The EB5 Affiliate Network has created a FREE international student guidebook for students from Tanzania: Studying in the U.S.A. – A Guidebook for Students from Tanzania.
This unique guidebook explains how students from Tanzania can navigate each step of their college process: from applying to universities to the student visa process itself. This guide also gives important advice on everything from everyday conversation with an American to U.S. banking and medical care. It also provides packing and document checklists. It even explains key differences between the cultures of Tanzania and the United States.
The increase in number of international students from Tanzania studying in the U.S. is expected to grow in coming years. This guidebook will make the process more straightforward than ever before. Thousands of students from Tanzania achieve their dream of receiving a degree from a world-renowned American university every year. With this free guide from EB5AN, it can be your reality, too.
Tanzania’s Presence in the Global Economy
As of 2019, Tanzania has an estimated population of 62.1 million people. Tanzania is the natural resource and tourism hub of East Africa, with GDP growth averaging nearly 7% from 2017 to 2019.
It is estimated that at least 65% of the population work in agriculture and livestock at least part-time. The financial sector has also expanded in Tanzania and foreign-owned banks contain roughly 48% of the banking industry’s total assets.
Background on International Students From Tanzania
Tanzania is also one of the top African nations for the number of students receiving a college or university education in the United States. The number of students from Tanzania enrolled in U.S. higher education has remained high for several years. According to the Institute of International Education, there were approximately 859 students from Tanzania enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions in 2019. Among all East African nations, the number of students from Tanzania was only surpassed by a few countries.
Trend of Tanzanian Students Studying Abroad in the U.S.
Out of its population of 62.1 million, it is estimated that approximately 1000 students are studying abroad in the U.S. This implies that about 0.00002% of the population of Tanzania is enrolled in U.S. educational institutions.
The number of students from Tanzania enrolled at U.S. universities has remained relatively high despite a significant expansion in higher education opportunities available in Tanzania as well as online educational opportunities through higher learning platforms including udemy.com, Coursera.com, and edx.org. Universities in Dodoma are even drawing their own international students from all over East Africa.
However, one issue facing students from Tanzania interested in receiving a U.S. education is that the cost of a U.S. education is has skyrocketed in the past 20 years. The Wall Street Journal reports that U.S. university tuition has increased 500% since 1987. The number of international students attending U.S. universities has also increased 85% from 2005 to 2015.
Pathway to Lower Tuition Costs for International Students from Tanzania
For international students, the average cost of a four-year undergraduate degree from a state college or university in the United States ranges from $22K per year for a public university to $50K for a private university. Both public and private institutions on average charge between 3-4 times tuition for international students compared to U.S. permanent residents (Green Cardholders) and citizens.
With the permanent residency status offered by an EB-5 immigrant visa, international students from Tanzania can have the cost of their U.S. education drastically decrease from the shocking international tuition rates to the local “in-state” rates at both private and public universities.
Permanent residency (Green Card) status also provides Tanzanian students with higher admission rates for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Tanzanian students also have improved access to select scholarship awards and grants.
Tanzania students shouldn’t give up hope. No matter what visa option they choose, so long as their dream is to receive a world-class education at a U.S. university, EB5 Affiliate Network can help.