The leader in higher education
The United States has the most top-ranked universities in the world.
Across the world, international students and prospective employers still look to the U.S. as the #1 leader in higher education.
Global employers greatly value a U.S. degree thanks to the country’s innovative, career-focused approach to education through internships, co-op programs and hands-on, experiential learning in the university classroom.
Optional Practical Training
The U.S. government’s Optional Practical Training (OPT) program offers international graduates with a degree in a STEM discipline (science, technology, engineering or math) the opportunity to stay and work in the U.S. for up to three years. Participating in the OPT program gives graduates a significant advantage when searching for permanent employment in the U.S. and abroad.
Learn more about STEM degree programs at our U.S. university partners:
We’ll help you transition to your life in the U.S.
We recognize the challenges students face when leaving their home country and culture. The caring and knowledgeable GSSP support staff will be in regular communication with each student prior to their arrival in the U.S.
Hear from our students
- Junyoung Kim, South Korea, Undergraduate GSSP: Computer Science
“The GSSP helped me adapt to university. The professors helped me build my confidence and my American roommate helped me practice my English.”
- Jenil Patel, India, Undergraduate GSSP: Engineering
“As an international student, it’s normal to feel culture shock. The GSSP staff go above and beyond; they will do everything in their power to help you.”
What’s Happening in the GSSP Blog?
On this edition of student in focus, we bring you the stories of Mariana and Mei Ling, both, Mariana and Mei Ling are current FAU students and they share with us the many reasons why they decided to join FAU and enroll in two of FAU’s very popular programs. Check out their story below:
Richard Bland College of William and Mary puts student success first. As one of the top college destinations in Virginia, students receive personalized support from the learner mentors who will accompany them from day one of their journey at RBC. Learn more about student success at RBC from two international students from Vietnam who are […]
A wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, social activities, extra-curricular and volunteer opportunities as well as research opportunities provide students with a chance to customize their experience at VCU. Check out what international students at VCU have to say about the things that make VCU different from a traditional university.