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Education in the United States

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Undertaking education in the United States includes both a broad spectrum of study options and a great opportunity to experience new things. You get to know a new culture, you become fluent in a new language and you build memories that last a lifetime while making friends from all over the world. But before you make up your plans and start your education in the United States, it is important to have all the information you need to make the best out of your time in this country.

United States of America - Facts & Figures


Washington D.C.


American English


324 million


9.83 million km²


21 million (1 million international)

Academic Year

August - May


American Dollar ($)

Calling Code


Time Zone

UTC−4 to −12, +10, +11

What you need to know about the United States

There're many reasons why almost 100,000 international students chose the United States as their study destination. This country has one of the world’s finest university systems, with outstanding programs in almost every field.

The United States is one of the world largest countries by total area and this makes it one of the most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations.

Read more about the different types of higher education in the United States, popular cities where international students can find academic programs and practical advice for their upcoming studies.

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Last update: 02 Oct 2018

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