Study in USA
The Education System in the United
States follows a pattern similar to other countries:
- Early childhood (or
- Primary (or
- Middle (or
junior high) school
(or high) school
(college, career, or technical schools) education
Most education policy is decided at
the state and local levels. The federal government role in
education is limited, but the Department of Education:
If you want to
learn English or need to join an English as a Second Language (ESL) program for
school or work, these resources can help you find local and online courses:
- Schools or
Nonprofit Organizations: If
you live in the U.S., every state, county, and city has its own education
programs and resources for learning English. If you have children, talk to
their school staff, or contact a community college, university, or nonprofit organization to find local programs.
- Internet: Learn English from home with
the website USALearns.org or download the application
to your phone or tablet to practice on the go. Listen to ShareAmerica.gov for audio conversations to
- Libraries: In some communities, libraries offer
English classes and materials to study. Find a library near you.
If you are concerned that you might have been
scammed or overcharged by an ESL program, contact the Federal Trade Commission to file a complaint.
These five steps explain the process an
international student can follow to study in a university or college in the
1. Research Your Options.
Postsecondary education includes six degree levels: associate, bachelor,
first-professional, master, advanced intermediate, and research doctorate. The
U.S. system does not offer a second or higher doctorate, but does offer
postdoctoral research programs.
2. Finance Your Studies. The U.S.
government does not provide loans, grants, or general scholarship assistance
for international students. As an international student, you will have to find
alternative sources of funding such as:
- Your Home
Country Education Authorities -
Many countries offer foreign study funding for their own nationals who are
admitted to an approved program or institution abroad and who qualify for
the assistance program.
International Admissions Office -
Many U.S. academic institutions assist international students. Contact the
international admissions office at the schools you are interested in to
learn if you may be eligible for assistance.
and Grants - Private
foundations, businesses, and nonprofit organizations offer scholarships
and grants for study and research. Use the U.S.
government’s free online scholarship search tool.
Programs Administered by the U.S. Government - These exchange programs,
including the Fulbright
others at all education levels, provide assistance to qualified
3. Complete your application. In
the U.S., colleges and universities establish their own admission requirements,
including third-party standardized tests. Follow the application requirements
set by the admissions office of the institution in which you are interested.
- Foreign Diploma
and Credit Recognition -
Higher educational institutions and licensing boards in individual states
evaluate academic coursework, degrees, and professional licenses. The U.S.
has no single authority to evaluate foreign credentials.
Tests - As
part of the application process, some programs require students to take
one or more standardized tests. Plan to take your tests in advance so your
scores are available when you submit your application.
- Test of English
as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) -
Many colleges and universities require this test to measure your English
4. Apply for your visa. Before you
can apply for a student visa, you must first be accepted by a U.S. institution
of higher education that is certified by the SEVP.
5. Prepare for departure. Consider
exploring these resources while you plan your move to the U.S.
- How to Navigate
the U.S. Immigration System -
Find out how to get started, arrive, stay, and depart from the U.S.
- Life in the U.S. - Learn about American
holidays, states, and other useful information about the country.
- Working While
You Study in the U.S. - Find
information for students and exchange visitors (F-1, and M-1 visa
categories) pursuing employment in the United States.
- Training Opportunities
in the U.S. -
Eligible international students and new graduates have the opportunity to
gain on-the-job learning that supplements knowledge gained in their
- Foreign Visitors
Driving in the U.S. - Get
quick facts for short-term visitors, students, and residents about driving
in the U.S.
- English as a
Second Language -
Learn English and improve basic reading, writing, speaking, and listening
- Income taxes - Some international
students may be subject to income tax.
Middle School, or High School
Find information on studying in the U.S. as a
foreign student in primary or secondary school:
source : www.usa.gov
Universities that we represent :
- Auburn University
- Cleveland State University
- Florida International University (FIU)
- Adelphi University
- Gonzaga University
- American Collegiate
- American University
- The University of Kansas (KU)
- Louisiana State University (LSU)
- The University of Mississippi
- University of Central Florida (UCF)
- University of Dayton
- University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
- University of The Pacific
- University of Southern Carolina (USC)
- Umass Amherst
- Umass Boston
- The University of Utah
- Berkeley Engineering
- Stanford Center for Professional Development
- Pine Manor COllege
- College of Mount Saint Vincent
- California State University, Fullerton
- University of Wisconsin OshKosh, Fox Cities
- INTO Colorado State University (CSU)
- INTO Oregon State University
- INTO The University of Arizona
- INTO The University of Arizona Global (273)
- Baylor University
- DePaul University
- University of Hartford
- James Madison University
- Lipscomb University
- Long Island University, Brooklyn
- Long Island University, Post
- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
- Lynn University
- Western Washington University
- Florida Atlantic University Global Student Success Program
- Richard Bland College of William & Mary Global Student Success Program
- University of Idaho Global Student Success Program
- University of New Hampshire Global Student Success Program
- Virginia Commonwealth University Global Student Success Program
Community Colleges we represent:
- Edmonds Community College
- Bellevue College
- Cascadia College
- Seattle Central Community College
- Shoreline Community College
- North Seattle Community College (NSCC)
- De Anza College
- Foothill College
- Queens College