When searching for an English language program in the United States, consider your individual priorities to help locate a program that is the best fit for you.

These reasons may change over time, but they will help guide your program search. Several key priorities to think through include:

  • Why do you want to study in the United States?
  • What are your short-term and long-term goals?
  • How will you pay for your undergraduate program in the United States?
  • What kind of ESL program is best for you?
  • What program type are you interested in – U.S. college or university or independent language school?
  • What program level is a best fit for your language level?
  • How large of an institution do you prefer?
  • How easily will you adjust to your new community and environment?
  • Do you prefer living in an urban, suburban, or rural setting?
  • Would you like to live on campus or off campus?

Please download and fill out this worksheet, which will help as a guide when working through these priorities as well as when meeting with an EducationUSA adviser or U.S. university admission officer.

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