Finding a College as an International Student

There are so many reasons to study abroad. Earning your degree in a foreign college allows you to view different cultures, become fluent in a new language, and add a new skill set to your resume as your earn your degree. Yet, earning a degree internationally poses a unique set of challenges as you work to find the right college for you. If you’re a student wanting to travel to the United States to study, use these helpful resources available to you when finding a college.

The U.S. Department of State and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs both back Education USA. This program provides helpful information to international students looking for a college in the US. Education USA also connects students with helpful resources in their country where they can consult advisors about studying in America.

Check out College Board to use their MatchMaker Tool that helps students search for US colleges based on location, curriculums, financial aid, and specific admission requirements unique to international students.

The Federal Student Aid website will help international students finance their college career in America. There are specific requirements for non-citizens to obtain financial aid towards your degree. Students will also learn more about the standardized testing required to earn their degree internationally.

Students planning on coming to the US to obtain their college degree will need to apply for a student visa. Visit the U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs to find out everything you need to know about obtaining a student visa.

Earning a degree internationally holds many benefits that make the extra effort well worth it. Be sure you have all the proper documentation before earning your degree, and use these helpful resources to guide you towards the best US college for you.

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