Define Your Priorities

When searching for a short-term program in the United States, consider your individual priorities to help locate a program that is the best fit for you. Your priorities may change over time, but they will help guide your short-term program search. There are several key questions you should answer: 

  • 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 short-term program in the United States?
  • Which kind of short-term program is best for you?
  • Are you looking for a short-term program that leads to professional certification?
  • Are you interested in executive education to enhance existing skills and qualifications?
  • 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?
  • Do you want to participate in clubs, sports, or other activities?

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