Study in the USA
Semester abroad in the USA
Study in the USA
The idea of studying in the United States of America is a dream come true for many young people. The numerous educational and development opportunities are so attractive to students worldwide that over 500,000 of them matriculate each year in the US. There is a wide range of university offerings, the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are flexible, and the learning environment is ideal for discovering new horizons. Course content is taught at the highest level, and English language skills will certainly improve, whatever level you’re at.
Studying in the US is the ideal choice when preparing for professional life and a competitive job market. So make your way to the land of opportunity, and fulfill your dream!
The undergraduate system in the United States is much wider-ranging and more commercial than in Germany. There are over 4,000 accredited tertiary education establishments, including Universities, Colleges (four years), Community Colleges and Technical and Vocational Colleges.
The degree qualifications on offer are equally numerous. Tertiary education enjoys a great deal of autonomy, so there are major differences in quality as regards teaching and degree qualifications.
The study system at universities is the system of bachelor’s and master’s degrees. A bachelor’s degree takes four years, and a master’s degree two years.
After that, a doctorate can be embarked upon. Postgraduate studies are divided into the Academic Master’s and the Professional Master’s degrees. All freshmen are spoiled for choice, because the course offering is very extensive and almost every course can be studied as a bachelor’s or a master’s degree. Dentistry, medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine and law are subject to different rules and are therefore referred to as Professional Studies. For international students, it is virtually impossible to get a place here. As a result, it is a much better idea to do an internship (for example, as part of the clinical traineeship) in the said fields.
The US is one of those countries where great emphasis is placed on general education as part of undergraduate studies. All students are required to attend at least a quarter of their courses in other faculties. Specialization only takes place in the last two years of bachelor’s degree studies (upper division courses) or master’s program.
The academic year varies between universities and colleges, but usually commences in early September and ends in May. It is mostly divided into two semesters of 18 weeks each (two terms).
Recent and important news
Intercultural competence: Maybe the biggest advantage of a foreign semestre. Students can collect experiences with other cultures, other educational systems and – according to kind of the foreign semestre – with foreign companies. Such experiences with employers desires.read more
Who would like to study in Germany, needs sufficient German knowledge. Therefore, international university applicants must take a linguistic exam before the registration. The study in a course of studies at a German university takes place as a rule in German.read more
The foreigners who do not own the nationality of a member state of the European Union (EU) or the European economic area (EEA) or Switzerland need for the stay in Germany for the purpose of the exercise of an employment a stay title which permits the admission of an…read more