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Overview of USA

Area
3,718,000 square miles (9,628,000 square kilometers)
Population
313.9 million (2012)
Capital
Washington DC
Language
(There is no set legal) English primarily
Religion
Guaranteed by the Constitution and freedom of religion, mainly Christianity

Why Study in the United States
The United States is the number one and largest destination for international students seeking higher education overseas. The education system in USA is the most versatile and flexible higher education system for international students in the world. Today about 30 percent of all current international students in the world are studying in the United States.

Academic Excellence
The U.S. has one of the world’s finest education systems, with excellent programs across all disciplines. At the undergraduate level, outstanding program options are available in conventional subjects as well as professional fields. At the Master?fs and Ph.D. level, students regularly get the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the finest researchers in the world. Qualifications awarded by U.S. universities are recognized throughout the world for its academic brilliance.

Diversity of Education Opportunities
The U.S. higher education system has lots to offer every student. The program structure lays equal emphasis on building a strong theoretical base along with importance on practical, employment-related skills. If you are looking at studying an unusual or specific program like gerontology you will have more than one program to choose from in the U.S.

Cutting-Edge Technology
U.S. universities are world leaders in terms of technology and scientific techniques, and are committed to providing the same resources to students. The emphasis is to acquaint students with the latest in the field of science, engineering and related fields. The end result is work-ready graduates with appropriate skills using the most recent technology.

Opportunity for Research, Teaching and Training
In the U.S., at the graduate level students gain valuable experience in research and teaching through the many assistantship programs available. These assistantships also help students finance their higher education in USA. The practical experience gained is extremely useful for future careers in teaching and research.

Academic Flexibility: You will soon discover that the education system in the US is a lot different from your home country. The US education system offers a kind of flexibility in terms of the courses that are offered, which enables you select your choice of subject from a variety of topics. You can now specialize in the area of your choice without having to take any unnecessary classes. For instance, if you can complete the total number of courses required for you to graduate, you can finish up your master’s degree within a year. You can also spread out your course completion schedule in such a manner as to devote more time for research and complete your course in a couple of years.

Support Services for International Students
U.S. universities welcome international students for pursuing higher education in USA and have support systems to help students adjust comfortably to life in the U.S. Services at the international student office help student?fs transition to the new environment. Support is offered through the year from organizing orientation programs to assistance with academic writing and building resumes as students get ready to graduate.

Campus Life
U.S. universities/ colleges offer a diverse choice of academic, cultural and athletic activities to choose from which not only enrich the educational experience but also help students make new friends and become global citizens.

Global Education
Academic study and experience from a U.S. university has a very positive reputation in the international job market. A U.S. education dramatically enhances a student?fs long-term career goals. The experience builds critical thinking skills, develops self-confidence and cross-cultural skills and all of these attributes are highly valued by employers worldwide.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-13 names:

  • 15 universities in the USA and Canada in the world’s top 20 universities
  • 84 US and Canadian universities in the top 200 universities worldwide
  • 131 North American universities in the best 400 universities in the world

North American universities are recognized and respected globally for their excellence, diversity, flexibility, range of opportunities, modern facilities, resources to enhance the learning experience, and top quality teachers.

Choose from the wide range of universities on offer
There are over 4,500 US universities offering undergraduate degrees. With such a wide range of universities and degrees on offer, there is bound to be one that is a great fit for you!

Take advantage of funding opportunities
Many students are able to fund their studies through scholarships from US universities and external funding bodies. In fact, about 10% of international undergraduate students report US universities as their primary source of funding. Scholarships are often offered to students based on merit, extracurricular achievement, financial need, talent and/or personal characteristics, such as country of origin, field, gender or ethnicity.

Travel in the US and learn about another culture: The US spans six time zones and has a great diversity in geography and culture. Long university summer holidays and programmes organized by the international student?fs office, such as holiday trips and host family schemes, offer students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the US and immerse themselves in another culture.

Brilliant Scope for Research: If you are inclined toward academic research, the US is your perfect choice for higher education. You can get the opportunity o earn while you learn, when you enroll into an MS/PhD program. Your research grant will help support your personal needs by waiving your tuition and providing you with a stipend, while the intellectual challenges that you will overcome academically will certainly help satisfy your professional appetite. Funding and grants for most research projects at the university are obtained from either the federal government or reputed multinational corporations in the industry.

Lucrative Job Opportunities: On completion of your degree, you are legally authorized to work in the US in your related field for about a year. You need to apply for Optional Practical Training Employment Authorization (OPT). Most international students get inducted into the company that hires them during their OPT period, by sponsoring their H1-B or work visa. The H1-B work visa is usually granted by employers if they are hiring international students in specialty areas.

Education system of United States:

Language schools
Language school also has been certified by the certification period in the private sector such as American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and ACCET, but at a language school that have not been certified, the school accepted international students there are many.

In the case of class hours per week is 18 hours or more, you will need to obtain a student VISA even studying abroad for a week though. However, if the course of less than 18 hours a week, you will be able to take classes with no student VISA up to 12 weeks at the longest. In the case of a study of more than three months, student VISA becomes necessary therefore automatically, you must apply for a course of 18 hours or more a week.

Community college
Vocational training course is offered on a case-by-case basis courses such that it can respond to the needs of the local in particular. In recent years, it seems some schools, such as maintenance course of the wind power installation and courses to the roof of the solar cell is offered. In the United States, community colleges, sometimes called junior colleges, technical colleges, two-year colleges, or city colleges, are primarily two-year public institutions providing higher education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and associate’s degrees. Many also offer continuing and adult education. After graduating from a community college, some students transfer to a four-year liberal arts college or university for two to three years to complete a bachelor’s degree.

University
United State of America has More than 600 public universities & more than 1500 private universities. In the course of four years, usually you can get (Bachelor’s Degree, BA / BS) undergraduate degree. Graduate and professional is called a major, the kind seem to be many very. In the case of four-Year College, courses, such as those intended for international students and working people. It is expressed in the way of calling Continuing Education such as Extension, Certificate courses and Lifelong Study.