraduate school. These are schools that offer either a two-year degree (called an associate degree) or a four-year degree (called a bachelors degree) in a specific course of study called a major. All students are required to select (or declare) a major by their second year at school. In a Bachelors program, the first year students are referred to as Freshmen, second year is the Sophomore, third year – the Junior year and the fourth is the Senior year.
Graduate degrees in the USA are what we refer to as post graduate studies in India. Students who have obtained a bachelor’s degree can continue their education by pursuing one of two types of degrees. The first is a master’s degree. This is usually a two-year degree that is highly specialized in a specific field. Students are sometimes admitted to a master’s degree program only if they have a bachelor’s degree in a closely related field. However, there are many exceptions to this, such as with students who want to pursue a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree. The second is a professional degree in areas such as medicine, pharmacy and dentistry. Students who want to advance their education even further in a specific field can pursue a doctorate degree, also called a PhD. A PhD degree can take between three and six years to complete, depending on the course of study chosen, the ability of the student, and the thesis that the student has selected.