Have you thought about which US universities to apply to? Or where do you start the application process? Have you been overwhelmed with these decisions? So then where do you start? The simple answer to this is: Nobody knows you better than YOU. The path forward can only be laid down by YOU. Confused? Let’s break it down for you. First and most important question is: Should you study abroad at US universities? That’s such a comprehensive question with many layers. So let’s lay the foundation first and start with: What type of education are you looking for? What is the difference between the education in your country and the USA? For starters, you should expect the world’s finest education system, with outstanding programs in all fields of study. With a wide range of US universities, the higher education system offers opportunities for all. Some universities offer broad educational principles; others stress practical, employment-related skills; and a few others specialize in the arts, social sciences or technical fields. For undergraduate studies, programs of the highest quality are offered in traditional disciplines. At the graduate level, students have the opportunity to master skills while working with the top professors. You will gain valuable experience through teaching and research, while gaining access to grants towards your education. Undergraduate and graduate level research opportunities are abundant. American universities boast successful and well-known research laboratories, provide the best possible equipment and resources available to their students and are always at the forefront of technology and development. Experience in teaching and research will prove useful in your career and will give you insights into your field not possible through course work alone. With every gem, there always comes a significant price. So the next question should be: How do you pay for the education? Scholarships are available through the university, the state and even some federal institutions. Federal aid such as Stafford loans or Plus loans may not be available for international students. However, other sources of funding would be available through your U.S. embassy in the home country. Grad school funding is fairly easier to find. Check out our comprehensive post. In summary, searching for an assistantship through research or teaching will cover a portion or all of the tuition fees. The admissions department can provide accurate information into their assistantship programs and its’ requirements. With so many issues and questions to consider, we offer you the guidance you need to decide this for yourself. Intrigued? Sign up for our free consultation here.