Even if students do not major in psychology, taking psychology courses is beneficial, as psychology teaches students critical thinking skills, which are important in all careers and in life. It also teaches skills that help people work well together and form stronger relationships.
Studying in the US is beneficial due to the diversity that international students can encounter, not just in terms of people, but subjects to study, ideas, and geography. International students, particularly those that use school holidays to travel, will be exposed to a wide range of places, people, and ideas.
Psychology is the scientific study of behavior, thought, and feelings. Although many see psychology simply as offering therapy, it is more than that. International students who wish to become therapists would do well with a degree in psychology, but psychology also allows students to learn how to become better teachers, better parents, better business people, and better citizens. It teaches them to be critical thinkers, a skill that all need.
Career prospects do depend on the type of degree and the area of specialization in psychology that a student pursues. Career prospects increase if the student pursues an advanced graduate degree (master's degree or doctorate). However, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, careers involving psychology are expected to grow faster than the national average. In addition, because psychology teaches critical thinking and collaboration skills, employers in fields outside of psychology often hire graduates with a bachelor's degree in psychology. As a result, the career prospects are good.