Information For Parents

U.S. higher education institutions are known worldwide for the quality of their programs, faculty, and facilities. As an investment in your child's future, a U.S. degree or education experience offers excellent value. 

The U.S. higher education system offers unparalleled choice to international students in the types of institutions, academic and social environments, entry requirements, degree programs, and fields of study that are available. Students can choose from a variety of academic areas, from the humanities to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). U.S. institutions continue to lead in terms of the breadth of academic specializations and research opportunities they offer. National and regional accreditation systems ensure that U.S. institutions maintain high academic standards.
 
The number of international students studying in the United States continues to increase each year. U.S. institutions welcome international students because international students bring diverse perspectives and experiences to campus to share with their classmates and community. Campus international student support services help students adjust to their new academic and social environments. With more than 4500 nationally and regionally accredited institutions in the United States, international students have many choices regarding the institution type and location that is the best fit for them and where they will thrive and reach their academic and long-term goals.
 
Through preparation and planning, study in the United States is possible. EducationUSA advisers help students research their options and understand application requirements. A wide range of tuition, fees, and living costs make study in the United States financially possible for many international students. Additional opportunities for limited on-campus employment help students defray living costs, while internship experiences can provide practical work experience. 

Good to Know

Students need to plan to take admissions tests at least 12 months in advance of the intended start date for studies in the United States.