For International Students
Why study in the United States? It is a great opportunity to experience one of the finest educational systems in the world.
International students with degrees from US institutions are highly sought-after by employers. Approximately 70% of influential and lucrative positions in government, non-profit agencies, and private enterprise worldwide are held by people with American graduate degrees. More than 50% of undergraduates from US colleges and universities immediately pursue postgraduate education,while 98% of the remainder secure positions in their chosen careers within six months of graduation.
Academics in Vermont
From intensive English instruction to Ph.D. programs, higher education in Vermont includes many opportunities for international students.
• TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages), intensive English programs, and academic English.
• Two year associate degrees in several academic areas including accounting, allied health fields, criminal justice, film studies, business administration, and web development.
• Four-year bachelor degrees in all academic subjects from the liberal arts and sciences, to business and engineering and allied health fields.
• Professional progams from architecture to law.
• Many institutions offer a variety of academic research opportunities.
Higher Education Glossary
What's the difference between a college and a university? Who are undergraduate students versus graduate students? Studying in the United States can be confusing if you don't fully understand the words used in U.S. higher education. With that in mind, U.S. News has compiled a glossary of important terms specifically for international students and parents. While this list is not exhaustive, it offers a key starting point as you explore the best U.S. universities for you. Click here for the glossary.
Living on Campus
• Many campuses have full-time international advisors.
• Many schools are committed to creating "global campuses" by encouraging U.S. students to study abroad and inviting international students to be a part of their school.
• Campus dining halls often provide alternative and international menus.
• Campus safety and security is important.
• Student organizations dedicated to bringing international students together with U.S. students are active on many campuses.
• Students can participate in a wide variety of clubs, athletics, and social events on campuses.
• A safe, pristine environment.
• Easy travel to Vermont's Burlington International Airport (BTV); Massachusetts' Logan International Airport (BOS); New Hampshire's Manchester Airport (MHT); New York's Albany Airport (ALB); or Canada's Montreal Trudeau Airport -- formerly Dorval -- (YUL).
• A four-season environment where students can experience the changing colors of autumn, a fun-filled snowy winter, a lush, green spring and a warm, sunny summer. Winter temperatures fall below 0 degrees C but summer often tops 28 degrees C and spring and fall are very comfortable.
• The opportunity to enjoy charming country villages as well as small, safe, cosmopolitan cities and the cultural events they offer.
• Recreational opportunities like skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, sailing, and swimming are available throughout the state.
Note: Information adapted from the Consortium of Vermont Colleges' Guidebook 2008-2010.