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Three Things to Consider Before Taking a Study Abroad United States Program

Updated on January 2, 2013

So you have finally decided to take a study abroad United States program. Hooray! and congratulations for having made a good choice. Thing is, now that you have decided where to take a bachelors degree (or post graduate program); where exactly in the United States is best to take your program? Among the many universities offering the program, where is it best for you?

The decision is entirely yours, just consider three things.

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One, your major or field of concentration should be the focal point. Research on what university has a good program on your intended concentration. Take Harvard if you like Law or you’d pursue medicine. California Tech, is best for IT related courses. Do some research and make the most of your study abroad United States experience.

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Second, your budget should be given a look as well. Be familiar with the tuition rates, scholarly needs, board and lodging expenses, and the likes as per university you are considering. It is best to have a clear financial view of one’s education.

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Lastly, yourself, do you really see yourself being an Ivy Leaguer? Or would you rather prefer Caltech, University of Chicago or MIT? These are also world renowned and highly acclaimed. Being part of a university or college is a lifelong attachment. Which among these universities are you quite attracted? Having a personal affiliation to an institution increases the likelihood of enjoying your stay (and persevering in trying times), so better give this a thought. To take study abroad United States program, after all, is an adventure of a lifetime. So better ask your guts before diving in.

To help you decide even better; here is a list of universities in the country that offers a study abroad United States program, as geographically categorized. Get to know them to help you decide where to spend the next few years of your life!

Northeast

Harvard University; Yale University; MIT; Princeton University; Brown University; Boston University; Dartmouth College; Tufts University; Brandeis University; University of Massachusetts, University of Connecticut; Boston College; Northeastern University; Smith College; University of Vermont; Columbia University; University of Pennsylvania; Cornell University; Carnegie Mellon University ; New York University; University of Pittsburgh; Pennsylvania State University ; University of Rochester ; Stony Brook University ; Rutgers; University of Notre Dame ; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; City University of New York; Yeshiva University ; Drexel University ; Lehigh University; University at Buffalo SUNY;

Midwest

University of Chicago ; University of Michigan ; Northwestern University ; University of Wisconsin-Madison ; University of Illinois ; Washington University in St Louis; Purdue University ; University of Minnesota ;Case Western Reserve University ; Ohio State University; Indiana University, Bloomington ; Michigan State University ; University of Iowa ; University of Cincinnati ; Iowa State University; Illinois Institute of Technology ;Loyola University Chicago; University of Kansas; University of Missouri; University of Nebraska

South

John Hopkins University ; Duke University ; University of Texas at Austin ; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Georgia Institute of Technology ; Rice University ; University of Maryland, College Park; University of Virginia ; Vanderbilt University ; Texas A&M University ; University of Florida ; Wake Forest University ; University of Miami ; North Carolina State University ; Tulane University ; Virginia Polytechnic Institute ; University of Alabama ; University of Georgia ; Florida State University ; University of Tennessee ;University of Delaware ; University of Houston ; University of Kentucky ; University of South Carolina ; Virginia Commonwealth University ; William & Mary ; George Washington University; Howard University; Georgetown University; University of Oklahoma;

West

Caltech; Stanford University; UCLA; Berkeley; University of California, San Diego; University of Washington; University of California, Santa Barbara; University of California, Davis; University of Southern California; University of California, Irvine; University of California, Santa Cruz; University of California, Riverside; University of Arizona ; University of Colorado at Boulder ; University of Utah ; Washington State University; Arizona State University ; Colorado State University ; University of New Mexico ; University of Oregon


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      Kitty Criston 

      5 years ago

      Interesting Hub! I appreciate your work... Keep up :)

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      Chetan Jariwala 

      5 years ago from San Jose

      nice list.. thanks

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