The team at EB5AN has created a FREE new international student guidebook specifically for students from Zimbabwe: Studying in the U.S.A. – A Guidebook for Students from Zimbabwe.
This unique guidebook explains how students from Zimbabwe can navigate through each step of their college process: from searching for the right institution, to actually applying to universities, to attaining a student visa. The guide also gives advice on everything from U.S. banking and medical care to everyday conversation with Americans. The guide also provides packing checklists and document checklists for every step of the process. It even explains major differences between the cultures of America and Zimbabwe.
The rise in students from Zimbabwe studying in the U.S. will likely only grow. This guidebook simplifies the process of applying to U.S. universities. Receiving a degree from a world-renowned American university can be more than just a dream. Already, many students from Zimbabwe study in the United States. With this free guide from EB5AN, this can you as well.
Zimbabwe’s Presence in the Global Economy
As of 2019, Zimbabwe has an estimated population of 14.8 million people. Zimbabwe’s economy heavily depends on its agriculture and mining sectors. GDP growth has fluctuated in recent years but was between 0.7% and 3.7% from 2015 to 2017. Zimbabwe also has high government wage expenses which have been a historic drag on the economy.
Background on International Students From Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe is one of the top southern African nations for the number of international students studying in the United States.
The number of students from Zimbabwe enrolled in U.S. higher education outpaces any other country in southern Africa. According to the Institute of International Education, there were approximately 1400 students from Zimbabwe enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions in 2020. Among all southern African nations, the number of students from Zimbabwe was only surpassed by a few countries.
Trend of Zimbabwe Students Studying Abroad in the U.S.
Out of its population of 14.8 million, it is estimated that approximately 1400 students are studying abroad in the U.S. This figure implies that about 0.0001% of the population of Zimbabwe is studying abroad in the U.S.
The number of students from Zimbabwe at U.S. universities has remained relatively high despite a major expansion in higher education opportunities available in Zimbabwe in addition to online educational opportunities offered through higher learning platforms including Coursera.com, edx.org, and udemy.com. Universities in Harare are even drawing their own international students from all over southern Africa.
However, one problem that has historically impacted the growth of international students from Zimbabwe receiving a U.S. education is the cost of a U.S. education, which has increased substantially in the past 20 years. According to the Wall Street Journal, tuition at U.S. universities has increased 500% since 1987. Despite this, the number of international students attending U.S. universities jumped 5% from 2005 to 2015.
How Zimbabwe Students Can Lower Tuition Costs
International students will find that the average cost of a four-year undergraduate degree from a U.S. university or college ranges from $50K for a private university to $22K per year for a public university. Both private and public institutions charge on average between 3-4 times tuition for international students compared to U.S. green cardholders and citizens.
With permanent residency status conferred by an EB-5 immigrant visa, Zimbabwean international students can see the cost of their U.S. education decrease from the international tuition rates to “in-state” rates at both private and public universities.
Green Card status also provides students from Zimbabwe with significantly increased admission rates for undergraduate and graduate programs and makes them eligible for select scholarship awards and grants.
Zimbabwean students should not give up hope. If their 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.