International Services

Possibility. Potential. Promise. Each year, more than 800,000 international students choose to study in the United States, drawn to the possibilities, the potential, and the promise of an American education. You could be one of them!

Here are just a few of the reasons students choose to attend college here in the U.S.:


  • Opportunities: Supplement excellent academics with research and
    teaching opportunities.
  • Evaluation: Acceptance is based on more than test scores.
  • Support: Take advantage of academic assistance, career advice, and
    training opportunities.
  • Experience: Live on campus! Try new things. Make new friends.
  • Success: Graduate well prepared for a satisfying, long-term career.

"Right from the start, Alison made our daughter feel strong, confident, and enthusiastic. We live in Spain, so it was a relief to have all the paperwork, the list of college choices, the financial aid details - things that can seem so daunting to handle long-distance - in the hands of an experienced professional. Now that we've reached the end of the process, thanks to Alison and her team, our daughter has the luxury of choosing among a great selection of colleges"

-- I.H., Dutch parent of student attending Columbia

Is a U.S. education right for you? Do you like to ask questions and think for yourself? Do you thrive on debate and discussion? Are you eager to explore career options? An American university, where you're free to pursue many interests and opportunities, could be the place for you.

  • Classroom Life: Professors are accessible. Students speak up. Discussion is encouraged.
    Advisors are available to help with course choices. Research and internships are often part
    of the program.
  • Home Life: Live with one or two roommates. Choose a dorm or an apartment. Cook your
    own meals - or meet with friends in the dining hall.
  • Social Life: Check the sports calendar. Find a concert. Hear a speaker. Some schools have
    fraternities and sororities that organize parties and events; others focus on volunteering.
    Whatever you choose to do during you're college years, you'll find it's possible to balance
    work and play.

International Parent Questionnaire

International Student Questionnaire