A FREE international student guidebook designed specifically for students from Ethiopia: Studying in the U.S.A. – A Guidebook for Students from Ethiopia is now available from EB5 Affiliate Network.
Our guidebook will help Ethiopian 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 how to have an everyday conversation with an American. 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 also points out key differences in the cultures of America and Ethiopia.
The number of students coming from Ethiopia to study in the United States is only expected to increase. Our guidebook will help streamline the process in a more straightforward format 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 Ethiopia every year. With this free guide from EB5 Affiliate Network, it can be your reality too.
Background on International Students From Ethiopia
Ethiopia is one of the top East African countries for the number of students receiving a college or university education in the United States.
The number of students from Ethiopia enrolled in U.S. higher education tops almost every other country in East Africa including Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania. There were approximately 2,356 students from Ethiopia enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions during the 2019/2020 school year as reported by the Institute of International Education. Among all East African nations, the number of students from Ethiopia was only exceeded by Kenya.
Ethiopia’s Presence in the Global Economy
As of 2019, Ethiopia has an estimated population of 114,963,588. Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa, has a planned economy with a GPD growth rate of 10.9% (2017). More than 70% of Ethiopia’s population works in agriculture, even though services including the state-run Ethiopian Airlines is the number one source of GDP. Ethiopia remains one of the poorest countries in the world due to a rapidly growing population and the worst drought in 30 years in 2015-16, which created food insecurity for millions of Ethiopians.
Trend of Ethiopian Students Studying Abroad in the United States
With a population of close to 115 million, an estimated 2,356 students are currently studying in the United States which accounts for about 0.002049% of the Ethiopian population. English is the most widely spoken foreign language and is used for instruction in Ethiopian secondary schools and universities.
The number of students from Ethiopia enrolled has remained relatively strong despite a significant expansion in higher education opportunities available in Ethiopia as well as online educational opportunities through higher learning platforms including Coursera.com, edx.org, and udemy.com. Universities in Addis Ababa are even pulling their own international students from all over East Africa.
There is still one problem negatively impacting the growth of international students from Ethiopia receiving a U.S. education and that is the substantial increase in the cost of a U.S. education 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 for international students 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.
Pathway to Lower Tuition Costs for International Students from Ethiopia
With permanent residency (Green Card) status that comes with an EB-5 immigrant visa, international students from Ethiopia 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 Ethiopian students with much higher admission rates for undergraduate and graduate programs as well as access to select scholarship awards and grants.
Ethiopian students should not give up on their dream. No matter what visa you choose to apply for, if your dream is to receive a world-class higher education in the United States, EB5 Affiliate Network has a way to help bring your dream to fruition.