Capital – Washington D. C
Languages – English & Spanish
Official Currency – US $ (USD)
Climate – Mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii & Florida, arctic in Alaska, Semi-arid in the great planes west of the Mississippi river and arid in the Great Basin of the South West.
Time Difference – Washington 9 Hours 30 Minutes behind.
World class learning institutions with cutting edge technology, endless study choices, worldwide recognition, a diverse mix of people and culture, flexibility in terms of course schedules and hours, and a globally focused course curriculum, all make the US one of the most attractive student destinations in the world.
American society is enormously diverse and complex. Important differences exist between geographical regions, between rural and urban areas, and between social classes. In addition, the presence of millions of immigrants who came to the United States from all corners of the world with their own culture and values adds even more variety and flavor to American life.
Large numbers of students, from all over the world come to the United States to study at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Without a doubt, America offers very high quality postsecondary education. There are more than 4,000 public and private colleges, universities, and community colleges in the United States, including over 600 public four-year colleges and universities and over 1,650 private four – year colleges and universities. These traditional institutions enroll nearly 15 million students. In addition, more than 6,250 other non – collegiate postsecondary institutions offer specialized vocational and technical training.
Any student can find an appropriate program within the rich and diverse higher education system. This is true whether you are seeking career – oriented vocational and technical training from a community college, a liberal arts education from a small private college, an undergraduate science degree from a prestigious research institution, or one of a variety of programs offered by a multipurpose university. High quality educational programs are offered in all types of institutions at prices that vary as much as the programs and institutions themselves.
|•||After 12th a student can go for 4 years of Bachelor degree or 2 years of Associate degree|
|•||After completion of Bachelors Degree student pursues Master degree, which is normally of two years duration.|
|•||After completion of Master degree one can pursue PhD, which may take around 3 to 5 years to complete.|
Each U.S. College or university sets its own admission standards for admission of International students. U.S. colleges and universities usually base their admission decisions on a student’s academic records and applicable test records such as TOEFL or IELTS or SAT. If a student applies for graduate schools then additional exam scores like GRE or GMAT will be required. Minimum score of English language test is required as under:
|IELTS||5.5 to 6.0||6.5 or more|
Studying in the USA is an investment in your future. Tuition varies greatly, by school and location. Depending on where you choose to study, your yearly tuition can vary from US$15,000 to US$30,000. Living and food expenses approximately 5,000 US$ to 10,000 US$. Above mentioned costs are for one year and estimated
Working during study:
- During first 9 months of study international students are allowed to work on campus part time i.e. 20 hours per week and during vacation they are allowed to work full time.
- After 9 months they need to take permission from university to work off campus.
Spouse cannot work full time. They have to obtain work permit from USA to work full time.
After completion of studies students are allowed to stay in USA on OPT (Optional Practical Training) generally for one year whereas students of Science and Engineering get OPT of 27 (twenty-seven) months, during that duration students need to convert their student visa to a work permit visa (H1B) which can later on be converted to Green card.