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Is Studying in the U.S. Worth it?

There was a time when the U.S. education experience spoke for itself. Why wouldn’t you want to study in the U.S.?

But times have changed. Today’s international student has more options than ever when it comes to studying overseas. With the knowledge economy, employers often value skills over a diploma’s pedigree, and students are also wising up to that evolution. When it came to “value,” some students might think the U.S. comes up short, especially when it comes to jobs and career pathways.

At Interstride, we pride ourselves on keeping a finger on the pulse of what international students are thinking. Through this groundbreaking, survey-based research report, we capture student sentiment — about their goals, their university career centers, even their confidence – during a critical post-pandemic period. The better we understand the international students, the better we can do our jobs.

Highlights from the report include:

  • Why students choose the U.S. and their goals for studying here
  • University and personal resources most relied on by international students
  • Biggest challenges faced by international students
  • Student sentiment on the value for their education
  • Recommendations for higher-ed admins and leaders

About the author

Anna Esaki-Smith is Co-Founder of Education Rethink, a global research consultancy that provides advice on international strategies to higher education institutions, private companies, and governmental organizations. Anna specializes in helping universities develop and maximize their global outreach activities including international student recruitment, partnership development, content creation, and global branding. She is also a contributor to Forbes.com, covering education and workforce trends. She previously worked at UC Berkeley, the British Council, and EF Education First, and has been based in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Paris, and currently in New York.

Some of our partners

Our diverse partner portfolio includes large public institutions, private universities, liberal arts colleges, and other prestigious programs.

Join us on Wednesday, Apr 13, 2 PM Pacific / 5 PM Eastern for a discussion with Anna about the research report!


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