Create your own education

International students who come to study in the U.S. are surprised at how U.S. classes differ from those in many other countries. Students express their opinions in class and actively participate, instead of simply taking lecture notes.

Students at U.S. colleges shape their own educations. As the scholars in the video above explain, U.S. schools allow you to explore a variety of areas before deciding on a major area of focus.

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(State Department/Julia Maruszewski)

U.S. colleges usually allow you to minor in a field in addition to the major, or even change majors if you have a change of heart, though that probably will be harder the later you decide to do it. Many schools also allow a student to invent a major through study across two or more academic departments.

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