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Study and Play’s Top Five Reasons Why American Colleges are Awesome

Everyone loves America!

With its amazing history, culture and people it’s not hard to see why the United States is one of the most visited places in the world. From the bright lights of New York to the picturesque mountains of Colorado…there really is something for everyone!

What some people don’t realise is, the U.S. is an excellent place to get an education and develop your sporting career. We wanted to outline just a few reasons why America is not just a great place for tourists, it’s also an important option for potential students.

Study and Play’s Top Five Reasons Why American Colleges are Awesome

International Reputation

Did you know that the United States has some of the highest-ranking universities in the world? Whilst many of the world’s most prestigious universities are located in the USA, the fact is that almost all degrees attained from U.S. institutions are internationally recognised and therefore provide a great way to kick start your career!

Innovation in Classrooms

The United States is one of the global leaders in technology innovation. Many universities recognise the importance of using new technology in the classroom. You may experience online classes, computer-based tests, state-of-the-art facilities, and access to lab resources…not to even mention their sporting facilities.

Campus Life Experience

Students in the States often live on-campus, this means it creates a community atmosphere and can be a great way to make friends. You also will have access to facilities like dining halls, gyms, study rooms, and more when you live on campus. This is the place where you will make your lifelong friends.

Study Flexibility

The US college system stresses the importance of a broad education. This means you may be required to take courses in multiple subjects while taking classes specific to your degree. These courses can help you practice different skills, discover new interests, and most importantly—learn new things! Unlike in Australia, it’s possible to study studying in the USA with these elective subjects before deciding on your major course of study!

Cultural Diversity

The U.S. is a top destination for international students. Build relationships with people from around the world and begin to grow your global network! This is a chance to experience and learn about more than one culture in one place. They are always looking to welcome international students and one of the ways they seek to do this is through sport and study!

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An Aussie's Transformative
US College Journey

By Study & Play Director, Chris Bates