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?
A few of our GSSP students, and recent FAU graduates, from India share their story with us. The three students tell us why they decided to choose FAU, the GSSP, and what are some of their plans for the future now that they have graduated from Florida Atlantic University.
Tiffany Pham is a graduate student from Vietnam currently studying for her MBA at UMass Lowell. In addition to working hard on her studies, Tiffany assists other students as an intern with the UMass Lowell Navitas Global Student Success Program (GSSP). Why did you choose to study in the United States? Many of my English […]
From the campus diversity to the supportive faculty to the vibrant city of Boston to the amazing waterfront views, UMass Boston has great appeal to these international students. Hear from past and present UMass Boston Navitas Global Student Success Program (GSSP) in the video below. If you’re interested in attending UMass Boston and following in these […]