Becoming an International Student in the USA
The United States has the world's largest international student population.1 Over one million students have chosen to further their education and life experience at a U.S. college or university.2 Grand Canyon University (GCU) has grown with Phoenix to become one of the nation's premier private universities.
We understand adjusting to a new culture, language and academic system can be emotionally challenging for international students. Therefore, GCU is prepared to walk side-by-side with you as you overcome possible cultural shock, manage new expectations and find your sense of belonging, all of which can impact your emotional well-being.
Start Your International Student Journey at GCU
GCU has been embracing different cultures for over 70 years. We encourage and motivate our students to share their individual perspectives, so they can become global contributors. GCU international students come from many countries such as Nigeria, Canada, India, Turkey, Australia, China, Spain, Taiwan, Japan, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom and Vietnam.1 The college is allowed by federal law to accept nonimmigrant students with an F-1 Student Visa.
An analysis of student visa data indicates that 1,159,798 international students were studying at American colleges and universities in 2020.1 Studying abroad is a great way to expand your horizons and gain life experiences. GCU offers an international student program that can help you achieve these goals.
GCU offers full-time F-1 Visa student options. Our International Student Office and university counselors can help guide you through the enrollment process. Here is some helpful information:
Students With Foreign Credentials
As part of our initiative to academically prepare global contributors, GCU invites qualified students, who have completed their prior education outside of the U.S., to apply to GCU. When you enroll, you join our community of students who value relevant degree programs that emphasize Christian ethics.
If you have completed secondary school, or if you have attended college, university or technical school outside the U.S. or U.S. protectorate (Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Northern Marianas Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia), you may be qualified to attend GCU as a student with foreign credentials.
GCU serves thousands of students from numerous countries in a variety of degree programs. To serve them, we have student services counselors dedicated to understanding the needs of students with foreign credentials, as well as pre-established services to ensure that all non-U.S. students’ past educational experiences integrate into our academic environment.
As an international student planning to study in the USA, it’s important to familiarize yourself with specific health and safety requirements that will assist you in maintaining good health during your academic journey. Understanding health requirements and reviewing health-related considerations as an international student is an essential part of the admissions process.
As you embark on this exciting journey, GCU is committed to providing you with a personalized and inclusive educational experience that caters to your unique needs and aspirations. From fostering meaningful connections with fellow students from around the world to empowering you to explore new cultures and broaden your horizons, our program is dedicated to nurturing your academic, cultural and personal growth.
FAQs for International Students in the USA
Are you an international student studying or preparing to study in the USA? Navigating the intricacies of studying and living in a foreign country can be overwhelming. Here are some frequently asked questions that may address common concerns and provide helpful information if you’re looking for colleges for international students who wish to study in the USA.
Get ready to study abroad and gain life experiences as an international student at GCU. Take the first step toward becoming an international student in the U.S. by requesting more information today.
1 College Factual (n.d.). Grand Canyon University International Student Report. Retrieved April 21, 2023.
2 International Student (n.d.). Study in the USA. Retrieved April 20, 2023.
3 International Student (n.d.). Grand Canyon University. Retrieved April 21, 2023.
4 Federal Student Aid (n.d.). Eligibility Requirements. Studentaid.gov. Retrieved April 20, 2023.
5 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (n.d.). Working in the United States. Retrieved April 21, 2023.