India Today - - SMART EDUCATION / DESTINATIO­NS - —Harshita Das

The US has over 4,700 ac­cred­ited in­sti­tu­tions of higher ed­u­ca­tion. “The course flex­i­bil­ity, cut­ting-edge cur­ric­ula, in­fra­struc­ture and op­por­tu­ni­ties for re­search and work (with up to three years of prac­ti­cal train­ing for STEM­science, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and math­e­mat­ics—ma­jors) make the US a top choice,” says Bhavvna

Jolly, se­nior pro­gram of­fi­cer, Ed­u­ca­tionUSA.

Num­ber Speak From 2017 to 2018, there was a 13.8 per cent in­crease in the num­ber of un­der­grad­u­ate stu­dents from In­dia in the US. The ma­jor­ity choose de­gree pro­grammes un­der STEM. In 2018, the top five fields of study were math­e­mat­ics and com­puter sci­ence, en­gi­neer­ing, busi­ness and man­age­ment, phys­i­cal and life sci­ences, and health.

Plan Well Short­list in­sti­tu­tions that pro­vide schol­ar­ships and fund­ing. “Fam­i­lies should con­sider ap­pli­ca­tion costs and to­tal cost of at­ten­dance. Uni­ver­si­ties of­fer many types of fund­ing: merit and tal­ent schol­ar­ships, as­sist­ant­ships and fi­nan­cial aid,” says Jolly.

Af­ter Grad­u­a­tion In­ter­na­tional stu­dents are al­lowed on­cam­pus jobs for a spe­cific num­ber of hours per week. Af­ter grad­u­a­tion, they can work in their field of study from one to three years.

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