The United States of America (USA) is the world’s third largest country and the most desirable destination for the international students across the globe.
The United States of America is federal republic of 50 states, a federal district Washington D.C that is the capital of the US, five territories and several other island possessions. The Continental United States is surrounded by Atlantic Ocean in the east and Pacific Ocean in the west.
It is the world’s greatest economic power and is a source as well as a destination for investment capital.
The United States is a multicultural country comprising of diverse cultures, races, ethnicities coming all together and living together in harmony. It offers a quality education and a flexible education system. The liberal arts and strong STEM programs produces students who are educated across multiple disciplines. Having the flexibility to choose different combination of courses makes the country very desirable. The multifaceted environment and immense opportunities for the international students makes The United States one of the top choices for students to pursue their education and career in the country.
Why Study in US
The US has some of the best universities and education system in the world and has been ranking high in the world rankings.
Nearly 1 million students choose US as their study destination every year.
QS World University Rankings, half of the top 10 best universities in the world are in the US and 33 of the top 100 universities.
The US offers flexibility to the students with a multitude of programs to choose from.
Cultural diversity and an amalgamation of different people and races helps students develop an international exposure opening global opportunities
United States is in high demand for following programs
Computer Science & IT
Mathematics and Analytics
Business analytics and Data Science
Business and Business Management
Physical and Life Sciences
Boston is one of the oldest cities in the USA and is the capital city of Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is 21st most populous city in the US. It is home to the oldest public park in the US. It ranks is the top student city in the US and ranks 12th in the world. (QS Best Student cities, 2019)
New York City
New York City is the most populous city in the US. This city is divided in five borough and the best is Manhattan. Situated on the world’s largest natural harbours, this city is the most ethnically diverse city in the country and is the urban centre. It is also the wealthiest city with immense opportunities in every field. It is world famous for its Broadway shows, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and many more of such exquisite attractions. Being the financial capital for the world, it tops on the list of students interested in global economics, high finance and the New York Stock Exchange. It is also a home to many Ivy League schools. As a multicultural city, it has great opportunities for students to learn different languages as well.
Los Angeles is the second largest and metropolitan city in the US. It is the entertainment capital of the world and home to around 100 museums. It reflects art, diversity, culture and is considered to the third largest metropolitan economy of the world. LA ranks 25th in the QS Best Student City ranking, 2019 and is home to three universities ranked within the world’s top 150 (QS World University Ranking). This makes it a home for new and bright talents to be employed by the local and international employers.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. It was originally the capital of America and is rich in culture and history. It is one of the oldest municipalities in the US is also known as the birthplace of America. Home to one of the Ivy League members, this city has the highest employment rates in the US and is highly desired by the international students.
Pittsburgh is located at the confluence of Allegheny, Ohio and Monongahela rivers in western Pennsylvania. It is known as “the City of Bridges” as it has 446 bridges, more than even Venice. It is also known as the “Steel City” for its 300 steel-related businesses. Pittsburgh is home to many reputed educational institutes but is most known for the Carnegie Mellon University that competes with the top-ranking Ivy League. universities. University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University are the other two important universities of the cities.
For the international students with F1 student visa are allowed to work for 20 hours per week during the term time and 40 hours per week during the breaks. With the F1 visa, it is mandatory to work on campus for the first year and then move to off campus workplaces in the following year. There are two programs also curated for students who wish to work off campus in their field of study: Optional Practical Training and Circular Practical Training. For any queries, students should seek help of the DSO (Designated school official). Average pay for the part-time jobs is between $7 to $9 per hour but might be higher than $10 for skilled positions.
OTP is a student visa extension that provides one-year additional work visa for international graduates. STEM graduates get an additional two years post study work visa.