Why Study in the United States?

Why Study in the United States?

November 6, 2019 19 By Stanley Isaacs


[Swish Sound and Upbeat Music] Rebecca Konowicz: What I’ve noticed is students
are really attached to the breadth of opportunity, everything from the choices in the diversity
of universities, there’s just over 4,000 to the breadth on a campus. They can double major.
The can have a major with multiple minors. They can start pursuing their master’s degree
while working on their undergraduate degree. So there’s a lot of variety within the thousands
of different universities. So that breadth is what students I had spoken with have become
really attracted to the United States. Geoffrey Khaminwa: The liberal arts format
which they have here provides a lot of opportunity. And you don’t have to rush into any career,
or you, you don’t have to study anything from the word go. You get a chance to sit back
and take in a lot of different things before you, you make your final choice. Viktoria Kolesnikova: US education allows
students to not only select the courses that best address their academic interest, it also
gives them time to figure out what they’d like to study and who they’d like to become
and really accomplish their academic dream. So you don’t really need to select your major
when you’re fourteen and then get really set on that career. Especially the system of GE,
General Education, at the undergraduate level, it allows student the flexibility to choose the
courses, the flexibility to choose the sequence. Raquel Winchester: The fact that they actually
offer like so many like diverse programs that I would like to get into that just aren’t
available in Trinidad or for most of the Caribbean. They just aren’t there. And also, I looked
at the UK but they don’t allow you to double major. And America does. So that’s why I’m
here. [Laughs]. Amel Berbash: US is famous for, they have
very good schools. They have a very nice education system. The programs they offer, there’s a
wide variety of programs. I mean, there’s more a chance here to get the, the education
of the program that you want. And you can also have the opportunity to customize the
program. Which is not this option is not actually available in other schools, for example UK
or Australia. Supriya Kumar: I had been through an Indian
system before, as well as a British system before that. So I had kind of gotten a sense
of what the secondary level of that education system might be like. And I really enjoyed
being in an American high school where classes were more open, more conversational-based.
And I think that was probably one of the biggest assets and one of the things I wanted in my
secondary education. Dr. Kristin Williams: Well, of course the
US has always been known as the top destination for study because of its academics, not just
the quality of the academics, but the breadth of what’s available. There’s fields of study
that simply aren’t offered anywhere else. Robert Arcangel: Certainly, the education
system in the United States is, is excellent. There’s a whole bunch of different types of
schools that give international students a lot of options. We have large schools, small
schools, private schools, state schools, schools by the beach, schools in the mountains, put
schools in the big city. East Coast, West Coast, middle of the US, there’s definitely
a lot of options for international students. So I think that’s a big draw. Some students
may decide that they’d go study in a big city like [Inaudiable South Philidelphia?] or go
study on the West Coast, be by the beach. So certainly I think that that is a big draw
in addition to the idea that the education system in the United States is very, very
good. Camilo Zambrano: Higher education in the US
is one of the prime services that the country has to offer. And there’s no doubt that faculty
from all over the world want to be at American Universities because of funding, because of
reputation, because of the specialization of the programs that are offered. And so you
get people from around the world teaching and researching at centers in the US. Long Nguyen: The United States has very good
strong business programs here. That’s why it made me want to go to study outside of
Vietnam, specifically in the United States. Juan Camilo Tamayo: One of the reasons we
want to be here in the United States is we’re always, we’re trying to look for being the,
the world leaders. And when we are back home we are reading these books written by a lot
of US professors. And we, we are encouraged to study back home with these professors.
So we have a choice, whether we read the books with different professor back home, or we
go to those colleges where those professors are teaching and they’re writing those books
at the same time. So I think we, as international students we want to be very successful. And
we want to bring that infrastructure back into the home countries that we are from.
So, that’s one of the visions I think, that international students have, is going to the
US, get the best that you can, and then come back home and bring that infrastructure back.
So I think that’s the number one reason. Taer Alomran: The United States is known to
lead in the education category. So that’s one of the major initiatives that I wanted
to come here. Basically I thought it would enhance my knowledge and better my future. And the opportunities will be vast for me in the future. Ramy Faragalla: The atmosphere of of creativity
that is, that is always you know encouraged, and open thinking, and, and all these ideas
you can, you could do, you could do so much and you know, with it. And you have a lot
of power when you, when you, you know when you finish. When you finish out you know come
you back to your own country you are treated as, as, you know, more, more experienced.
You become a person with experience, with, with stature, with a vision, with entrepreneurial
ideas. Fanta Aw: Whenever we ask students how did
you come to choose an American institution, the most common answers that we get from them
has to do with the comprehensive experience that they get in American institutions. A
lot of students, once they determine that they’re going on to pursue whether it is undergraduate
studies or graduate studies, are looking for programs that are going to help them connect
the theory to the practice and are really looking for programs that are going to allow
them to have an experiential education. And I think American universities are known for
a real emphasis on experiential education. Erick Hyde: I find a lot of students, no matter
which institution it is, they have students who have come to that institution because
they can find a program that they love and that they’re passionate about that they can’t
find anywhere else in the world. [Soft Upbeat Music]