EB5 Affiliate Network has created a FREE international student guidebook specifically for students from Guyana: Studying in the U.S.A. – A Guidebook for Students from Guyana.
Our easy-to-use guide shows students how to navigate every step of their college process including finding the right institution, applying to universities, and the student visa process. Our informative guide also gives invaluable advice on everything from U.S. medical care and banking to having everyday conversations with Americans. You will find document and packing lists to check off every step of the way, so you will never find yourself without the required documentation. We also break down key differences between the cultures of America and Guyana.
The number of students coming from Guyana to study in the United States is only expected to rise in the years to come. Our straightforward guidebook will help simplify the process more than ever before. Receiving a degree from a world-renowned American university is not just a previously thought unattainable dream; it is a reality for thousands of students from Guyana every year. With this free guide from EB5 Affiliate Network, we can help make your dream come true.
Background on International Students From Guyana
Guyana is near the bottom of South American countries for the number of students receiving a college or university education in the United States.
The number of Guyanese students enrolled in U.S. higher education is less than almost all other countries in South America including Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, and Peru. According to the Institute of International Education, there were approximately 301 students from Guyana enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions during the 2019/2020 school year. Among all South American countries, only Suriname, French Guiana, and the Falkland Islands have less students in the United States than Guyana.
Guyana’s Presence in the Global Economy
Located in northern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean between Suriname and Venezuela, Guyana has an estimated population of 787,971 as of 2021. The Guyanese economy has shown moderate economic growth in recent years and is based largely on agriculture and extractive industries. The economy mostly depends upon the export of six commodities—sugar, gold, bauxite, shrimp, timber, and rice—which represent nearly 60% of the country’s GDP and are highly susceptible to adverse weather conditions and fluctuations in commodity prices.
Trend of Guyanese Students Studying Abroad in the United States
With a population of nearly 800,000, 301 students are currently studying in the United States which accounts for about 0.000381% of Guyana’s population.
The number of Guyanese students enrolled has remained relatively high despite a significant expansion in higher education opportunities available in Guyana as well as online educational opportunities through higher learning platforms including Coursera.com, edx.org, and udemy.com. Universities in the capital city of Georgetown are even attracting their own international students from all over South America.
One problem negatively impacting the growth of international students from Guyana receiving a U.S. education is due to the cost of a U.S. education increasing substantially over the past 20 years. According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. university tuition has increased 500% since 1987. 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. Both public and private institutions on average charge three to four times tuition for international students compared to U.S. permanent residents (Green Card holders) and citizens.
A Simple Path to Lower Tuition Costs for International Students from Guyana
With permanent residency (Green Card) status conferred by an EB-5 immigrant visa, international students from Guyana can 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 Guyanese students with substantially higher admission rates for undergraduate and graduate programs as well as access to select scholarship awards and grants.
Guyanese students should never give up on their dream of receiving a world-class education in the United States. Through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, EB5 Affiliate Network can help make your dream come true.