American education leads the world
America remains the No. 1 destination for international students from all around the world, including tens of thousands of students from the UK, Australia, and Canada. Why does America attract so many of the world’s brightest and most promising young students?
First is quality. No matter which international ranking one looks at, American education comes out on top. A recent Newsweek ranking showed that 80% of the world’s Top Ten universities were American and over half the top 50 were American. The Times Higher Education Supplement, arguably one of the world’s most respected education comparisons of universities from all around the globe, listed 13 American universities in the Top 20, including 6 in the Top 10. The quality of American university education is second to none.
Second, American Higher Education is well funded and draws on the resources and experiences of the world’s largest and most dynamic economy, giving students a vibrant learning environment. America leads in nearly every known field – from Medicine and Engineering to Business, Technology, and Design. A career-oriented approach to education, practical real-life components, and a student evaluation methodology based on continual assessment means that students are well prepared for success in their chosen career field, not just able to pass exams. A broad-based approach through electives and general education requirements, especially in the early part of a university degree, means students are able to progressively build a degree programme step-by-step that truly suits them and maximizes their chances of success.
Third, America allows graduates to gain experience as well as their education. The programme known as Optional Practical Training (OPT) allows qualified graduates to gain a year of work experience in their career field. In many cases this means that a student who has carefully planned their university education and budget can recover the full cost of their degree while enjoying a year of valuable experience working in the world’s top economy. Such experience, combined with an American degree, can lead to top jobs with leading multinational companies all around the world. Just think – America means a great education and a fantastic future!
Options for OL and AS students
Students after OL do have the option to start their University degree level courses whereas this will be a grade up for the students after AS level.
ANC – THE LEADER IN AMERICAN EDUCATION IN SRI LANKA AND THE REGION
With approximately 650 students in various programmes, ANC is Sri Lanka’s No. 1 provider of American education. As part of Sri Lanka’s largest private education group, ANC has the resources to provide Sri Lankan and international students the best facilities and faculty. Approximately 60% of ANC faculty are PhD qualified, many with their degrees from prestigious universities worldwide – this is a record that would be enviable by any university standard. In two City Campuses in the center of cosmopolitan Colombo, students have easy access to labs, computer facilities, library resources, and classrooms all purpose-built to American university standards.
What to do next
We recommend you get sound career planning advice before making any education decision. Too many students rush into a programme without fully understanding where that program will take them, including exactly what they will do, who they will work for, how much they will earn, and what their longer-term future career path is like. Unfortunately, professional career guidance is limited in Sri Lanka, especially when it comes to international opportunities. Yes, there are those who will attempt to place you for a fee or well-meaning individuals with limited experience themselves who will try to give you advice. To really succeed you need professional advice with respect to your education and career.
ANC’s experienced counsellors and resident American staff and faculty will give you the professional advice and personal assistance you need to make the best decisions.
This service is free of charge and available for all students. A Career Assessment will help you learn about yourself and how to make the best education and career choices. Ideally this should be done as early as possible, preferably towards the end of O/Level studies. However, if a student has completed either O/Levels or A/Levels, a Career Assessment should certainly be done before making any decisions regarding university or college education as it will help avoid costly education mistakes and wrong career choices.
For more information call Hareeni on 077 38 999 38. Learn about yourself and learn about your chosen career for a great future…a future that begins with ANC.