Study in USA

OVERVIEW

The United States of America lies in the North American continent, including Alaska, Hawaii and a few other territories scattered in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. The major portion of the USA is bordered by Canada in the North and Mexico in the South, and is the third largest country in the world with respect to total area. The USA is a superpower and a world leader with the largest national economy by nominal and real GDP. This is mainly attributed to the abundance of natural resources found across the country and its high worker productivity. The USA has considerable sway over the rest of the modern world with its political and cultural influence. The country is also well renowned for being a pioneer in scientific research, and encouraging modern technological innovations.

Why Study in USA

USA is without doubt the most coveted international destination for higher education. It is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world and has nurtured many brilliant minds of the 21st century.

USA is without doubt the most coveted international destination for higher education. It is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world and has nurtured many brilliant minds of the 21st century.

Here are some reasons why students choose to study in the USA.

  • Internationally recognized education programs
  • Ranks first in world for quality of education
  • Wide variety of course options
  • Availability of merit based scholarships.
  • Higher degree of flexibility with respect to the selected subjects and course timings.
  • Industry oriented training and research opportunities.
  • Exposure to advanced research and technologies.
  • Vibrant social life with the opportunity to interact with people from all over the world.

Courses Offered

The US has some of the finest colleges in the world that utilize traditional methods and cutting edge technology to impart knowledge to students. Universities in the USA offer countless options when it comes to quality higher education. Some of the courses available are:

  • Associate Degree (2 years)
  • Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)
  • Graduate Degree
  • Master’s Degree (2 years)
  • Doctorate Degree (3 to 6 years)

Education Requirements

Each university would have its own general eligibility criteria, as well as specific academic qualifications that applicants must possess. Students must also provide proof of their proficiency in the English by providing their IELTS or TOEFL scores.

Other test scores that may be required for specialized courses are listed below:

  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination) for graduate degrees
  • SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) for bachelor’s degrees
  • GMAT (Graduate Management Aptitude Test) for MBA and other management courses
  • LSAT (Law School Admission Test) for law degrees
  • MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) for medical courses

Cost Of Education

The cost of studying in the United States is a bit on the higher end. Private universities charge relatively more than community colleges that are funded by the state. But even public universities do charge students who’ve applied to study from out of state. The annual tuition costs for studying in the US starts at 8 lakh rupees.

On the bright side, the US does offer a wide selection of merit based scholarships to students who have a stellar academic record. Students who’ve received scholarships are expected to maintain a high GPA and be involved in various academic and extra-curricular activities within the university. Students will have to budget for additional expenses such as books, supplies, food and accommodation.

Application Procedure

The academic year in American universities usually begins in August each year, but some colleges also accept fresh intakes in the month of January. Each university would have its own admission standards, so students have to verify all the intricate details before sending out their application forms.

Here’s a generic overview of the application procedure in US universities:

  • Meet with one of our education consultants and narrow down the courses and universities that meet the student’s needs.
  • Check out each university’s requirements and prepare the application forms accordingly.
  • Some colleges may require students to send a personal essay and a few letters of recommendation.
  • Send the application to the university along with all the required documents.
  • Once the offer letter is received, reply with a confirmation, and proceed to apply for a student visa.
  • Get relevant visa documents in order, including financial proof and intent to return back to the home country.
  • Schedule and attend the visa interview.
  • Once the visa has been approved, coordinate with the university and plan the travel and accommodation details.

Work Rights

The USA gives international students to undertake Curricular Practical Training (CPT). This authorizes them to train in the relevant industries or work as a paid intern. Students can work part-time (less than 20 hours per week) or full-time (more than 20 hours per week) and earn a living in US dollars. This work might also be considered as work experience in their relevant fields.

CPT work study programs give students sufficient support to acquire paid jobs either on campus or off campus, based on their course and how long they’ve been studying in the US. Universities are also flexible with their courses, so students can schedule their classes around their work timings and vice versa. Having an American degree also boosts the chances of students to secure a job in their field after education, as long as they meet all eligibility criteria.

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More About USA

The United States of America is a dream destination for many from across the globe. The country ranges from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. It’s sheer size and geographic variation ensures that each region dictates its own climactic conditions. The climate ranges from tropical and oceanic near coastal regions, to temperate and polar in the north.

The United States is home to a diverse population and embraces cultures from all over the world. English is the most spoken language, while immigrants do hold on to their native languages for unofficial purposes. The government takes good care of its people, and invests a lot in their welfare. The average household income is the highest among developed countries and the essential commodities are quite affordable in the US. Overall, the United States of America is still considered a land of prosperity, and offers people opportunities to grow and succeed in their careers and in life.

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Students Details

Govind Gopinathan Nair

Course: Masters in Applied Mathematics, General

Institute: University of Washington - Seattle, USA (Visa process only)

Intake: 09/14

Joe philip

Course:  Bachelors in Computer and Information System Security

Institute: Our Lady of the Lake University 

Intake: 08/15

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