Why study USA?
With a population of nearly 327 million people, and spanning six time zones, America is the world’s third largest country. It is composed of 50 states, one federal district, and five major self-governing territories. Bordered by Mexico and Canada, the US covers 3.8 million square miles, which makes it only slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Consistently named as one of the world’s richest countries and 1st destination for students the US offers many opportunities for international students.
Due to its vast land mass, the terrain and climate are both varied. One will find beautiful sandy beaches, rugged snowy mountains, hot barren deserts, and modern metropolitan cities. There are higher education institutions across the country, meaning that one will be able to study in the perfect environment. The US is a leading political, cultural and scientific force internationally, and has been at the forefront of many modern discoveries and developments.
With around 4,500 higher education institutions, all providing world-class degree programs, it is no wonder that just over 1.1 million international students choose the US as their study destination each year. Higher education is delivered in institutions referred to as colleges, which are split into two main types. Public colleges are state-funded, have lower tuition fees and a larger capacity for students. Private colleges are funded by donations, tuition fees and grants, meaning that they have higher tuition fees, but fewer students.
Many of the colleges or universities in the US are leaders in numerous ranking tables. This means that a qualification earned at a US institution will be highly regarded by employers worldwide. In the 2019 QS World University rankings, the US has 5 institutions in the top 10. It also occupies 33 spots in the top 100. The highest ranked university is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which takes first place. It is followed by Stanford University and Harvard University in second and third place respectively.
In general Students from countries like Nepal, the cost of living may vary from $4000 to $9000. It is assumed that students will live in shared Apartments, Live out of Campus and have less Telephone bills and other expenses are at bay. Most of (nearly) all expenses can be met while working on campus Jobs.
The hourly pay for on Campus jobs Pay from $5.15 to $15 per hour. Foreign Students can work for 20 hours per week and 40 hours per week during summer. Students may be allowed to work out of campus (Internship) after nine months of their arrival at the university.