A FREE international student guidebook designed specifically for students from Mauritius: Studying in the U.S.A. – A Guidebook for Students from Mauritius is now available from EB5 Affiliate Network.
Our guidebook will help Mauritian students traverse the arduous process of finding the right institution, applying to universities, and the student visa process. Our extensive 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 found between the cultures of America and Mauritius.
The number of students coming from Mauritius to study in the United States is only expected to increase. Our guidebook will help simplify 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 Mauritius every year. With this free guide from EB5 Affiliate Network, it can be your reality too.
Some Background on International Students From Mauritius
Mauritius 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 Mauritius enrolled in U.S. higher education is more than most other countries in Southern Africa including Malawi, Botswana, and Madagascar. There were approximately 332 students from Mauritius enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions during the 2019/2020 school year as reported by the Institute of International Education. Among all Southern African nations, the number of students from Mauritius was only exceeded by four countries: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Angola, and Zambia.
Mauritius’s Presence in the Global Economy
Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean, about 800 km (500 mi) east of Madagascar, has a 2021 estimated population of 1,386,129. The economy of Mauritius has undergone a remarkable economic transformation from a low-income, agricultural economy to a diversified, upper middle-income economy with growing industrial, financial, and tourist sectors. Mauritius has achieved steady growth over the last few decades, resulting in more equitable income distribution, increased life expectancy, lowered infant mortality, and a much-improved infrastructure. GDP grew in the 3-4% per year range in 2010-17, and the country continues to expand its trade and investment outreach globally.
The Trend of Mauritian Students Studying Abroad in the United States
With a population of almost 1.4 million, an estimated 332 students are currently studying in the United States which accounts for about 0.000239% of the Mauritian population.
The number of students enrolled from Mauritius has remained relatively strong despite a significant expansion in higher education opportunities available in Mauritius as well as online educational opportunities through higher learning platforms including Coursera.com, edx.org, and udemy.com. Universities in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, are even pulling their own international students from all over Southern Africa.
There is still one problem negatively impacting the growth of international students from Mauritius 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.
A Path to Lower Tuition Costs for International Students from Mauritius
With permanent residency (Green Card) status that comes with an EB-5 immigrant visa, international students from Mauritius 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 Mauritian students with much higher admission rates for undergraduate and graduate programs as well as better access to select scholarship awards and grants.
Mauritian 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.