American colleges are globally recognized institutions, setting graduates apart from their peers worldwide. They open doors to employment and other opportunities including graduate schools. However, the benefit of studying in in the United States goes well beyond purely academic pursuits or career advancement. There is great, intrinsic value in the life experience gained living independently, and the exposure to a global, cosmopolitan population. Students living away from their parents are able to mature faster and learn how to live in the cultural melting pots that are college dormitories – preparing them for life and careers in an increasingly globalized world.
Furthermore, unlike the Brazilian system in which internships become the primary focus early on, American colleges programs are for full-time students focusing solely on their education. Internships take place during the summer months or during dedicated internship semesters, allowing students to both study and intern without interference, andguaranteeing 100% dedication to each.