International Students Views on U.S. Education

This article is the examination of international students’ views of personal and professional value. They received these values from education in the United States. Reports showed that students’ professional outcomes are lower than their expectations. But, international students’ enrollment has increased in higher education in the United States. Students face various academic challenges, including communication with professors, other classmates, and staff.

Higher education institutes offer a high return on investment to international students. By doing this, these institutes maintain their position on top in the competitive world of education. Due to this, international students have more opportunities to study abroad.

Since countries like China are sending a considerable number of students, the migration trend of students is so shifting. Some states give visa facilities and post-graduation opportunities at more affordable tuition rates. On average private institutes cost $48,510 per year as tuition fees. But public institutes cost $37,430 as tuition fees.

Different Views on U.S. Education

Since it gives high returns both culturally and socially, a majority of the students stated that U.S. education is a good investment. Most alumni indicated that increased internationalization of U.S. campuses expanded their global. It also enhanced the student’s ability to get along with people having a different cultural background. International students stated, “our problem-solving skills improved as well as developed intercultural competencies.”

International Alumni

The vast majority of alumni come from the top five countries. These countries are India, China, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, and Nigeria. Yet, Nigerians alumni are in the majority, which split in all universities of the United States. Few Indian and Chinese alumni consider U.S. higher education is valuable.

Students on Higher Education Cost

A massive percentage noted their whole experience of graduation in the U.S. is worth the purchase. The reports show that there are high agreements on the worth of tuition fees, which is surprising related to the high cost. Additionally, graduates from India and China have a lower proportion of accords.

Only a quarter percent disagreed on the worth of education expenses in the United States. Tuition fees and living cost in U.S. universities is around $60,000 per year. Yet, it is also possible to study in the U.S.  at a much lower rate.

Views on Career Outcomes

More than 81% of international alumni said career opportunities improved by choosing the U.S. for education. U.S. and Canada secured the top position on the ability to earn after graduation. Whereas, the Strada-Gallup Alumni Survey mentioned: “among more than 5,100 U.S. graduated alumni found low levels of job satisfaction.”

The critical measure of success for international alumni is earning and securing employment. It could be either in the United States or abroad. But sixty percent of the alumni from Saudi Arabia disagrees that their wages are high. And half of the percentage stated that their job opportunities are not increasing.

International Students Living in the U.S.

Half of the students who graduated from U.S. universities within the last three years are residing in the United States until now. And seventy-five percent employed full time and eleven percent employed as part-time workers. Most successful international alumni are from the Philippines among all the nations. Besides this, eighty-three percent of Indian and Saudi Arabian alumni are also working. They are working as part-time and full-time employees.

Despite their successful education growth, they still have not been able to experience meaningful employment. The increased barriers like constant visa changes, restrictions, and delays create difficulty for international students. Due to this, they are unable to use their U.S. education in a meaningful way.

An international graduate from the U.S. mentioned, “There are not enough job prospects. Organizations are reluctant to hire international students. We are not getting the kind of opportunities for which we have worked so hard.

Some say, “Graduation degree holds more value in the native country than the United States.” Indian’s rate of unemployment in the first quarter of 2019 was 6.9 percent, which is half of the Saudi Arabian’s rate was 12.5 percent.