The US is often labelled the ‘land of opportunity’ and it’s easy to see why. The rest of the world is playing catch up with the USA where higher education is concerned. The country, which spans six time zones, is regarded as one of the finest education and employment providers. The US has some world famous tourist attractions and scenery is stunning and varied. The cities are vibrant and bustling giving you ample opportunities to explore and enjoy.
Ranked by the United Nations as the best place in the world to live.
Why Study in USA
- The world’s most popular international student destination
More international students study in the USA than in any other country in the world – at the moment, there are more than 750,000.
- Diversity of geography, culture and institutions
Thanks to the sheer size of the USA and the large number of institutions, there is a perfect fit for each type of student. Huge, sprawling campuses that feel like cities and small, intimate campuses that feel like a collection of close friends. Tropical islands, dry deserts, snowy plains, the Grand Canyon, California, and New York City. In the USA, there is truly something for every type of learner.
- Technology & Research
USA is known for its latest technologies and advancement which gives the student a very good chance to make his/her future in these fields. USA has always been a hub of inventions. Students therefore have first-hand knowledge about cutting edge technologies coupled with excellent research opportunities.
- Get better command on English Language
The USA is an English-speaking country. Education is imparted in English and Businesses use English as the official language. Studying, living and working in an English speaking country like the USA will give you ample opportunities to improve your English language proficiency.
- PR Prospects in the land of opportunities
The United States is viewed by many as the land of opportunity because it presents them with life options they may not have had in their countries. Employment that could lead to economic stability is a big draw that foreigners pursue diligently.
After graduation, there is the opportunity to work full time in United States. The US is open to provide Green Card Holder status to International Students that meet their criteria.
- Highest-ranked universities in the world
The USA has an established, high-quality tertiary education system. The USA boasts an impressive seven out of the world’s top 10 universities. In fact, 76 of the top 200 universities are based in the USA.
- Campus life
Living on campus in the USA can offer you the opportunity to enrich your educational experience and meet new friends. Or you may choose to live off campus. USA universities offer a wide choice of academic, cultural and athletic activities. Your university may also have a variety of sporting teams in addition to fraternities and regional or ethnic clubs.
The USA education system is flexible in terms of choice of courses within a college or university. During the course of study, a student can transfer from one course/stream to another or one institution to another. This aspect of the USA education system makes it distinct from other countries.
- Improve your employment prospects
Having spent time in the US will definitely give you a competitive advantage over your competitors in the job market, especially as a degree from an American university is still considered the best education that you can get. You can gain valuable work experience in the US. Every foreign student, who has completed at least 9 months at an American University and received a degree, can apply for the Optional Practical Training, that allows you to gain hands-on experience in the US, a major competitive advantage, once you return to your home country.
- You can explore all ecosystems, landforms, climates
The US has pretty much every ecosystem within its borders that you do not need to leave the US. America has it all – from iconic beaches and fascinating cities to picturesque vineyards, rugged mountains, quiet forests, marvellous lakes, remarkable parks, and dramatic deserts, the US has something to offer to every individual.Montana, the land of unspoiled landscapes and big blue skies, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful states in America. Featuring a wide range of activities, historical sites, and natural splendours such as pristine meadows, tremendous river valleys, gorgeous mountains, and stunning glaciers, The Big Sky Country offers foreigners a clear image of the genuine American West.
The top ten programs in USA
September is the major intake when admissions are open for all programmes in all institutions
January & May
January and May are smaller intakes where admissions are open for limited programmes in limited institutions
|#||College / University||City|
|1||Concordia University||Chicago, IL|
|2||Texas Wesleyan University||Fort Worth, TX|
|3||University of Saint Joseph||West Hartford, CT|
|4||Wichita State University||Wichita, KS|
|5||Findlay University||Findlay , OH|
|6||Monroe College||New Rochelle, NY|
|7||University of Bridgeport||Bridgeport, CT|
|8||Ashland University||Ashland, OH|
|9||Full Sail University||Winter Park, FL|
|10||Lincoln University||Oakland, CA|
|11||Oklahoma City University||Oklahoma, OK|
|12||Metropolitan College of New York||Manhattan, NY|
|13||California State University||San Bernardino, CA|
|14||Colby Sawyer College||New London, NH|
|15||Stevens Henager Institute||Ogden, UT|
|16||University of Nebraska Lincoln||Lincoln, NE|
|17||University of Saint Thomas||St. Paul, MN|
|18||Brandeis University International Business School||Waltham, MA|
|19||Claremont Graduate University||Claremont, CA|
|#||College / University||City|
|20||New Jersey Institute of Technology||Newark, NJ|
|21||University of Maryland Baltimore County||Baltimore, MD|
|22||Iona College||New Rochelle, NY|
|23||North Eastern University||Boston, MA|
|24||Fisher College||Boston, MA|
|25||Eastern Kentucky University||Richmond, KY|
|26||Northwestern Polytechnic University||Fremont, CA|
|27||San Francisco State University||San Francisco, CA|
|28||Alliant International University||San Diego, CA|
|29||Virginia International University||Fairfax, VA|
|30||La Sierra University||Riverside, CA|
|31||Suny New Paltz||New Paltz, NY|
|32||Webster University||Webster Groves, MO|
|33||Northwood University||Midland, MI|
|34||Santa Monica College||Santa Monica, CA|
|35||Chatham University||Pittburgh, PA|
|36||Youngstown State University||Youngstown, OH|
US student visa falls in F-1 category. If visa application is approved, students get a straight-away 5 years visa irrespective of the length of their study programme. As obtaining a visa to the USA can be a lengthy process, it is advisable to submit the application well ahead of the date by which you need entry for your education course in the USA. However, note that Embassies cannot issue your student visa more than 120 days in advance of the education course starting date. Students may not enter the country more than 30 days before their study start date.
There are several job opportunities for International students in USA. Over the past two decades, USA has become a land of opportunities. The country is going through a phase of such immense growth, expansion and development, that it needs people from different backgrounds and countries with the right experience and education, and that too in large numbers.
After the first year of education in the USA, you may apply for a position as a residential assistant (RA). An RA oversees student housing, acting as a point of contact for any questions or issues students may have. In return, the RA is paid with free accommodation, and possibly a meal plan and/or small salary. In addition to being an RA, students who have completed their first year may apply for Curricular Practical Training which allows students to work as an intern or in a work/study program off-campus for up to 20 hours every week. If you are married and studying in the US on a F-1 student visa, your spouse may not work; if you are studying on a J-1 student visa, your spouse may acquire a temporary work permit.
Upon graduation from your education course in the USA, you may apply for an Optional Practical Training (OPT), which gives you the opportunity to work in the United States for 12 months after your final examination in a field related to your major area of study. To get the Additional 17 months OPT extension [total of 29 months which includes 12 months OPT as stated above], student must complete a degree from STEM Majors. STEM refers to degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics. An OPT may be extended if the employer approves you to continue your work in the United States.