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We are all aware of the dreamland of Hollywood. Some of the world’s celebrities are American, but not only that. USA in recent years has emerged as a powerhouse for educational institutes and facilities. Students from across the globe want to come and study in a country so filled with opportunities and always evolving. The USA provides students not only with the best education facilities but also gives them the chance to work in major sectors to be able to make a superior portfolio for all streams of life.

Education In USA


Where should I begin? The USA is a country that stands out and shines in almost all sectors of the world.

Hollywood, the most powerful military, and many other factors have turned the United States into one of the most developed countries in the world. People from around to globe come to visit this country to pursue a career.

The diverse society that the United States is built upon consists of about 50 states, making it one of the most versatile out of other countries.  The USA is known for its range of world-renowned universities, academic flexibility, and unique pedagogy, due to which the American education system is undoubtedly the best.

You will be achieving your first step toward success by having a degree from an American University. The USA has the world’s most flexible education system, students can study their area of interest as a specialization. As the education system of the USA is not centralized each institute can determine its program and admission standards. Lateral movement in the education system is possible at any time.


  • Capital: Washington, D.C.
  • Currency: USD (United States dollar)
  • Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Chinese
  • Area: 9.834 million km2
  • Students: 19.4 million
  • Academic year: September – May
  • Time zone: USA (GMT-4)


Education System

College in the USA means a four-year-long undergraduate school where students earn their bachelor’s degree, some colleges can be a part of universities.

Such educational institutes offer both undergraduate and post-graduate programs for students to learn. There are three different opportunities to choose from when it comes to studying.

Study Abroad: In this case, there are some freestanding courses to choose from, which can take about two to three years to complete. Not every college in the US has this option, and that’s why it is better to check with the school for all information.

At some universities, you apply to the courses when you apply to the school, but for most universities, you choose your practices when you start your education.

Undergraduate: You study a complete undergraduate course which has a duration of three to four years.

Undergraduates in the US require completion of 120 credits, amounting to 15 hours of credit each term for full-time students, and when you graduate from the undergraduate education program in the USA, you earn a bachelor’s degree.

Postgraduate: After earning your Bachelor’s degree if you wish to study more in-depth about your subject then you can opt for a postgraduate degree which can be a Masters’s degree or a Ph.D.

Students who complete postgraduate education earn a Master’s Degree, which usually takes three to four semesters to finish.

Intake: August and January


Getting accepted into a college in the US is a little more difficult than expected, and that is only because of the number of students who send applications and are eagerly waiting and wanting to become international students at the home of Hollywood. 


Major Cities

  • New York
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
  • Houston
  • Philadelphia


Major Industries

  • Food Industry.
  • Automotive Industry.
  • Healthcare.
  • Technology.
  • Non-Durable Manufacturing.

Tuition fees and living cost

Tuitions fees and living costs can vary a lot depending on the colleges/universities, education, and cities. The USA isn’t a cheap country to live in, but that doesn’t make it any less affordable.

Tuition is usually between $5,000 and $50,000 per year. Costs for food and living are generally between $8,000 and 12,000 dollars per year.

In addition to paying tuition, you need money for transportation, course literature, and personal expenses. 

These expenses can be scary, but many support systems can assist the students with some financial aid.

Thousands of students get funding for colleges in the USA through grants or loans. Loans are an amount of borrowed money that must be paid back with some percentage of interest. (Low interest for students) Grants on the other hand are gifts that must not be paid back, However, grants often have stipulations such as maintaining a certain grade point average to keep the money.

Many students can earn scholarships depending on their academic merit, athletic talent, or civic performance.

There are several scholarships and funding programs that cover the fees in the USA.

  • Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides ten months of non-degree academic study and related professional experiences.
  • Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Program: for outstanding postgraduate students from selected developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies.


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Visa information

The United States of America offers three kinds of student visas.

F Student Visa for study at a credited US college or university.

  • J Exchange Visa for participation in an exchange program, including high school and university
  • M Student Visa for non-academic and vocational study or training in the USA.


Before a student can apply for F, J, or M student visas, it is important to first apply and get accepted by a U.S. institution of higher education that is certified by the SEVP.

(Student Exchange and Visitor Program) Once accepted at a SEVP-certified institution, students will receive a Form I-20 or DS-2019 from the institution’s international student office to present when a student applies for a student visa.

Documents required for application for Student Visa

  • A valid passport.
  • Acceptance letter by a SEVP-certified institute from the US.
  • Application fee payment for the SEVIS.
  • Non-immigrant visa application and the Form DS-160 confirmation page.
  • Your photograph in the requested format, and number.
  • Academic preparation documents such as transcripts, diplomas, degrees, or certificates.
  • Evidence that you have sufficient funds to maintain your living expenses throughout your stay in the U.S.
    • Bank statements.
    • Financial undertaking by a sponsor to cover your accommodation and living costs.
  • Evidence that you will leave the US once you have completed your course of study. This can be in the form of an air ticket out of the US to your home country.


Applying for Visa

Students must apply for their student visa application online using the US Embassy and Consulates website. It is necessary to apply about 120 days before the start of your program date. 

Students can be called for an interview at the US Embassy for the application for a visa.

  1. SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) fee and I-20 form collection- Once you pay the SEVIS fee, you are given an I-20 form from your new school or college. Fill out the form and bring it along for your F-1 interview.
  2. VISA fee and form collection- Pay your visa fee at the designated bank and collect the visa form. Fill out the form and bring it along for your interview.
  3. VISA interview- Schedule a visa interview with the US embassy in your country. The waiting time may vary depending on the visa type. Once you complete the interview successfully, you’ll receive your visa 120 days in advance.

Career Prospects

The United States of America is a top favorite country for students looking for higher education, not just because of the great educational facilities, but also the kind of job opportunities there to fish. Higher education in the U.S. is not just about academics, it is pretty practical and research-based, which develops essential skills which help to bag good job opportunities.

On-campus Employment and Off-campus Employment

On-campus jobs are among the most popular choices for students to work while simultaneously pursuing their studies. On-campus jobs revolve in and around the vicinity of the university or are in some way connected to the university. Students can choose to work at cafeterias, computer centers, libraries, university offices, etc.

Anything not affiliated with a university is called an off-campus job. It is illegal for a student to work off-campus jobs with an F-1 visa. Students can only work off-campus after completing at least 1 academic year in their course. However, under a few circumstances if the student is in grave financial issues then exceptions are made after coordinating with the person in charge.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

This is temporary employment authorization for F-1 visa students in the U.S. while they are still pursuing their first year. Students can get a maximum of three CPT authorisations in their degree program.

CPT must be completed before graduation, it can be done part-time or full-time. Keep in mind that if you work full-time for 12 months in CPT, you become ineligible for Optional Practical Training. 

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

This program allows international students in the United States to work temporarily for up to 12 months.

During the OPT period authorisation, a student should be working or actively seeking employment. There are limits to what jobs count as employment and to the number of days you may remain unemployed.

Work Right

Students have aspirations to learn, improve, and gain experience working in the USA. The USA is a diverse country and has plenty of job opportunities for international students.

The post-study visa becomes one of the most important factors for students to come and study in the USA. As an F1 student visa holder, students can complete one year of temporary work directly related to their major field of study. F1 visa holders can apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) after completing their studies.

  • Students can apply for OPT after completing their studies.
  • After receiving the OPT students must find a job within the next 90 days after completion of their studies.
  • OPT gives students an additional one-year extension.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

This program allows international students in the United States to work temporarily for up to 12 months.

During the OPT period of authorization, a student should be working or actively seeking employment. There are limits to what jobs count as employment and to the number of days you may remain unemployed.

H -1B Visa (Non-immigrant visa)

Students have the option to apply for H -1B visa, also known as the Person in Specialist occupation visa. This lets a student stay for three years in the U.S. But some requirements must be fulfilled, and not every international student can apply for this visa.

  • Major field of study in an advanced degree. (Doctor, Lawyer, Scientist, etc)
  • Correlation between your degree and work experience and your job duties.
  • Approval of a labor condition attestation (LCA) from the Department of Labor before filing the H-1B petition with Immigration and Naturalization Services.
    • This document will protect you in the case of any kind of exploitation you might face, it also ensures that you get paid and treated equally to your American counterparts.


The H-1B Visa grants three years of work permit initially, and it can be extended a further three years if the student’s employer feels so, and applies for the application process. However, six years is the limit for the H-1B visa.


  1. Texas A & M University
  2. Harvard University
  3. Arizona State University
  4. Northeastern University
  5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  6. University of Illinois
  7. Stanford University
  8. New York University
  9. University of New Haven
  10. The University of Texas at Dallas
  11. University of California
  12. The University of Texas at Austin
  13. Georgia Institute of Technology
  14. University of North Texas
  15. University of South Florida
  16. University of Southern California
  17. Pace University
  18. Columbia University
  19. University at Buffalo
  20. Purdue University
  21. New Jersey Institute of Technology
  22. Saint Louis University
  23. University of Florida
  24. San Jose State University
  25. University of Maryland Baltimore County
  26. Boston University
  27. University of Michigan
  28. University of Alabama
  29. DePaul University
  30. Kent State University
  31. University of Washington
  32. University of Houston
  33. University of Maryland
  34. Sacred Heart University
  35. University of Cincinnati
  36. George Mason University
  37. Yale University
  38. University of Massachusetts Boston

Universities with Reasonable Fees

  1. University of Florida
  2. University of Illinois
  3. Georgia Institute of Technology
  4. Purdue University
  5. Virginia Tech University
  6. Brigham Young University
  7. North Carolina State University
  8. University of Georgia
  9. Ohio State University
  10. Florida State University

Permanent Residency

Students with an F1 visa can apply for a Green card which is a permanent resident visa. There are two kinds of Green cards: A regular permanent visa and a Conditional permanent visa. If you qualify as a regular permanent resident, your Green Card will be valid for 10 years. If you qualify as a conditional permanent resident, your Green Card will be valid for 2 years.

  1. Receive Employer Sponsorship: Students can receive sponsorship from a US employer provided that an employer meets specific eligibility requirements, you can petition for an EB2 or EB3 visa.
  2. Marrying a US Citizen: It is possible to obtain a green card by marrying a US citizen. A conditional green card is applicable in thof transaction, and rigorous background checks and interviews are done to check the integrity of the marriage. 
  3. Seek Asylum: If there is a civil war currently happening in your native country, or if you are part of a persecuted population or group and returning would put your life in danger, then you may be able to obtain a Green Card by petitioning for asylum.
  4. Win the Green Card Lottery: Once each year, USCIS offers the Green Card lottery, where one person is chosen randomly to be awarded the green card. And petitioners from certain countries cannot enter the lottery because the country has sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the U.S. in the last five years.
  5. Receive Sponsorship by a Relative Who Owns a Business: If you have a relative who owns a business, they can sponsor you for a green card. Your business-owning relative, however, will have to prove that they are hiring you due to your qualifications, rather than because you are related. 
  6. Receive Parent or Child Sponsorship: If you have a parent or a child under 18 who is already a legal US citizen, they can sponsor you for your green card.

Citizenship/citizen benefits

  • Right to Permanent Residency
  • Right to Work
  • Right to Protection Under Law
  • Right to a Driver’s License
  • Right to Bear Arms
  • Right to Travel
  • Right to Request Visas for Immediate Family
  • Right to Social Security Benefits


The United States: Students’ paradise

There is a type of diversity you don’t always find in every country, the number of different cultures and communities that coexist in the U.S. makes it easy for an international student to settle down. 

Students love the idea of coming to the United States to breathe the air and take in all the sights and history of the country. It is renowned for having a blockbuster heritage, a better present, and a high-potential future.

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