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  • Hello guys and welcome

  • to my channel

  • Today I wan to share

  • 5 reasons why I decided to apply to American Universities

  • instead of going to study in other countries.

  • Now these reasons would vary

  • from one person to another

  • because this is my video

  • I wanted to share my five reasons.

  • The first reason is being in the centre of the world.

  • You can say so

  • I can compare with studying in Germany

  • When I was in Germany

  • I thought that

  • everything was comfortable

  • everything was nice and easy

  • scheduled

  • I had free weekends when everything was closed

  • I had days when I had to study in the university

  • But at the same time

  • I didn' have a feeling that I am

  • in the centre of events.

  • I thought like everything else is happening

  • somewhere else

  • not where I am right now.

  • When I travelled to United States

  • in 2013

  • I realised this is where the centre of the world is.

  • Every day we're using Facebook,

  • which is headquatered in California,

  • every day we use Apple

  • which is headquatered in California.

  • We use google.

  • Which is headquatered in California.

  • There's MIT.

  • where they develop the newest

  • thing we're going to use in 20-30 years

  • And I thought yes

  • this is the place where the future is born

  • and for me

  • as an active and innovative person

  • this is really important to be

  • where things are happening and where the future is born

  • The second reason is

  • funding

  • Now I know many of you

  • are dreaming of studyimg in Great Brtain

  • Believe me, I've been there

  • when I was 14

  • I traveled to the UK for he first time

  • And I thought this is the country where I want to live in

  • And this is the country where I want to study

  • Oxford and Cambridge are basically the best universities

  • in the world.

  • Then I started researching my options

  • in terms of funding

  • because my parents told me

  • we're never gonna give you 60 K

  • in pounds to study in the UK

  • So you have to figure out yourself

  • I started researching

  • The only steep-end scholarship

  • was Chevening scholarship

  • It was so complicated

  • I thought I would never be eligible for it.

  • I just left my dream of studying abroad

  • before 2014

  • when I was scrolling through my Facebook feed

  • I saw a story of a girl

  • who got full financial aid

  • to study in the United States

  • I was like is it even possible?

  • Studyimg in the USA is also very expensive

  • if we take top American Universities

  • and Master's degree

  • the minimum tuition fee would be like $ 60 K a year

  • and that's just tuition fees.

  • Then I started my own research

  • on funding

  • from American Universities

  • I realised there are several

  • funding options that you can choose

  • assistanship when you work

  • on American campus,

  • University compensates your tuition fees and housing.

  • There's scholarship

  • which is the best when you get money and continue study.

  • There are fellowships

  • and work/study programs

  • if you guys want to see a full video on

  • financial aid

  • in the American Universities

  • I'll leave a link below

  • I made a whole video of how I got

  • full funding to do my MBA

  • and Master's in the USA.

  • The third thing about studying in the USA

  • which really applies to me

  • you'd have a lot of prominent lecturers

  • coming to your University and telling you what's happening in the world.

  • I got my first degree in Russia

  • What I noticed is that

  • we were taught economics by people

  • who were born and raised

  • in the Soviet Union.

  • Soviet Union and Modern Economics

  • have nothing to do with each other

  • I was suprised that

  • people who have never ever traided

  • on financial markets

  • actually taught us how to do that.

  • In America it's completely different

  • For example, in Stanford

  • you'd have Elon Mask or Peter Thiel

  • who are the best enterpreneurs in the world right now.

  • You'll have them giving lectures

  • to students who study enterpreneurship.

  • You'll have Tim Ferris in Columbia

  • He wrote a book how to be productive

  • and how to work 4 hours a week.

  • I'll leave a link below

  • because I'm reading this book right now

  • and it's changing my life completely

  • You'll have these people who actually have

  • real life experience

  • teaching subjects

  • It's really important for any sphere

  • America is one of the best countries

  • in terms of having great people teaching

  • students.

  • The fourth thing which is important

  • for everyone

  • how much money will you get after you graduate

  • If we take top American business schools,

  • for example the average salary would be around

  • 100 000 $

  • and this is really amazing.

  • It differs from one subjest

  • to another

  • and if you're a teacher

  • you won't be getting that much money.

  • If you're doing anything connected with science,

  • business,

  • I think there are great opportunities in America.

  • I have a couple of friends

  • kind of friends

  • adult friends

  • professors in American Universities

  • and they live a happy life

  • If you want to become a professor in the United States,

  • you'd have 4 years of work

  • and then 1 year of travelling.

  • I don't remember the word.

  • If you know the word, please write it down.

  • In the comments.

  • They have this freedom

  • amd they have resources to

  • to conduct research and

  • phD students

  • working for them.

  • Opportunities after you graduate

  • from American Universities

  • are bigger than in other countries

  • And the last thing

  • but not the least

  • If you're international student

  • like me

  • you'd be interested in

  • staying in the country where you got education.

  • and applyig what you've learned

  • in real life.

  • Now in Great Briatain

  • it's almost impossible right now

  • you have to pack your bags

  • in 3 months after you graduate.

  • In America

  • it's easier

  • If you graduated from an American University,

  • got an American degree,

  • you're eligible for OPT