Starting a degree is a big, exciting step, and deciding to study abroad in
America is even more so. According to the Institute of International
Education (IIE), a huge number of international students choose to study in
the United States. Some of the key reasons include academic excellence,
cultural diversity and a wealth of career opportunities. Read on for our
top benefits of studying abroad in the USA.
Why study abroad in the USA?
American higher education system has a world-class reputation for top-quality degree programs that
offer students plenty of choice. Wherever your interests lie, you’ll be
able to find the perfect course, many of which are not available in many
other countries. US degrees are also recognized and respected around the
world – a popular reason for students choosing to study abroad in America.
The USA is known for its diversity – the population is comprised of many
different nationalities, languages and cultures. When you study abroad in
the US, you’ll meet people from all over the world. You’ll learn alongside
both American students and other international students like you. Mixing
with people from different backgrounds is a great way to develop your
communication skills, tolerance and cultural awareness. For many students
studying abroad, it’s the first time they’ve lived outside their home
nations. While every country has its own distinct culture, the USA is made
up of a variety of cultures. America celebrates difference, making it one
of the most exciting, friendly countries in the world.
Support systems for international students
Many international students choose to study in the USA. Consequently,
American universities tend to have strong support systems in place, to help
you settle into the country and its style of education. You can speak to a
member of Baylor University’s international support staff whenever you need
to. They will help you not only with academic queries but also day-to-day
tasks such as using the public transport system, buying groceries for the
first time, or budgeting for your time at university.
Career opportunities are one of the biggest benefits of studying in the USA
for international students. Whether you plan to immigrate or to return home
after graduation, studying in the United States will enhance your career
options. International students at American universities can take advantage
of internships and experiential learning to provide them with real-world
experience in their fields. This will also give you the opportunity to
build relationships with potential employers.
Unique campus life
Unlike institutions in many countries, American universities offer
on-campus accommodation. Living on campus is a great opportunity to mix
with other students; communities are formed and friendships made. College
towns offer a variety of activities to enjoy when you're not studying,
including restaurants and coffee shops, shopping, and live music and
theater performances. You’ll also find plenty of on-campus extracurricular
activities and clubs and organizations to pursue your interests including
sports, dance, chess and many more.
5 benefits of studying in Texas
The Lone Star State of Texas is a popular part of America, where you’ll
find southern hospitality both in rural areas and in the lively
metropolitan cities. Waco's location makes it easy to take a weekend trip
to Dallas, Austin, San Antonio or Houston to experience each city's own
Food and entertainment
Foodies will feel at home in Texas – you’ll find a range of culinary
delights, from local Texas BBQ and Tex-Mex fare to menus from all around
the world. The state is also an international music hub and nearby Austin
is known as the “Live Music Capital of the World” – there’s something for
Leading state for technology
The country’s second largest state, Texas is home to 50 of the top Fortune
500 companies in the United States, and is the top exporter and leader in
many industrial sectors including agriculture, computers, biomedical,
petrochemicals, and aerospace. Due to the growing costs of living in
Silicon Valley, hundreds of major tech companies – for example, Oracle,
Dropbox, and Tesla – have migrated their enterprises to Texas.
Texas is known for its diverse climate. It ranges from semi-arid to arid in
the west and subtropical in the east. The clearest skies can be seen in
this part of America, with mild winters and hot summers. The warm weather
means that students at Baylor University can enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle all year long.
Start your study abroad journey with Baylor
Your pathway to a degree at Baylor University
Our International Study Center offers
pathways to many degree programs at Baylor University. Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate, and
whatever your interests, we can help you achieve your American degree.
Our programs are designed for you to progress to degree study at Baylor. At
the International Study Center, you’ll gain the study skills, English
language level, and subject knowledge to study a range of degrees. Our
dedicated staff will help you settle into life and studies in the US, so
you can focus on enjoying campus life and achieving your goals.
The International Study Center
Moving abroad and starting higher education is a big step, which is why
many students choose to begin their transition at the
International Study Center. Our experienced team will make sure you are happy, safe and have access
to an excellent education at the International Study Center.