Congrats! You have completed your undergraduate studies in Nigeria and now want to further your education abroad, specifically in the United States. It may seem daunting, and you may have questions like, “Where do I start?” “How do I find the best school for me?” “How do I get funding for my grad studies?” With proper planning, you can navigate this seemingly difficult path and find that it is pretty straightforward. In this article, I will attempt to give guidelines based on my own experience, in the hope that it will help make your task easier. I must emphasize that I will be falling back on my personal experience throughout this article, and I’m well aware that the experiences of others may differ drastically from mine. Furthermore, since I’m in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field, this article may seem slightly biased to that. In the end, what I hope to highlight are steps, which you can tweak however you like to achieve your own personal goals, and which (with little adjustments like plugging in the right exam for instance) can be used to get into programs in the humanities, arts and business, whatever you want to study!