The team at EB5AN has created a FREE international student guidebook for Irish students: Studying in the U.S.A. – A Guidebook for Students from Ireland.
This one-of-a-kind guidebook explains how Irish students can navigate every step of their college process: ranging from applying to U.S. universities to deciding on the right institution, to applying for a student visa. This guide also offers invaluable advice on everything from U.S. banking and medical care to everyday conversation with Americans. The guide provides document and packing checklists for every step of the way so that a student always carries the right paperwork. The guide also neatly summarizes key differences between the cultures of Ireland and America.
The rise in international students from Ireland is only expected to grow. Receiving a degree from a world-renowned U.S. university is already a reality for many Irish students every year. With this free guide from EB5 Affiliate Network, receiving a degree can be your reality, too.
Ireland’s Presence in the Global Economy
As of 2019, Ireland has an estimated population of 5.2 million people. Ireland is the economic and financial hub of northern Europe, with annual GDP growth above 9% in 2017 and 2018. The country underwent a recession during the 2008 financial crisis but has since been in recovery. The 2010s saw massive foreign direct investment in Ireland, especially from US multi-national corporations.
Background on International Students From Ireland
Ireland is one of the top northern European nations for the number of students receiving a college or university education in the United States.
The number of students from Ireland enrolled in U.S. higher education is higher than many countries in northern Europe. According to the Institute of International Education, there were roughly 1200 students from Ireland enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions in 2020. Among all northern European nations, the number of students from Ireland was only surpassed by a few countries.
Trend of Ireland Students Studying Abroad in the U.S.
Out of its population of 5.2 million, it is estimated that approximately 1200 students are studying abroad in the U.S. This implies that about 0.00023% of the population of Ireland is studying in the United States.
The number of students from Ireland has remained relatively significant despite a significant expansion in higher education opportunities available in Ireland as well as online educational opportunities through higher learning platforms including Coursera.com, edx.org, and udemy.com. Universities in Dublin are even drawing their own international students from all over northern Europe.
However, one problem significantly impacting the growth of international students from Ireland is that the cost of a U.S. education has increased significantly over the past 20 years. Despite the number of international students at U.S. universities skyrocketing 85% from 2005 to 2015, the Wall Street Journal explains that U.S. university tuition has increased 500% since 1987.
International students will soon discover that a four-year undergraduate degree’s average cost ranges from $22K per year for a public university to $50K for a private university. Institutions charge between 3-4 times tuition on average for international students as opposed to U.S. permanent residents and citizens.
Pathway to Lower Tuition Costs for International Students from Ireland
Green card status conferred by an EB-5 immigrant visa can make the cost of a U.S. education drastically decrease for Irish students from the international tuition rates to the local “in-state” rates at public and private universities.
Permanent residency status also grants students from Ireland higher admission rates for undergraduate and graduate programs and eligibility for select scholarship awards and grants.
For Irish students whose dream is to receive a world-class education in the United States, EB5 Affiliate Network has a way to help no matter what visa they choose.