US education generally enjoys very high reputation around the world. In addition, many Americans want to be able to spend a semester abroad but still be able to transfer their credits back home.
Why study in France?
France has long been one of the world’s top academic locations. Despite certain dominance of Anglo-Saxon universities, which is largely due to the dominance of English as the international medium of communication, it’s certainly not true that French higher education is behind the US and the UK.