Almost every university in the US offers great facilities both for sports and academics. The American students’ culture can be defined as ”work hard, play hard." The classes tend to be academically challenging but they prepare you well for the global market. The major fun part of student life is that it’s filled with on-campus trips and fun-filled parties. 

Most of the students studying in America opt for summer programs or short-term courses that last for six months to two years. Americans tend to be friendly and they engage in warm conversations with international students, making them feel at home.

Studying in the US can bring out perspectives that may be different from your own, but that's where you can see the potential for your growth. If you’re asking what it is like to study in the US, the best possible answer can be “go and experiment”.

Making new friends and networking with educators and people from all corners of the world adds to your experience of studying in a different country. The USA is known for its splendid allure and ability to attract talent from everywhere. As it is believed, it is the place for everyone who wants to grow and learn.

Some of the most valuable institutions in the world are located in the US. There is no doubt about the fact that the US has the world’s largest international student population. In the US, you can study any subject you can think of. You may be working on your major, but you can also opt for academic research and go on field trips to widen your academic perspective.

Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree? 

An Associate's degree is a two-year college degree that you can earn from an institution/community college or other educational institutions in the US. This degree falls somewhere between a high school diploma and a bachelor’s degree.

You can do a whole lot of things after acquiring this degree. You can go ahead and study more, like obtaining a bachelor’s degree, or you can also directly get into the employment sector. Even if you are currently working, you can get an associate's degree to gain a new set of skills.


1. Have a good academic record. For the associate degree, you need to have your high school diploma.

2. Age requirement-18 years and above.

3. Some colleges have GPA requirements. Check them to ensure you qualify.

The cost of an associate's degree program is less than that of a bachelor’s degree. You can also be eligible for financial aid if you pass some tests and present proof of financial statements.Though it takes generally two years to get an Associate degree for regular students, the course can extend for a longer time for part-time students.

Bachelor’s degree

A bachelor’s degree is the most-sought undergraduate degree for international students, primarily because of the vast number of opportunities it can offer. There are 3 types of Bachelor’s degrees-

  1. Bachelor of Arts

  2. Bachelor of Fine Arts

  3. Bachelor of Science

There are also two types of universities- Public and private. Both universities provide bachelor's degrees to their students. You can enroll in a BA program without declaring a major and also transfer to another college or university. You can specialize in more than one industry and prepare for real-world experience.

Which of the two degrees is better?

If you go for an associate's degree, you get more time to explore what you think might be right for you. You build up a good set of skills and enjoy the added flexibility while learning more than just the ordinary curriculum. However, a bachelor’s degree also ensures more employment and networking opportunities.

Rishika Jain 1 year ago
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