My daughter is a UK citizen applying to US universities. She plans to specialise in aerospace/astronautical engineering. However, friends (non-US citizens) have said that this field is hugely `protective` and that it will be impossible for her to get any internship or work experience. This is a concern but perhaps can be sidestepped by looking at smaller companies or even looking at internships in UK/Europe.
My bigger concern is that not having US citizenship will be a major obstacle when studying for the degree, in terms of lessons, labs, any projects with external companies or company visits. Is this a valid concern?
Many thanks in advance.