The United States of America (also referred to as the United States, the U.S., the USA, or America) is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district. The country is situated mostly in central North America, where its forty-eight contiguous states and Washington, D.C., the capital district, lie between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The state of Alaska is in the northwest of the continent, with Canada to the east and Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. The state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The country also possesses several territories in the Caribbean and Pacific.
Why study in USA?
- Top Universities renowned worldwide
- Modern teaching methods with first-rate facilities
- Excellent and comfortable boarding facilities
- Advanced information technology
There are limited opportunities for scholarships and financial available to international students in the US.List of scholarships, grants, and other financial aid sources for international students are available at the following webpage: Financial Aid and Scholarships for International Students. Students are encouraged to research other funding opportunities as well. Academic scholarships for international students at American University are extremely competitive and very limited. They are awarded only to students applying for the fall semester who have outstanding academic records.Only citizens of the United States and permanent residents are eligible to apply for need-based financial aid (requiring a FAFSA application form). Please see the AU Financial Aid website if you think you qualify.Food is also less of a worry, because on-campus students either have kitchen facilities, or may select a university meal plan.
Education System in the USA
The U.S. provides some of worlds finest higher education, especially in the field of technology. U.S. degrees are recognized all over the world and are considered to be one of the best in the world.
The U.S. is the right choice for research professionals. There are many opportunities to do research in any field. The funding for most of the research projects are sponsored by the U.S. Government or by corporations. Also, many companies provide projects for the students in the neighboring universities to gain practical experience during their studies. Most of the research students receive waivers for their tuition fees and in some cases they are also provided with a stipend to help with their living expenses.
Students are allowed to work in their respective fields outside the campus for approximately three months as Interns during summer vacation. There are Intern programs during the academic year as well. Internships are a valuable part of education, as they help students gain practical experience while taking classes. Most universities offer academic credit for internship experience.