Studying in the United States

Studying abroad has become increasingly popular in the past few years, and the United States continues to be among the preferred destinations for many students. The world-famous universities and institutions in Boston and Cambridge, such as the Massachusetts Institute for Technology MIT and Harvard University, are major players in defining educational excellence; they consistently lead world-wide university rankings. In addition, there are many other fantastic schools in the Boston area, such as Boston University, Boston College, Tufts University, Berklee College of Music, and many more. To see how U.S. colleges compare, visit U.S. News and World Report, a guide that ranks higher educations institutions in the U.S.

If you are interested in studying in the United States, make sure to contact the International Office at your home institution. They will be able to tell you who your university has contracts with, and about its applications process for a semester abroad. For example, University of Bern, University of Zurich, University of Fribourg, and University of Lausanne are all part of ISEP, an international student exchange program. Other schools may use other programs, or have programs of their own established.

If you are thinking about graduate studies in the U.S., you might find these websites helpful:

  • GradTrain predicts your chances of getting into a U.S. school and connects you with mentors who have successfully applied to these universities.
  • is designed to help you find colleges and universities that fit with your career goals.