United States, officially United States of America, abbreviated U.S. or U.S.A., byname America, country in North America, a federal republic of 50 states. Besides the 48 conterminous states that occupy the middle latitudes of the continent, the United States includes the state of Alaska, at the northwestern extreme of North America, and the island state of Hawaii, in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The conterminous states are bounded on the north by Canada, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Gulf of Mexico and Mexico, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. The United States is the fourth largest country in the world in area (after Russia, Canada, and China). The national capital is Washington, which is coextensive with the District of Columbia, the federal capital region created in 1790.

The USA has the world’s largest international student population, with more than 1,000,000 students choosing to broaden their education and life experience in the United States. Nearly 5% of all students enrolled in higher-level education in the USA are international students, and the numbers are growing. From the mid-1950’s, when international student enrollment was only just reaching 35,000, international education in the USA has come a long way.

General information for USA Study for international students:

Studying in the U.S. as an international student can be an exciting and enriching experience, which is why more and more students choose to come to the U.S. each year. Enrollment of international students in American high schools and colleges has risen significantly in recent years. We believe every student wish to choose USA for their higher study should do research and understand various steps prior to decide.

Step 1: Choose the study options

Schools, Community college, Under graduate, Graduate, Short term study abroad, Online study options.

Step 2: Understand the Cost of Studying Abroad

International college students are allowed to attend a public or private institution for the full length of the program be it an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. Because international students aren’t eligible for lower in-state tuition, they can expect to pay a premium, even at public universities.

General guideline is provided below for the cost in US($) to study in college.

Public community college: $8,614 per year

Public four-year college: $25,620.

Private four-year college (nonprofit): $34,740

Academic Fees: Technology fee: $497, Career services fee: $26
Books: $950, International student fee: $140
International student orientation fee: $120
Recreational Fees: Student activity fee: $72, Building fee: $123, Student services fee: $77,
Student union fee: $124, Arts and cultural fee: $25, Recreation fee: $277
Room & Board: Room & Board: $9,500
Health Services: Health insurance: $1,980, Student health and wellness fee: $237
Visa: Visa: $500

Step 3: Applying to USA University

Applying to a high school or college in the U.S. can be confusing, especially for international students who are likely unfamiliar with how the education system works in the country, including the application process. The following information provides students with a good idea of the type of information they’ll need to compile and submit.

At most U.S. colleges, international students go through the same admissions process as American students. Application requirements for prospective college students tend to be more in-depth than those at the high school level, and the review process may be more stringent, depending on the college. For starters, Froberg notes that international students will have to convert their secondary school transcripts to the U.S. academic system, and most colleges will also require at least two standardized tests (e.g., IELTS/TOEFL and SAT/ACT).

Other requirements include:

Financial statements showing the student or their parents can pay for the program and any additional expenses

Confirmation of J-1 visa approval

Online application

At least three years of secondary school transcripts

Minimum required GPA

Letters of recommendation

Immunization records

Proof of health insurance

Interview (optional, but encouraged at some universities, such as Harvard)

All requirements must be submitted by the college’s stated deadline. An admissions committee then reviews all applications and admission decisions will be sent, usually during the spring.

Step 4: Applying for a Student Visa

Vocational education and training (VET): In most cases, there are no entrance exams for VET institutions. However, some courses may require you to have studied specific subjects or completed work experience.

Higher education undergraduate courses: You will need to have an American Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (Year 12) or the overseas equivalent. Some undergraduate courses may also have specific prerequisite subjects.

Higher education postgraduate course: You must have completed at least one degree at undergraduate level. The institution may also consider your research ability or relevant work experience.

Student Visa requirements

Once students have received an offer letter from a school, the next step is to obtain a visa from the U.S. government. Though it may sound intimidating, this process is simple and straightforward for students who are prepared.

In addition to paperwork, most visas require an interview. According to Froberg, there’s no reason to feel overwhelmed so long as you follow the rules. “It’s important to be honest and polite during your visa interview without offering up any excess information that could cause confusion,” she says. “It’s also important to show strong ties to your country, as the officer wants to see that you plan on returning once your program is finished.”

The following section takes a look at the most common types of visas for international students and what is required to obtain them. Regardless of the visa you apply for, Froberg notes that preparation is key. “The most important thing I tell students is to study this list of required documentation from the U.S. Department of State before going to your visa appointment,” she says. “If you forget something, you will most likely be denied your visa and need to go back for another appointment.” For students who must travel a long way to the embassy, forgetting even one slip of paper can cause lots of headaches, so be prepared.

Step 5 :

Preparation for departure

Step 6 :

After graduation what are the options

If you’re interested in studying abroad in USA, you can contact us at EDI Global Education today. Our EDI specialists can help you enroll at one of the many prestigious universities in the USA.


Above information are provided for general guideline only and always vary depends on educational institute and government policies and may not contains updated information at the time of any reader reviews. We strongly advise to follow government official website and approved sources to get latest information. Alternatively please contact us at our any of the EDI Global office or by below email to find out latest and updated information.
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