The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country primarily located in North America.It is the world’s third- or fourth-largest country by total area. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world’s 17 mega diverse countries.The U.S. is a pioneer and leading country in the world for education and technology. More than 4,000 accredited institutions make up U.S. higher education in the United States. This diversity offers students options to specialize in a variety of academic disciplines and even gain employment training.
Academic Flexibility : The American higher education system offers flexible options to students according to their needs and interests. According to the latest report by the QS university rankings, USA has emerged as a leading country known for its quality education.
Career Opportunities : Due to the varied insight into different fields of study offered by universities of USA, it broadens the scope of the career path
Research and Training opportunities : U.S. universities offer research and training opportunities to international students at the graduate level. Students can assist professors with research on different projects and it also gives them an opportunity to work with the best in their chosen field of study.
Use of technology : U.S. takes pride in its technological advancement and it has made sure that all spectrums of the education sector are well equipped with the latest technology. This makes life of the student much simpler with easy access to data and other technology
United States is undoubtedly an expensive country for higher education. The education expenses vary according to the level, type of program and also geographic location. It also depends on the type of university one enrolls.
|1||Massachusetts institute of technology|
|3||University of Pennsylvania|
|4||California Institute of Technology|
|12||Johns Hopkins University|
|13||University of Chicago|
|17||University of Southern California|
|18||Washington University in St Louis|
|24||Carnegie Mellon University|
|28||New York University|
|29||University of Notre Dame|
|31||Claremont McKenna College|
|39||University of Miami|
|41||Case Western Reserve University|
|42||Bryn Mawr College|
|47||University of Rochester|
|50||Mount Holyoke College|
|1||University of California, Los Angeles|
|2||University of Michigan-Ann Arbor|
|3||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|4||University of California, Berkeley|
|5||University of California, Davis|
|6||University of California, San Diego|
|7||University of Washington-Seattle|
|8||Purdue University West Lafayette|
|9||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|10||University of Virginia (Main campus)|
|11||University of Texas at Austin|
|12||University of Florida|
|13||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|14||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|15||University of California, Santa Barbara|
|16||University of California, Irvine|
|17||University of Maryland, College Park|
|18||Texas A&M University-College Station|
|19||William & Mary|
|20||United States Naval Academy|
|21||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|22||Michigan State University|
|23||Ohio State University (Main campus)|
|24||University of Minnesota Twin Cities|
|25||University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh campus|
|26||North Carolina State University|
|27||University of Connecticut|
|28||Penn State (Main campus)|
|29||Stony Brook University|
|30||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University|
|31||University at Buffalo|
|32||Indiana University Bloomington|
|33||University of Utah|
|34||Rutgers University-New Brunswick|
|35||University of Arizona|
|36||University of Georgia|
|37||University of Delaware|
|38||University of Iowa|
|39||Binghamton University, State University of New York|
|40||University of Colorado Boulder|
|41||University of Massachusetts Amherst|
|42||Colorado School of Mines|
|43||Virginia Military Institute|
|44||Washington State University|
|45||University of Colorado Denver|
|46||George Mason University|
|49||University of California, Riverside|
|50||California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo|
|1||Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de Guayama|
|2||North Central Kansas Technical College|
|3||Louisiana Technical College-Shelby Jackson Campus|
|4||Chief Dull Knife College|
|5||State Technical College of Missouri|
|6||Northeast Louisiana Technical College|
|7||Lancaster County Career and Technology Center|
|8||Lake Area Technical Institute|
|9||Pamlico Community College|
|10||J F Ingram State Technical College|
|11||Moraine Park Technical College|
|12||Pearl River Community College|
|13||College of Marin|
|14||New Mexico Military Institute|
|15||University of Pittsburgh-Titusville|
|16||Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology|
|17||Southeastern Community College|
|18||Louisiana Technical College-T H Harris Campus|
|19||Southwest Wisconsin Technical College|
|20||Mountainland Technical College|
|21||East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program|
|22||Kauai Community College|
|24||Flint Hills Technical College|
|25||Northern Maine Community College|
|26||Colby Community College|
|27||Little Big Horn College|
|28||South Central Louisiana Technical College-Lafourche Campus|
|29||Fox Valley Technical College|
|30||Blue Mountain Community College|
|31||Richard Bland College|
|32||Wayne Community College|
|33||Cape Fear Community College|
|34||University of South Carolina-Lancaster|
|35||Wharton County Junior College|
|37||Wake Technical Community College|
|39||Marion Military Institute|
|40||University of South Carolina-Sumter|
|41||Greenfield Community College|
|43||Edgecombe Community College|
|44||Piedmont Community College|
|45||Arkansas State University-Newport|
|46||City College of San Francisco|
Most of the study abroad aspirants have immigration in mind when they apply in a foreign university. USA is an immigration friendly country that allows international students to work after studies. The F-1 non-immigrant student visa allows the students to take up on-campus work up to 20 hours per week in the first nine months.
The following employment opportunities :
Optional Practical Training (OPT) The OPT established by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) allows international students to stay back in the US after completing the course. The OPT employment needs authorization from USCIS and from the school’s International Student Office.OPT allows the students to work for 12 months in total after completing the course in the USA. The students can apply for OPT nine months after starting their course.
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) CPT is an off-campus employment option for the F-1 visa holders which allow them to do “alternative work/study, internship, cooperative education, or any other type of required internship or practicum that is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the school” if practical training is an integral part of the course.
To begin studying as an international student, there are a range of entry requirements you may have to meet.
The academic requirements (including evidence of English language skills) you need to study will vary depending on the level of education you want to study. Universities and schools can have different entry requirements, so read the course information on their websites carefully.
The costs associated with studying at university or school overseas vary greatly. It depends on the nature of the program, the length of your stay, the distance you travel and the kind of lifestyle you want when you get there.
Your career prospects will benefit hugely from your experience of studying, living and socialising overseas. It’s your opportunity to develop a wealth of new skills, perspectives and stronger English language skills and seek work experience from the sort of employers you’d like to work for.
The skills and qualifications employers and professional registration bodies require will vary from country to country. If, for example, you are working towards a career with strict entry requirements such as medicine, engineering, accounting or teaching, do some research with the relevant registration bodies in your home country for advice.
There is a limited number of partial scholarships and bursaries available for international students. The amount varies by level of study and by institution. These scholarships are competitive and you need to demonstrate exceptional academic achievements.
Working while you study can help complement your study and living experience. If you pursue a course at degree level or above you may be permitted to work while on an international student visa.
Before you undertake any paid work, you need to make sure that your visa allows it. The opportunity for students to work part-time during their studies varies from country to country.
Many universities have a dedicated job centre on-campus for students that advertise job opportunities to help students develop skills. The university careers service is also a useful source of information.
We recommend you begin your application process at least a year in advance to give enough time for your applications to be processed and to prepare for your time overseas.