The USA has the world’s largest international student population, with nearly 600,000
students choosing to broaden their education and life experience in the United States.
Nearly 4% of all students enrolled in higher-level education are international students,
and the numbers are growing. From the mid-1950’s, when international student enrollment
was only just reaching 35,000, international education in the USA has come a long
way.We look forward to helping students who, like you, are considering continuing
your education in the United States. You will find all of the tools you need to compile
your necessary research in deciding if the United States is the best place for you
- we have gathered valuable information on educational, social, cultural and economic
aspects of studying in the U.S.
For those of you who have already made the choice to study in the United States,
you are now faced with the task of matching your goals and needs with the right program.
Answers to your research questions can be found here, from the information we’ve
collected from educators to real-life stories from other non-U.S. students like you.Many
schools and programs offer international students great opportunities for learning
and enrichment in the United States, and we know that choosing one can be an extensive
and exhausting process. Find out what program is right for you and make the right
Why Choose USA ?
The United States has one of the world’s finest university systems, with outstanding
programs in virtually all fields. At the U.S. degrees are recognized throughout the
world for their excellence.
Variety of Educational Opportunities
The United States is home to several thousand colleges and universities, boasting
at least ten times as many campuses as in any other country. As a result, the higher
education system in the U.S. has something for everyone. Some U.S. colleges and universities
stress broad educational principles; others emphasize practical, employment-related
skills; and still others specialize in the arts, social sciences or technical fields.
As a result, you can often have a variety of options and educational opportunities
if you are looking for a place to study a particular field. You can usually find
several schools to choose from, no matter how specific or unusual your needs may
Universities in the U.S. pride themselves on being at the forefront of technology,
research and techniques, and in making the best possible equipment and resources
available to their students. Even if your field does not directly involve science
or engineering, you will have opportunities to become skilled in using the latest
technology to conduct research, as well as obtain and process information. You will
find ways to stay connected with researchers, teachers and experts in your field
all over the world.
Opportunity for Research, Teaching and Training
Many graduate programs offer training and teaching opportunities that enable students
to become teaching assistants to undergraduates and/or research assistants on special
projects exploring different aspects of your field of study .International students
are some of the most valued teachers and researchers in U.S. universities because
they bring new skills and ideas to the classroom and library or laboratory. This
practical component of your education will prove useful in your future career, and
may give you insights into your field that would not be possible through course study
Although many programs are highly structured in that specific coursework requirements
must be met, you will generally be able to find a wide variety of course choices
to meet those requirements. For example, liberal arts coursework for an undergraduate
program will include (among others) classes in languages and mathematics, but you
will often have several options from which to choose insofar as which language class
you take, or which area of mathematics appeals most to your interests and skills.
At the advanced stages of a degree, or if you are pursuing a graduate degree, you
will be able to tailor your coursework to fit your specific academic goals, needs
and interests. When you choose topics for independent study for a graduate thesis
or dissertation, you can emphasize ideas that are important to you, your field and
Support Services for International Students
Studying in the United States is a rewarding experience, but navigating your way
through day-to-day issues can be a challenge. Many international students find that
the college and university international student office is a great help in helping
them adapt to a culturally and academically different environment. The mission of
the international student office is to assist students like you, and there is often
a wide range of student services that they provide.An orientation program upon your
arrival is just the start of the many programs and benefits of the university international
student office - throughout your time in the U.S., they can help answer questions
you may have regarding your visa status, financial situation, housing, employment
possibilities, health concerns and more. If you choose to complete your degree in
the United States, this office often provides resume and employment assistance as
graduation nears. The international student office will be an invaluable source of
information and help as you make the transition into academic and cultural life in
the United States.
Global Education and Long-Term Career Prospects
Experience in an international setting is a marketable commodity. Many employers
seek the wide range of knowledge, adaptability and experience that international
students acquire by studying in the United States. Companies in the U.S. are increasingly
seeking to become a strong presence in the global marketplace. They often look to
hire employees who not only have multi-cultural language skills, but those who can
also help communicate, negotiate and conduct business across different cultures.The
United States is not the only country seeking strong candidates when hiring; international
students are in high demand elsewhere, as well. In recent years, international companies
have become much more proactive in recruiting from the pool of strong international
student graduates. Your long-term career prospects can be enhanced by your experiences
through the development of self-confidence, independence and cross-cultural skills
- attributes which are in high demand with employers worldwide.
Campus Life Experience
When you continue your studies in the U.S., you are making a choice to broaden not
only your educational experience, but your cultural opportunities, as well. Whether
you attend a small, private college in a small town or a university situated in the
middle of a large urban area, most universities offer a variety of student clubs
and organizations to match the wide array of student interests. You can have the
opportunity to immerse yourself in American culture, meeting new people and making
new friends, through different organizations and associations. International students
often find that the international student office is a good starting point for campus
offerings, as well as the campus student center. Your time studying abroad can be
enriched by taking part in the social and cultural scene surrounding you, and you
will likely find that U.S. campuses provide a rich variety academic, cultural and
athletic activities that add new dimensions to your life.
For International Students seeking admission in the United States
Every year thousands of international students come to USA for graduation/other higher
degrees in Engineering, Medicine, Management, Law etc. , and why not, the best colleges
in almost any field are in this great country. The information below is focused on
getting a Student visa (often referred as F1 or F-1 visa), some useful information
around the college application procedure and prospects after you complete your study
are also covered.Visa or immigration document allows a foreign citizen to travel
to a U.S. port-of entry (ex Airport) and request permission from the U.S. immigration
officer to enter the United States.
STEP 1: EXAMS REQUIRED TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR STUDENT VISA:
a)Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): English is the national language
of USA. Earlier it use to be paper based exam but these days it’s mostly given on
the internet from designated centers all over the world. These scores are used by
many other countries. Although rare but some English speaking nations may be exempted
b) Specialization specific exam ( Ex: GRE / GMAT / SAT) : Depending on which specific
branch or level (Graduation/Under-Grad etc) of ducation, there is a test for that
very specific field. Tests centers are all over the world and mostly computer based.
A management level applicant will give GMAT, Engineering student will give GRE etc.
Depending on these scores there will be a cut-off for each institution to which you
can apply. Not all institutions can allow foreign students; they should have permission
from USCIS (United States Citizenship and immigration Services) to do so.
STEP 2: STUDENT VISA (F-1 Visa) The student should have a non-immigrant intent i.e.
he/she is coming to USA genuinely for educational purposes only and not just to enter
in the country for immigration purpose. Students must also demonstrate that they
have the financial resources to study without the need to engage in unauthorized
or illegal employment.
Institutions need these following documents
* Written application to the school
* Institution's qualification criteria for admission (i.e. TOEFL / SAT/ GRE etc.)
* Student's prior academic record and financial support evidence.
* An acceptance letter allowing the student to study.