EB5 INVESTORS M AGAZINE 14 W hy M any I nvestors D ream of EB-5 to H elp A chieve E ducational G oals for T heir C hildren The EB-5 option can ease the stress of applying for and attending American universities, reduce tuition, open up federal student aid and government-backed student loans, and enable students to stay in the U.S. after graduation. By Robert Garmong A me r ic a i s t he go-to de st i n at ion for t he majority of the world’s overseas students. 1 Nea rly a qua r te r of a l l b orde r-c rossi ng st udent s c ho ose t he U.S. a s t hei r dest i nat ion. 2 Despite a recent drop-off, international enrollments i n A m e r i c a n s c ho ol s a n d u n i v e r s it ie s r e m a i n strong, with an estimated 1.1 million students in 2017. 3 A major priority for most foreign nationals who are considering EB-5 investments in America is education for their children. There is good reason for the U.S. to be the world’s dest i nat ion of choice for educat ion. Employers around the world list problem-solving ability as one of the hardest-to-find leadership sk ills, and A me r i c a’s s c ho ol s a r e c o m mo n l y r e g a rd e d a s leaders in teaching this skill. 4 While schools around the world are attempting to shake age-old traditions of rote memorization, American schools encourage independent thinking in research and writing from kindergarten on.