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Thousands of UK students switch to US universities – build your own education in the US!

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Thousands of UK students switch to US universities – build your own education in the US!

That’s my dream – would love to go to the US and live the American College dream e.g. play American Football, Cheerleaders etc…

Within four years, a quarter of sixth formers at a leading UK independent school will be heading for universities in the United States. That’s the prediction of Anthony Seldon, head of Wellington College in Berkshire. Dr Seldon, one of the UK’s most prominent head teachers, says that ambitious teenagers are looking further afield than ever before in their university choices.

The lure of well-funded US universities, with more broad-based course options, is proving increasingly attractive to youngsters in the UK, he says. At a recent talk with pupils, he said that about 40% claimed to want to go to US universities, with the expectation that many of these will actually go on to enrol.

This surge in academic wanderlust reflects the experience of the Fulbright Commission, which promotes educational links between the US and UK.

The level of interest is “rising sharply” this year, says commission director Lauren Welch. They were taken aback when 4,000 students turned up for a US university recruitment fair in London last month – double previous years.

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