The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (US), America or simply the States, is a federal republic consisting of 50 states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and the federal district of Washington, D.C., are in central North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is the northwestern part of North America and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean. At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) in total and with around 317 million people, the United States is the fourth-largest country by total area and third largest by population. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries. The geography and climate of the United States are also extremely diverse, and it is home to a wide variety of wildlife.
The US is one of the top study destination in the world with a range of universities offering high-quality education and have an excellent international reputation. As a matter of fact, 92 of the top 200 universities in the world are based in the USA. Studying in the US gives you an opportunity to meet, share and compete with not only the best brains but also experience cultural diversity at the same time. The US attracts the highest number of international students through it's 5,000 accredited colleges and universities, which offer a wide range of graduate and undergraduate programs. The country has an extremely flexible education system. Students can receive financial assistance in the form research assistantships, teaching assistantships, graduate assistantships, full of partial tuition waiver, paid internships and can also earn by working part-time while studying.
The U.S. system is largely independent of federal government regulation and is highly decentralized. U.S. Education system consists of primary school, middle school, secondary school, and then postsecondary education. Types of higher institutions are Public Universities, Private Universities, Technical Institutes, The Ivy League, Liberal Arts Colleges and Community Colleges. Higher education includes non-degree programs that lead to certificates and diplomas plus six-degree levels: associate, bachelor, first professional, master, advanced intermediate, and research doctorate. It is renowned for world's most flexible education system; students can easily study in specialization in particular chosen subject. U.S.A. is not leading with centralized education system; all institutes can determine its program and admission standards. The U.S. system does not offer a second or higher doctorate but does offer postdoctoral research programs.
Cost of living expenses for international students in the USA may vary according to city and region and also the lifestyle, budget and spending habit of a student. You can consider a part-time job while studying in to help pay off any expenses or to cover your basic needs. Estimated Annual Cost Of living - $11000 to $19000
Students can work only under certain conditions and in accordance with complex guidelines and restrictions issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). After meeting the guidelines and taking permission from the university where they are studying students are eligible to work for a maximum period of up to 20 hours per week during the academic year. Students can work full time (40 hrs) only during holidays. The average wage for part time jobs is between $10 and $12 per hour. Students can opt for OPT which is related to their field of work. International students who have graduated from a university in the USA are eligible to work full time for the remaining period of their visa in the USA.
American colleges and universities offer undergraduate, graduate degrees and postgraduate degrees in various fields. These colleges and universities are specialized in distinct areas of education. You can choose any university, any course and any area of interest as per your profile. International students are also given the advantage to choose and change subjects and schools freely. It means you can start from a smaller college and then switch to larger University for further study. The universities also organize guest lectures from Fortune 500 Corporations and experienced researchers and faculty. It helps the students to develop their knowledge base strongly. American Universities have extensive links with renowned private and public sector organizations. This is very profitable for international students.
American universities usually have two intakes, major intake is the fall intake, but most of the universities are open for spring and few of them for summer & winter intake too. Students are required to be accepted and approved by university, institution, college or program. After acceptance of offer letter from the institution, you can apply for the study visa. There is a range of entry requirements that you need to meet for your visa application such as academic requirements (original documents, 10th, 12thand bachelors), language requirements, letter of recommendation, transcripts, CV, statement of purpose, evidence of funds, medical, overseas student health cover, photos, valid passport and many more in the list. Apart from that vast majority of candidates will need to attend an interview as part of their visa application.
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