U.S. colleges and universities are welcoming to international students.Colleges and universities are open to all people because they understand the value of diversity. A vibrant international student community benefits everyone, including domestic and international students, because it leads to a cross-cultural exchange of ideas and increases understanding of other cultures.
The number of international students in the United States of America exceeded one million for the first time in 2015-16, according to the Institute of International Education (IIE). At 1,043,839, the number of international students represents 5.2% of the total U.S. student population.
The way things work in the U.S.A. can be quite different than what you are used to. But with a little knowledge of the basic differences, you can get accustomed to it quickly.
Most U.S. colleges and universities require international students to demonstrate that they are capable of reading, writing, speaking and understanding English as part of the college admissions process. This usually involves achieving at or above a specified minimum score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or another English language proficiency test.