“Your talent is a seed; cultivate it, and in no time, you will harvest successMatshona Dhliwayo, Zimbabwean philosopher

The United States of America is the leading study destination in the world for technology and education. For many students, America is a dream destination because of the versatile education system and many degree options. There are thousands of courses offered across the 4800 community colleges and universities in the US. The US Higher Education system is highly regarded by international students because it emphasises practical skills that increase job opportunities. Some of the most popular courses to study in USA are Information Technology, Entrepreneurship, Management, Product Design, and Finance. For courses in the USA, the tuition fees and requirements will vary depending on the course taken and the institution chosen. The most popular courses among international students are business administration, engineering, and IT. 


Business Administration is the most popular major among international and American students alike and is therefore available at most community colleges and universities. The USA boasts many of the top business schools in the world including, of course, Harvard Business School.  For international students who study in the USA, the degree also holds a lot of value in their home countries due to its emphasis on practical, rather than theoretical learning. In addition, you may select an institution that offers a Co-operative (Co-Op) experience. This is a paid work placement that forms part of your program of study. It is this combination of practical knowledge allied to professional experience that makes the US a leading country in which to study business. Students may also opt for one of many different concentrations rather than choosing a general Business Administration course. Popular concentrations include: 
  • E-business
  • Finance
  • International business
  • Management
  • Supply Chain Management & Logistics
  • Marketing (including Digital Marketing)
As mentioned previously, there are many prestigious business programs in the USA. Students with great results may consider Seed partner, Northeastern University. It is ranked in the top 50 universities in the USA, and ranked #1 in the USA for its Co-Op programs! It is the perfect place to gain professional work experience and a world-renowned university diploma! 


The US offers plenty of different engineering programs including aeronautical, chemical, civil, industrial, mechanical, and many more. There is a huge range of both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.  Such programs are attractive to international students as there is a shortage of American students studying such programs. This offers attractive post-study work opportunities, or OPT.  As Engineering programs are STEM programs, international graduates of engineering can stay for up to 2 years longer post-graduation in order to work than, for example, business graduates! The jobs are well paid too. Engineering graduates are likely to earn salaries higher than those in sales, human resources, marketing, etc.  However, job opportunities are not restricted to the USA. Engineering is a career path offering global job opportunities. Emerging markets boast high demand for engineers due to major infrastructure developments.  There are many universities in the USA offering excellent engineering programs. We recommend that you look for an engineering school with the prestigious ABET accreditation as this is recognized globally by major employers.  A number of Seed partner schools offer a suite of engineering programs of excellent quality. In particular, Louisiana Tech University, McNeese State University and Rowan University.  Rowan University, is top ranked for Undergraduate Engineering programs. It is at at #17 in the US News & World Report’s 2021 ranking of US schools.


The USA leads the way in computer science and IT – of course Silicon Valley, near San Francisco, California is globally renowned as the leading hub for big tech firms. Here you will find the global headquarters of major firms that we are all familiar with. Such as Google, Facebook, Apple, Twitter and many more.  However, there are many of the world’s largest tech hubs dotted around the USA. Including Seattle, home to two more global giants, Microsoft and Amazon. Both are very popular locations for international students to take a graduate degree. IN the USA you have some of the finest Computer Science universities in the world. The global economy is already digital and there is a global shortage for highly qualified graduates of computer science courses. There are therefore outstanding opportunities for international students graduating from general computer science  programs. Also from more focused options such as cyber security, data science, software engineering and more. Seed partner schools offer some excellent programs in computer science at Bachelor and Master’s level. In particular, Lewis University, Louisiana Tech University, McNeese State University and Rowan University Alternatively African students coming directly after completing high school may opt to start at a community college partner of Seed offering great learning opportunities in key tech hubs – Santa Rosa Junior College is located close to Silicon Valley, while Shoreline Community College is just outside Seattle.


Liberal arts is a large field that encompasses a wide variety of majors, including literature, psychology, political science, philosophy.  Traditionally a liberal arts education offers students a broader choice of elective courses and, as a result, you can very much build your own individual course according to your strengths and interests.  The broad range of subjects means you are introduced to new areas, enabling you to make a more informed decision about your future career path. A Liberal Arts education is also known for giving students the necessary transferable skills to be able to adapt to a changing workplace and therefore these skills are increasingly sought after by a wide range of employers.  Seed Educational Consulting is able to give you all the information you need about the degrees offered in the USA. We specialize in offering world-class universities and colleges to African students. Our team are expert in many of the education systems in the world.  Financial aid is achievable for good students at American universities. For more information on the high-level education and institutions; including the English language tests required,  read our study in the u.s.a guide.