An international student guidebook specifically for students from Zambia: Studying in the U.S.A. – A Guidebook for Students from Zambia is now available compliments of EB5 Affiliate Network.
Our guidebook will help Zambian students circumvent the difficult process of finding the right institution, applying to universities, and the student visa process. Our detailed guide also gives invaluable advice on everything from U.S. medical care and banking to everyday conversations with Americans. You will find a checklist that covers every document required so you can be assured of always having the right paperwork for every situation. We’ve even included a list of what you should pack for your new life as a college student in the United States. It even identifies key differences in American and Zambian cultures to help you acclimate to life in the United States.
The number of students coming from Zambia to study in the United States is only expected to increase. The EB5AN guidebook will make the process more manageable and less complicated than ever before. Receiving a degree from a world-renowned American university is not just a dream; it is a reality for thousands of students from Zambia every year. With this complimentary guidebook from EB5 Affiliate Network, it can be your reality too.
Some Background on International Students From Zambia
Zambia is one of the top Southern African countries for the number of students receiving a college or university education in the United States.
The number of students from Zambia enrolled in U.S. higher education is higher than almost all other countries in Southern Africa including Mauritius, Malawi, Botswana, and Madagascar. There were approximately 464 students from Zambia enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions during the 2019/2020 school year as reported by the Institute of International Education. Among all countries in Southern Africa, the number of students from Zambia was only exceeded by South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Angola.
Zambia’s Presence in the Global Economy
As of 2021, Zambia, has an estimated population of 19,077,816. Formerly known as Northern Rhodesia, Zambia had one of the world’s fastest growing economies for the ten years up to 2014, with real GDP growth averaging roughly 6.7% per year, though growth slowed from 2015 to 2017 due to falling copper prices, reduced power generation, and depreciation of the kwacha. Even with the recent strong economic growth and its status as a lower middle-income country, countrywide and severe rural poverty (54.4% of the population) and high unemployment levels remain significant problems, made worse by a high birth rate, a relatively high HIV/AIDS burden, by market-distorting agricultural and energy policies, and growing government debt.
Trend of Zambian Students Studying Abroad in the United States
With a population of just over 19 million, an estimated 464 students are currently studying in the United States which accounts for 0.000024% of Zambians.
The number of students from Zambia enrolled in the United States has remained remarkably high despite a significant expansion in higher education opportunities available in Zambia as well as online educational opportunities through higher learning platforms such as Coursera.com, edx.org, and udemy.com. Universities in Zambia’s capital of Lusaka are even attracting their own international students from all over Southern Africa.
However, there is still one stumbling block negatively impacting the growth of international students from Zambia receiving a U.S. education and that is the substantial tuition increase over the past 20 years. The cost to attain a four-year degree has increased 500% since 1987 according to the Wall Street Journal. And the number of international students attending U.S. universities skyrocketed 85% from 2005 to 2015.
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. The tuition for international students is on average three times higher than for U.S. permanent residents (Green Card holders) and citizens at both public and private institutions.
The Path to Lower Tuition Costs for International Students from Zambia
With their permanent residency (Green Card) status received with an EB-5 immigrant visa, international students from Zambia will see the cost of their U.S. education drastically decrease from the international tuition rates to the local “in-state” rates at both public and private universities.
Permanent residency (Green Card) status also provides Zambians with substantially higher admission rates for undergraduate and graduate programs as well as access to select scholarship awards and grants.
As a Zambian student, you should never give up on your dream. No matter what visa you choose, if your dream is to earn a world-class education in the United States, EB5 Affiliate Network has a way to help you realize your dream with the EB-5 visa program.