Emily Olivares

For the past decade, secret donors have paid tuition for students who graduate from Kalamazoo public schools to attend public universities in Michigan. “I don’t think I would be in the same place in life right now if it wasn’t for this program,” said Emily Olivares, 22. A program called Kalamazoo Promise paid for Olivares’ tuition…

CNN anchor Zain Asher graduated from Columbia University School of Journalism.

Almost 9,500 Nigerians study at more than 730 colleges and universities in the United States. Those U.S. universities include the University of Pennsylvania, Lafayette College, Tufts University, Vassar College, Northern Kentucky University, and the University of Kansas, according to the latest Open Doors report from the Institute of International Education. Nigeria is the 15th leading place of…

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International students often focus on just one or two universities when they start their search to study in the U.S.  Typically, they look at schools that are internationally known, or at a school a friend or relative attended. However, there are many factors to consider in choosing the right university for you, and the right…

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR THE STROME SCHOOL OF BUSINESS/ENTREPRENEURIAL CENTER, OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY - Mark Strome, right, speaks with Johnn Cujardo, 19, a student at Old Dominion University. Strome participated in a panel discussion about entrepreneurship at the Diehn Center at Old Dominion University  Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Norfolk, Va (Photo by Sammy Dallal/Invision for Strome School of Business/Entrepreneurial Center, Old Dominion University/AP Images)

The United States is consistently the top study abroad destination for students around the world, with nearly 900,000 international students coming to the U.S. to study during the 2013-2014 school year. But why do international students choose to come to the United States? While there are numerous different reasons, here are four of the reasons…