The U.S. has a huge multicultural environment and prestigious educational system that is respected around the world, giving students that extra edge competing in their future career field.
Although educational institutions can be a bit more expensive than other popular study abroad destinations, America tops the list in diversity, educational programs available and post-grad opportunities, Therefore, it boasts of having the highest number of international students in the world.
While studying in America, international students are able to work part-time. However, this must be through on-campus recruitment. (Universities usually have programs set up to help you get on-campus work.)
There are more options to work off-campus after completing a year of schooling; Nevertheless you must meet particular criteria (such as substantial, unexpected expenses or it is part of practical training associated with your course).
After graduation there is an option to apply for an Optional Practical Training (OPT), which allows graduates to stay and work for 1 year (as long as it is related to your field of study).
For those studying STEM courses (Science, Technology, Engineering & mathematics), there is the possibility to extend the OPT for an additional 24 months.
- America’s largest intake is during the fall semester which begins in August and ends in September
- The second largest is the spring semester (beginning January/February).
- There is also a summer semester available for particular courses (beginning May/June).
Requirements vary based on institutions and selected courses. Students must meet the minimum English language requirement and a minimum academic record of 65% in humanities or 70-80% for STEM courses.
There are over 5,000 academic institutions in The US. But no need to get overwhelmed! We can help you find the right one to suit your individual needs and wants. We take into account the size of the school, academic programs available, cost, location as well as the lifestyle you want to create for yourself on and off campus.
Some American universities to check out:
- ECPI University
- University of North Texas
- New Jersey Institute of Technology
- University of Nebraska–Lincoln
- Seattle pacific university
- University of Maryland, Baltimore County
- Duquesne University
- University of Nebraska–Lincoln
- Paul Smith’s College
- Community colleges of Spokane
- University of California, Riverside-Extension
- University of Charleston
- Montana State University Billings
- I Global University
- Concordia University
- Columbus State Universities
- Duke University
- Stevens Institute of Technology
- University of Missouri-St. Louis
- Bay Atlantic University
- Baylor University
- DePaul University
- University of Hartford
- James Madison University
- Lipscomb University
- Long Island University
- Texas A&M University
- Western Washington University
Tuition and cost of living will vary in America depending on what city and course of study you choose.
Typical price range for American institutions:
(Please note private institutions are more expensive than public schools so costs can vary)
Cost of living and accommodation can vary greatly depending on the city, but average cost of on-campus housing is usually between $5,000-$8,000/year and $6,000-$15,000/year for an off-campus apartment.
Rights to work & financial aid
International students are allowed to work part-time while studying in America; however it must be through on-campus employment. For more assistance there are also lots of scholarships and grants available to international students, get in touch with us for more info!
After graduating, there are more options to live and work including a 1-3 year stay back (see Post-Study Work Visa for more detailed information).
We’re here to help!
We have been assisting and representing students wanting to study internationally since 2006. Our experienced team stays up-to-date with current visa/immigration laws and can offer advice, and ensure a smooth visa process so we can get you to your destination without any of the hassle.
What We Need From You:
- Transcripts & degrees certificates
- English proficiency score card
- Copy of valid passport
- Statement of purpose/personal statement
- CV and any work experience
If you need advice or would like assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our representatives: email@example.com or +91 994 6791000