So you were born outside the US? But you want to study at Uncle Sam’s? Great! You might want to read this before you apply.
This thing that you will need is called a student visa. Before you apply for that, you will have to apply for a college or a university of your choice. First comes first. After you choose a college of your dreams, and after you are, with the little help of Lady Luck, admitted you go and apply yourself for a student visa. The fact that you were accepted into a college does not guarantee you a visa by itself.
Government of United States designed this type of visa in order to encourage foreign students to study, and perhaps later on, live and work in the United States. They welcome students to come and study in American schools, high schools, universities, and other higher educational institutions. These institutions get approved by the USCIS to accept foreign students for full time study. While having F-1 visa, you are allowed to even change schools during your educational in U.S., and you won’t have to leave the country in order to do so.
There are also requirements for this type of visa:
Applicant must come on the ground of United States in pursuit of an academic program in an institution recognized by the government. The purpose of coming ton the United States must be valid, and the study that the student is participating in, must be of a full time type.
Non-academic or Vocation Studies (M Visa): This is for those who were accepted to a non-academic or vocational U.S. college or university.
And the third type of visa is the one called: Visa for Academic studies for exchange visitors, also titled “J Visa”. The “J visa” is intended for exchange programs of students studying educational or cultural sciences. Students who have been accepted into a program through a sponsoring organization will have to apply for this type of visa. This visa is used for participation in an United States exchange visitor program.
It is intended for individuals who take part in a wide range of programs that will be sponsored by schools, businesses, and variety of organisations and institutions. Programs will be created for industrial and business trainees, students, scholars, international visitors, research assistants, teachers, and those on cultural missions. Also, there are programs for young individuals which include summer employment programs, intern-ship programs for university students and au-pair programs.
Here are the requirements that you have to meet in order to apply for J-1 Exchange visa: You have to be coming to United States as a student, scholar, teacher, professor, trainee, research assistant, medical graduate or and international visitor which is participating in a set of studies, training, research, or in a cultural enrichment program that is without exception designed for you, by the United State Department of State, and through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.