EB5 Affiliate Network has created a FREE international student guidebook specifically for students from Nauru: Studying in the U.S.A. – A Guidebook for Students from Nauru.
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 offers 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 unprepared. We also break down key differences between the cultures of America and Nauru.
The number of students coming from Nauru 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 an unattainable dream; it is a reality for students from Nauru every year. With this free guide from EB5 Affiliate Network, we can help make your dream come true.
Background on International Students From Nauru
Nauru ranks near the bottom of Oceanian countries that have students receiving a college or university education in the United States.
The number of Nauruan students enrolled in U.S. higher education is less than almost every other country in Oceania including Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea. According to the Institute of International Education, there were just two students from Nauru enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions during the 2019/2020 school year.
Nauru’s Presence in the Global Economy
Located in the South Pacific Ocean south of the Marshall Islands, the tiny island of Nauru has an estimated population of 9,770 (2021). Its economy is mostly dependent on exports of phosphates. Due to lack of other resources Nauru has all their necessities imported, mainly from Australia. Anticipating the exhaustion of phosphate deposits, substantial amounts of phosphate income have been invested in trust funds in order to cushion the transition and provide for Nauru’s economic future.
Trend of Nauruan Students Studying Abroad in the United States
With a population of just under 10,000, only two students are currently studying in the United States and account for about 0.000204% of Nauru’s population.
The number of Nauruan students enrolled has remained relatively stable despite a significant expansion in higher education opportunities available in Nauru as well as online educational opportunities through higher learning platforms including coursera.com, edx.org, and udemy.com. Universities in Nauru are even attracting their own international students from all over Oceania.
One problem negatively impacting the growth of international students from Nauru 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 has 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 usually 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 Nauru
With a green card comes permanent residency status and with an EB-5 immigrant visa, international students from Nauru 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 Nauruan students with substantially higher admission rates for undergraduate and graduate programs as well as access to select scholarship awards and grants.
Nauruan 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.