One of the main reasons why students choose to study in the U.S. is the country’s reputation
for renowned higher-education programs. Approximately, fifty percent of the world’s top 50
universities are located in the U.S., due to small class sizes, highly accredited professors, and
advanced technology and research capabilities.
Study any subject you can think of
• Whether you want to study Computer Science and become the next tech genius, get a
degree in Engineering and invent innovative solutions, or study Business and learn how
money makes the world go round, with the U.S. education system, you’ll surely become an
expert in your field.
• The American higher education framework offers adaptable alternatives to the students as
per their requirements and interests. At the undergrad level, students can pick diverse
courses even before they make their decision for a major toward the end of second year
Be a part of groundbreaking research
• The United States is a leader in many areas of technology and research.
• Benefitting from the generous funding, universities offer support to international PhD
students for their ongoing or future researches.
• Along with pursuing their studies, students can apply for Teaching and Research
Assistantships. These assistantships help the student in widening their insights and skill set.
They also provide a chance to work with the best in their chosen field of study
U.S. universities have engaging campuses
• University campuses in the U.S. have a life of their own and are like small student township
wherein students are encouraged to socialize and make friends. One can grab a burger (and
at a cheap price too), go on a picnic, take yoga classes for free and by all means, join the
super-fun student parties.
• And that’s not all you can do. All campuses include a lot of facilities which offer a relaxing
and entertaining environment. When not in class, one can make the most out of these
• Studying in U.S. gives a chance to know and find out about different cultures and sharing
Guaranteed successful career after graduation
• Studying in the USA will offer a competitive edge once one enters the job market.
Employees who speak multiple languages, have international experiences and are able to
quickly adapt to new professional environments are in high demand.
• Companies are always on a hunt for a candidate with an international mindset and qualities
of a problem solver.
• The American university classroom atmosphere is very dynamic. You will be expected to
share your opinion, argue your point, participate in class discussions and give presentations.
International students find this one of the most surprising aspects of the American
• Each week professors usually assign textbook and other readings. You will be expected to
keep up-to-date with the required readings and homework so you can participate in class
discussions and understand the lectures. Certain degree programs also require students to
spend time in the laboratory.
Each course is worth a certain number of credits or credit hours. This number is roughly the
same as the number of hours a student spends in class for that course each week. A course is
typically worth three to five credits.
If a student enrolls at a new university before finishing a degree, generally most credits earned
at the first school can be used to complete a degree at the new university. This means a student
can transfer to another university and still graduate within a reasonable time.
• Thesis is a part of course curriculum that a student may opt for. If the student has selected
thesis to be a part of the curriculum, then the total number of courses to be finish in order
to meet the graduate requirements are less ( up to 24 credit hours of courses that is 8
• Thesis will count towards 6 credit hours. Student will have to find something new, kind of
new discovery or invention will make a thesis.
• The student will have to do some research under the guidance of the professor. Most of the
students are offered a RA of 20 hrs/week or 10hrs/week after they arrive at the university
or in their 2nd or 3rd semester. It is offered to a student by any professor, who wants that
particular student to work for his research.
• With RA, the students are offered a tuition waiver which would help them waive off their
tuition fee almost entirely. But still there is a nominal amount that needs to be paid by the
• TA is offered to a student by the department wherein the student would grade the papers
of the undergraduate or graduate students in a particular subject. They will be assigned as a
TA for a particular course.
• Responsibility of a TA would be to assist the professor who is teaching that particular
course. Payment to a TA may vary depending on the work assigned or the department.
• This is same as any part time job in the university, like website development for any
department, dining manager, or library assistant. There will be few GA positions in most of
• These are mostly offered to the students after they land at the university.
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
OPT is work authorization which allows a student to work in a job directly related to the
student‘s major area of study after completion of course.
Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
CPT is work authorization which allows a student to do internship related to the student‘s
major area of study while pursuing the course. Student is eligible to work for any internship for
a period of 11 months.