Study in the United States of America

United States of America

The Great American Dream!
If there was a country post world wars, where aspirations met opportunities in all forms, it has to be the United States of America popularly known as the USA. Founded by immigrants from Western Europe in the 15th century, the country has witnessed an avalanche of immigration of people, culture, values and most importantly ideas from all over the world in the last few centuries, and has made the country a boiling pot of innovation in science, technology, business and education. America has offered opportunity to everyone with a dream and willingness to struggle to achieve whatever they want: be it the case of Barrack Obama, the son of a Kenyan immigrant becoming the president of the most powerful country in the world. A federal republic constituting of 50 states, USA today stands tall in the world as a harbinger of democracy and a symbol of meritocracy in every sphere of life including nurturing of world class institutions providing learning opportunities to hundreds of thousands of international students. In terms of number, USA is the undisputed top destination for students interested in studying abroad.

Life and Culture in the USA
The US is not just an economically and technologically happening place; it is also one of the most vibrant societies of modern times. American culture is an amalgamation of cultures from across the globe. Though the initial influence in the evolution of American culture was overwhelmingly English, Scottish and Irish, today the wider American culture has taken a unique liberal form centered on egalitarianism, liberty and respect for individualism. One can find people from all the religions, ethnicity and speakers of different first languages in USA. Though English is the lingua franca in the entire country, Spanish language is fast emerging as the major second language, with official language status in commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the state of New Mexico. Nigerian immigrants, in general, blend well with the American society, given our prior knowledge of the English language and prior exposure to American culture through movies and television. Further, major American cities have a considerable number of Nigerian population which enable Nigerian students to feel at home. It is not very difficult to find Nigerian groceries or restaurants in places such as New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia or Austin. However students studying at rural campuses, say in Iowa or Nebraska, might have to explore a bit.

Popular study areas in the United States of America

USA offers quality education in almost all the areas of higher education. However, there are some courses which are quite popular with international students moving to USA for their higher studies. Given below is a brief about such fields:

Information Technology
Information sciences basically hone the computer and software developing and management skills of the students. The use of computer based technology in almost every sector in present times makes this field particularly lucrative. Information science consists of courses such as Bachelors of Information Technology, Bachelors of Computer Science and Technology and Bachelors of Engineering (Computers). USA is home to some of the IT giants and therefore, the demand for graduates of this field never wanes away.

Engineering, be it chemical or electronics or biomedical, is a conventional and evergreen area of study. Nigerians have a particular inclination towards this discipline. It is for this reason that many Nigerian students move to USA for higher studies in the field of Engineering. The country has many universities offering this course with specialization in various different streams within the discipline. The job opportunities in the field are also aplenty, thus making it all the more popular.

Business and Management Studies
Business and Management studies are in the list of most popular courses in USA and also the most job oriented. Business and Management studies usually inculcate entrepreneurial skills in the students and make efficient managers out of them. Skills developed during the period of the course makes students job ready, to be employed and contribute to their employers immediately and efficiently. The classroom teaching strengthens the conceptual clarity and industry exposure in forms of internships and training gives practical edge.

Lloyds Switch is an official representative of most highly reputed USA universities/institutes. Our representation is spread across the various cities and education sectors including colleges, polytechnics and universities.

Academy of Couture Art, California

Adelphi University

Alliant International University

American International College, Massachusetts

American National University(ANU)
Bard College at Simons Rock

Auburn University

Bay State College (EduCo), Boston

Bellevue University, Nebraska

Bellus Academy

Berkeley College, New York

Bloomfield college

Brandeis International Business School(EduCo), MA

Bridge- Linguatec Inc. Colorado

Brookline College, Phoenix

California Baptist University

California Lutheran University

California State University, Fresno

California State University, Monterey Bay

California State University, San Bernardino

California State University, Sonoma

Cascadia College

Claremont Graduate Business School(EduCo)

Cleary University

Cleveland State University

College of Lake County

Colorado Heights University Denver, Colorado

Colorado State University

De Anza College, California

DeVry University, Illinois

Elgin Community College

Emporia State University

Ferris State University, Michigan

Florida Coastal School of Law, Florida

Florida SouthWestern State College

Florida International University, Florida

Foothill College, California

Golden Gate University, California

Green River Community College, Washington

Hillsborough Community College

Husson University

Iglobal University

Nigeriana Tech University

Lebanon Valley College

Lincoln University, California

Living Arts College

Louisiana State University, Louisiana

Manhattan Institute of Management, New York

Marshall University

Metropolitan College of New York

Midwestern State University, Texas

Mississippi State university

Missouri University of Science and Technology, Missouri

Montana State University – Billings, Montana

Montana State University – Bozeman, Montana

National University, California

Navitas at UMass Dartmouth-University of Massachusetts

Navitas at UMass Lowell -University of Massachusetts

Navitas at UNH -University of New Hempshire

Navitas at WKU -Western Kentucky University

New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey

New York Film Academy, New York

North American College, Texas

North Central College Naperville, Illinois

Northern Kentucky University, Kentucky

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

University of South Dakota

George Mason University

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Marshall University, West Virginia

Norwich University

Drew University

Northern Michigan University, Michigan

Northland College

Northwood University

Oregon State University

Pacific University Oregon

Pittsburg State University

San Jose State University, California

University of Colorado-Denver

University of Maryland-Baltimore County

University of St Thomas(EduCo)

Bay State College(EduCo), Boston

University of Nebraska-Lincoln(EduCo)

Brandeis International Business School(EduCo), MA

San Mateo College

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Minnesota

Schiller International University, Florida

Seattle Central Community College, Washington

Southeast Missouri State University

St. John’s University

State University of New York

SIT Graduate Institute

Strayer University


SUNY Geneseo

SUNY New Paltz

SUNY Old Westbury

SUNY, Buffalo State College, New York

SUNY, Maritime College, New York

SUNY, Oswego, New York

SUNY, University at Albany, New York


St. Louis University

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi – the Island University

Texas Southern University, Texas

The University of Mississippi

The University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Tennessee

Thomas College, Maine

Troy University, Alabama

University of South Carolina

University of Alabama-Birmingham-INTO

University of Cincinnati

University of Nigerianapolis

University of Montana, Missoula

University of Redlands

University of Bridgeport, Connecticut

University of California Riverside, California

University of Central Florida

University of Charleston, West Virginia

University of Dallas, Texas

University of Hartford, Connecticut

University of Kansas

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Texas

University of Nebraska – Omaha

University of New Haven, Connecticut

University of South Florida

University of the Potomac, Washington

United States University, Chula Vista, California

Upper Iowa University, Iowa

Vaughan College of Aeronautics and Technology, Flushing New York

Webber International University, Florida

Western New England University

Westcliff University

Widener University

Worcester State University

Marymount University

Kansas State University Polytechnic

Education System in the USA
The United States offers one of the most diverse forms of higher education opportunities in the world. It boasts of almost 4500 colleges, universities and community colleges spread across both urban and rural settings. It is not just the diversity and magnitude of opportunities but also the quality in learning and research that attracts thousands of international students to study in America. According to most of the prominent rankings of world universities, American universities grab a major pie out of the top five hundred positions. These world class institutions have built their reputation and trust among students including Nigerians, based on their fortes of academic excellence, cultural diversity, opportunity to gain perspectives from all over the world, excellent support for international students, ground breaking research in every field, ample opportunities for extracurricular activities through fraternities and clubs, and generous scholarship offers.

Be it the Ivy League, large public research universities or smaller liberal arts colleges, students can pick from a wide range of choices for undergraduate, graduate or professional education. While the undergraduates study in the US offers opportunity to obtain two years Associate or a four to five years Bachelor’s degree, graduate study which mostly focuses on research and specialized training allows students to acquire a Masters or Doctoral degree. The options in professional schools include degrees in law, medicine, pharmacy, business and technology.

Despite the economic slump that started towards the end of the last decade, the USA remains the largest economy in the world with one of the highest GDP per capita among the countries in the developed world. Job opportunities abound for hard working Nigerians in all major private, public and nonprofit sectors. American universities offer wonderful exposures to the job market during and after studies through internship, co-operative education (Co-op) and Optional Practical Training (OPT). The Career Services in the university campuses offer invaluable guidance regarding job search, interview process and alumni networking, etc. Also, Nigerians are one of the most educated and professionally successful ethnic communities in the USA in terms of access to higher education and annual income.f study available in the world. From the famous PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) at Oxford to Global Innovation Management at University of Strathclyde, USA has it what you need to succeed in your dream career. Some popular courses among Nigerian students studying in the USA are Accountancy, Business Management, Art and Architecture, Design, Tourism and Hotel Management, Engineering, Medicine and Biotechnology.