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U.S. degrees are recognized all over the the world for their excellence.It is one of the world’s finest university systems, with outstanding programs and international recognition. Students have the opportunity to work directly with some of the finest minds in their field of study, with the chance to become involved with exclusive research and educational opportunities.
With several thousand colleges and universities, and at least ten times as many campuses as in any other country, the higher education system in the USA offers a great many study options and courses for studying abroad for all international students.
For decades now, the USA has led in many areas of cutting-edge technology and research. As a result, students interact with potential and current leaders in their field during the course of study. The USA offers some of the most innovative and path breaking STEM courses (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math courses).
Research-based learning and education are actively encouraged. If you’re looking to challenge yourself intellectually and academically, and you aim to become a research scholar, there are several exciting programs ready for you to study.
The fact that United States universities are among the richest in the world means that if you’re a meritorious student, you could very well be on the receiving end of scholarships and grants.
Tired of the same old courses? Well, you can reach out of the box too because the US education system provides a lot of flexibility in the courses on offer.
Class sizes are small—there could be as few as 10 to 20 students studying with you. This means there’ll be more engagement, greater interaction, and all the personal attention every student needs.
Once you complete your study degree, you’ll be granted an Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa that’ll let you work in the field related to your area of study so that you can gain some practical experience. The OPT is valid for 12 months, and 17 in the case of a STEM OPT extension. During this time you might even be hired by a company that'll sponsor your H1-B or work visa.
The United States government offers three student visa types including F, J, and M.
Most students fall under the F-1 student visa category. Before you can apply for a student visa, you must first apply and be accepted by a U.S. institution of higher education that is certified by the Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP). Once accepted at an SEVP-certified school, you will receive a Form I-20 from the institution's international student office to present when you apply for your student visa. Students should be aware of the fees such as the non-refundable visa application fee and the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee of $200.
In the USA, an F-1 student automatically has permission to work on campus but still needs to work with a Designated School Official (DSO) to ensure the job offered qualifies as on-campus employment. An F-1 student may begin working as much as 30 days before the start of a program of study. Students are authorized to work for a maximum of 20 hours during the school semester and 40 hours outside of the school semester. Employment must be on-campus and requires approval from the school’s Designated School Official (DSO).
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will authorize off-campus employment only in cases of severe economic hardship occurring after a student's enrollment in an academic program and after the student has been in F-1 status for at least one full academic year, or in emergent circumstances as defined by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). An F-1 student must show an ability to afford the costs of school and living expenses before entering the United States and should not plan to work off-campus.
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