STUDYING IN US
The US is remains the world’s leading study destination for international students. It boasts over 150 leading universities in top University Rankings and as continued to witness a yet unparalleled record when it comes to the number of students who opt for US when it comes to studying abroad. In 2015/16, for instance, the country recorded a 7% rise from the previous year to exceed one million for the first time (reaching 1, 043, 839), according to Institute of International Education’s Open Doors report.
And it’s not just the high standard of US universities that accounts for this increase and attractiveness. Many people are attracted to this huge and incredibly varied country because it has something for everyone: bright lights, sun-kissed beaches, vast mountain ranges, and the ultra-modern feel of virtually everything. The USA has the world’s largest international student population, with over 800,000 students choosing to broaden their education and life experience in the United States. Nearly 4% of all students enrolled in higher-level education in the USA are international students, and the numbers are growing. From the mid-1950’s, when international student enrolment was only just reaching 35,000, international education in the USA has come a long way.
The US has a lot to offer: one of the most prestigious, top ranked higher education systems in the world, eclectic cities and beautiful natural parks, culture, history and a very multicultural population. The US remains the source of most of the world’s ground-breaking developments in technology, business, arts, and beyond. Below are just some of the reasons that students choose the US.
US education is recognized all over the world for its quality and unique curriculum. They focus not just on a specific major, but on other subjects such as maths and sciences, philosophy, history, and literature. Education in the “liberal arts” serves as one of the reasons students are usually so successful upon graduation: it prepares you for more than just your immediate career plan and helps you become a smarter, more thoughtful, and more successful person, able to succeed in a job in your major or thrive in some other field. It prepares you for the non-academic world, such that you might become a manager, start your own business, or accomplish anything else that interests you.
The possibilities are limitless!
US universities have a very flexible study curriculum such that students might be able to work (earn) even as they learn. International students in the US can work in a job on campus up to 20 hours a week. Most find that their time is better spent taking internships, or Curricular Practical Training, which allows students to work for university credit in a job in a related field. Nearly every university, even those not located in big cities, has employees dedicated to helping students secure internships.
All US universities also offer numerous extra-curricular activities that provide real-world job experience. This could include writing for the school newspaper, participating in science fairs, joining the debate team, and much more. The idea is to give you practical experience to hone what you learn in class. This becomes invaluable when interviewing for a job.
All US institutions have a career services department staffed with professionals focused on helping students with their CV, teaching job interview skills, and helping them find job opportunities, both during and after their studies.
The US is designed to fit all the different needs of students—thanks to its sheer size and the large number of institutions; from Huge, sprawling campuses that feel like cities to small, intimate campuses that feel like a collection of close friends, there is a perfect fit for each type of student.
In the US, there is truly something for everyone and every type of learner.
US universities, like the nation itself, is known as a great place of diversity. Classes consist of students of all ages, religions, and countries of origin—providing a stimulating and rich learning environment which encourages cross-cultural understanding and networking. Most classes contain no more than 20 students and the professors will take the time to get to know students and support their learning even outside the classroom.
To add to this is a very active social life on US campuses, with many clubs and organizations students can join that will help further career opportunities and allow interaction with students who have similar tastes and interests. The US overall is such a mix of cultures and that makes it an interesting place to study and to live.
PROCESS / PROCEDURE
The application process for US colleges and universities can be extensive and confusing, and many international students are intimidated by the number of steps required—from SATs, TOEFL and other tests, to essay writing, credential evaluation and more.
As professional and experienced consultants in the field, our range of services is sure to give you just the right head start and finishing you deserve. We look forward to helping students who, like you, are considering continuing your education in the United States.
Our processes include
Taking into consideration your academic background, financial capabilities, subjects of interest and future plans, Light Heights help you choose the destination, be it US, Canada, UK and European Countries, aligning courses and institutions that matches your personal circumstances such as academic, employment and financial background, taking into consideration your long term goals such as your long term goals such as your career aspirations.
Exam Preparations and Registrations
We can assist you in scheduling required tests, filling out application forms, scheduling the tests, giving you probable list of universities where the scores can be reported. Our experienced and expert tutors are ever-ready to teach you the ropes when it comes to acing international exams. We prepare and register our students for international exams
Assistance in preparing the application files and required documents such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, essays (Statement of Purpose) etc. is given using strategy to maximise the chances of admissions.
We’ll do the necessary follow-ups to ensure that we help you secure admissions in the shortest possible time.
Interview Preparation/Visa Counselling
Visa counselling is necessary for students because most of them they do not know what to do in the face of an interviewer. We offer visa counselling classes to help prepare our clients and students so that they could be successful at the embassy.
Our consultants are well aware of questions types of Embassies ask prospective students at the interviews. We help our clients prepare for these interviews by providing them with a number of interview preparatory sessions.
The interview preparation sessions are conducted by a trained visa counsellor who will see you through the key aspects of any interview that you may have with the High Commission or Embassy and provide you the best advice relating to the collation of the relevant documents that you need to submit along with the visa application.
These are some of the documents that you’ll need to provide.
- WAEC Certificate
- International Passport
- Financial Document
- Recommendation Letters
- Personal Statement
- Financial document
Although some courses/universities could wave them given certain considerations, most schools would require you to take and present your score for any or both of these international exams:
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
- SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
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