A college education is a huge investment — of money, of time and of effort. Is it worth it?

In the United States and the other 33 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), university-educated workers earn twice as much as workers who have not finished secondary school, according to the OECD’s recent report on 2012 earnings.

Join a live webchat December 11 at 14:00 UTC titled “Invest in Your Future.” Its panel includes two former international students from Australia and Algeria, as well as Angella Griffin, a career-development expert from George Washington University. Panelists will answer questions from participants from around the world.

“Long-term, potential income is greatly enhanced by a U.S. education,” said Griffin, essentially agreeing with the OECD. But she would go further: “The professional relationships developed in U.S. classrooms and on campuses offer lifelong opportunities for international students.”

Join Griffin and the other panelists to learn more about these topics:

  • The benefits of getting a college education in the United States.

  • How you can launch a successful career with the help of an American degree.

  • The opportunities a U.S. diploma creates in the global economy.

You should also visit ShareAmerica’s Study in the U.S. collection for additional information, advice and firsthand accounts of what it’s like to be an international student in the United States.