United States of America [USA]

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STUDY in USA

“For the students looking for the best overseas education and planning to put their careers on the fast track, USA is the hottest destination”.

This is because it has immense range of specialties, high quality of education, great opportunities, which attracts students from different countries of the world. Students can choose a suitable university from over 3800 universities and colleges available in USA that facilitates several educational programs. U.S provides a lot of offers for international students like, prestigious education in the world, assorted cities and towns, dazzling natural parks, different events and multicultural population.

History

The United States of America is a constitutional federal republic nation on North America continent consisting of fifty states and a federal district. After the fragmentation of American’s colonies with its mother country in 1776, USA was recognized as a new nation.

Upholding the victory of world wars I and II and the Cold War, US has remained the powerful nation of the world. There was steady growth in the US economy with low unemployment rate and inflation and has rapid advances in technology.

Economy

USA has the most powerful economy in the world both in terms of economy and technology. The growth in GDP is strengthening by extensive gains in labor productivity. Many companies in USA are ahead in technological advances, specifically in computers, aerospace, medical, and in military equipments.

Formerly, USA has fascinated several immigrants from all over the world and is still the nation that has highly populated them compared to other industrialized countries. All the gains in household income were constantly rising up by 20% of families. Together, all these reasons explain the fiscal status of the country, which shows good scope for the international students and build their careers.

Climate

As USA is a big country, its climatic condition varies from place to place. There will be temperate climate in most part of the country. Usually the southern and western half of the country will be warm than the other regions and extreme hot in summer. The eastern and northern half region will be extremely cold and heavy snowfall in winters and will be pleasant in summer. Places like Hawaii and Florida will have tropical climate, freezing in places around Alaska and semi-dry in Great Plains west regions of Mississippi River and dry in Great Basin of the southwest region. Prior to their transition, overseas students have to prepare themselves for the climatic conditions.

Culture

USA is the country with diverse cultures and is the home for extensive groups of ethics, customs and values. People in United States tend to the human values and socioeconomic triumph. The people and culture in United States are much different from Indians. The students who choose the universities will come across the regional culture and rich traditions and customs. The nation has a multi-racial society that merges new immigrants despite of the country from which they come from. The culture of USA reveals a trend to hybridize pop culture, thus it is called as high culture.

The expansion of American culture was apparent in many aspects like, music, dance, movies, sports, architecture, literature, poetry, cuisine and visual arts, which are highly followed by all around the world.

Food

Traditional American cuisine arts are much similar to several Western countries. Wheat is the primary cereal grain. The main ingredients in American food include turkey, potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, slow-cooked pork and beef barbecue, crab cakes, potato chips, and cookies. You can also find many Indian restaurants in every city, where you can find unique cuisines from different regions of India.

Food snacks such as, fried chicken, pizzas, hamburgers, hot dogs, apple pie are derived from the recipes of various immigrants. Usually Americans prefer coffee to tea and milk is the chronic breakfast drink. With the evolution of beverage industries, orange juice and sweetened soft drinks are highly consumed.

Multiculturalism

In the United States, multiculturalism is the fundamental obsession expressing that people from different culture, ethics and races are equal and they can keep their identities, can take pride in their heritage and have a sense of belonging. It gives a sense of safety and confidence for immigrants, making them more open to, and accepting of, diverse cultures. Multiculturalism encourages racial and ethnic harmony and cross-cultural understanding, and discourages hatred, discrimination and violence.

Multiculturalism enables United States to identify the prospective of all Americans. It cheers people from other countries to incorporate into their society and participate in its social, cultural, economic and political interactions.

Job Market

There is good job market for new graduates in United States. As per the reviews of National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), many companies in United States are competing to hire new graduates. As a result there are increased opportunities for graduates from abroad.

Tourism

There is a large tourism industry in U.S that provides millions of international and domestic tourists. The country is the homeland for natural wonders, historical landmarks, cities, and gambling spots. People in US seek for comparable attractions in addition to the amusement and vacation areas. Many universities facilitate educational tours for their students.

Facts

  1. Full name: United States of America
  2. Population: 318.9 million (2014)
  3. Capital: Washington DC
  4. Largest city: New York City
  5. Area: 9.8 million sq km (3.8 million sq miles)
  6. Major language: English
  7. Major religion: Christianity
  8. Life expectancy: 76 years (men), 81 years (women) (UN)
  9. Monetary unit: 1 US dollar = 100 cents
  10. Main exports: Computers and electrical machinery, vehicles, chemical products, food and live animals, military equipment and aircraft
  11. Internet domain: .us
  12. International dialing code: +1

USA is a country that has a strong economic as well as cultural background. With quality education provided at the universities and colleges across the states and number of educational institutes higher than any other country, it has always been a favorite student destination worldwide. With quality in research methodologies, availability of resources and expert faculty guidance, the institutes ensure that high standards of education are maintained.

Technology

USA is known for its latest technologies and advancements providing opportunities to students to make their future in these areas.

Top Ranking Universities

More than 4000 educational institutes offer undergraduate, masters and doctoral courses in different fields of specialization. USA is home to some of the top ranking universities in the world with technological advancements and excellent educational experience and infrastructure.

International Degree

The quality of education provided by academic institutions across USA is recognized and acknowledged worldwide. A degree from USA is considered to be a best investment for future growth, both professionally and personally.

Course Options

There is a wide range of options available for the students to ensure financial stability, in terms of tuition fees and accommodation options, scholarships, fee waivers and academic aids. The education system at USA provides flexibility to students in the choice of courses/institutions. During a course a student can transfer from one course to another or one institution to another, making the US education system a distinct one.

Excellent Job Opportunities

Options for both, part-time and full-time work are available to students during their course of study, enabling them to support their cost of living. A student is allowed to work 20hr/week during their course and 40hr/week during vacation.

Entry Requirements / Eligibility

English Language Proficiency Studying in an international university requires applicants to have the required English language proficiency. In case of US universities –
  • TOEFL/IELTS score of 90/6.5 or above for Postgraduates is considered acceptable
  • TOEFL/ IELTS score of 80/6 or above for UG studies is considered acceptable

More than 2500 Universities and educational institutes in US now recognize IELTS exam as a medium to judge the level of English language proficiency of any candidate.

Educational Qualification
  • For Undergraduate : 10+2
  • For Graduate : 16 years of education is required (10+2+4), although some institutions accept 15 years education into their Bridge /Masters Programs
Academic Background
  • A strong academic background along with decent/acceptable scores in entrance exams like SAT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, IELTS.
  • Well drafted and to the point Letters of Recommendation and Statement of Purpose, essays and resumes
  • Certificates of achievement & extra -curricular activity participation
  • Strong financial background or good grades to get a scholarship

TYPES OF DEGREES

Types of Degree Description
Associate Degree
  • Awarded by – Community colleges, junior colleges, business colleges
  • Time duration – Usually 02 years (60 Credits)
  • Equivalent to – First two years of a four year college or university Bachelors degree
Bachelors Degree
  • Awarded by – Universities and Colleges
  • Time Duration – Four years; Students who have completed a part of their undergraduate degree and want to go to USA can apply as transfer students.
  • Examinations needed – SAT & TOEFL/IELTS
Masters Degree
  • Awarded by – Universities and Colleges
  • Time Duration – 1 to 2 years [depending on the university ands area of specialization]
  • Minimum Requirement – 16 years of Academic qualification
  • Examinations needed – GMAT for Management Subjects
  • GRE for arts, science or any other subjects
  • TOEFL/IELTS for admissions

Document Required

  • Application fees and Application form
  • 10th onwards all mark sheets, transcripts, consolidated marksheet, provisional & Degree
  • Test Score cards- IELTS/ TOEFL/ GRE/ GMAT
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letter of Recommendations
  • Updated CV with Education years & marks and a suitable Covering Letter
  • Essays
  • Extracurricular certificates
  • Passport copy
  • Bank Statements and Affidavit of Financial Statement