U.S. Colleges are Welcoming to International Students
U.S. colleges and universities are diverse places that are extremely welcoming to international students. Campuses across the country are filled with people who encourage free thought and accept people from any background, even if it’s from another country.
Many campuses have programs and staffs dedicated to making international students feel at home on campus. Some colleges even host cultural fairs, where students can learn about the different cultures on campus.
At Michigan State University, where international students make up 16 percent of the student body, the Office of International Students and Scholars works to ensure students have a seamless transition to campus. The office keeps students up-to-date on changes at the federal level involving visas and immigration.
In fact, Michigan State recently showcased a variety of people and officials who said that international students are always welcome at Michigan State and in East Lansing, where the university is situated. The move at Michigan State speaks to a larger push in the academic community to make sure international students feel welcome in the U.S.
“International students are so important to our community,” Michigan State President Lou Anna K. Simon said in a video distributed by the university. “You are welcome here.”
The Florida Institute of Technology, which has the largest international student population in the country at 33 percent, hosts an international festival each year to celebrate the diversity of its student body. It’s just another example of the commitment U.S. colleges and universities make to their international students.
No matter the political climate in the U.S., colleges and universities tend to be very liberal centers of thinking that are welcoming to all people. More than 1 million international students study at U.S. colleges and universities each year. If you’re interested in attending a U.S. college or university, chances are there are programs and staff in place to help you through the admissions process.