Why Study in USA

On completion of your degree, you are legally authorized to work in the US in your related field for about a year.

Optional Practical Training After Completing Undergraduate And Postgraduate Degrees For 12-29 Months

On completion of your degree, you are legally authorized to work in the US in your related field for about a year. You need to apply for Optional Practical Training Employment Authorization (OPT). Most international students get inducted into the company that hires them during their OPT period, by sponsoring their H1-B or work visa. The H1-B work visa is usually granted by employers if they are hiring international students in specialty areas such as software, engineering, accountancy, teaching or marketing. Once your employer grants your H1-B, you are allowed to work in the US without returning to your home country.

6 Years of Studying and Working in America

With a 3-year Bachelor degree and working 3 years, the total stay, study and work in America becomes 6 years. If you want to continue your Master’s study for 2 years, you will be able to apply for OPT Extension again for a period of 2 years. So that the total period of stay, study and work in America becomes 10 years using only a student visa.

Choose Your Major NOT In The First Year

One of the uniqueness of American universities is the inability to choose a major in the initial registration. In the first 1 to 2 years, tertiary institutions in America will provide a very general and diverse choice of subjects, from science, literature, social sciences, economics, history and so on. This compulsory course will make students get a broad picture of the world of learning before determining a specific department or field of study in year 2 or 3. Thus it is very possible for students who are qualified to undergo 2 majors at once (2 degrees) within 4 years of study.

Change Your Major More Than Once

The American education system has a very unique character in that you can change your major more than once. It is natural for American students to major change because they are superior or more interested in certain fields at a time in their undergraduate studies. Even though the American education system is very flexible, it should be noted that in major changes they may have to take courses again, which means that it will take more time and money.

After getting a high school diploma, students can continue studies for a Bachelor’s degree for four (4) years. Students are expected to determine the direction of interest at no later than the second year.

Liberal Arts

One of the reasons students who study at US universities are so successful after graduation is because they were educated in the liberal arts. This means a focus not just on a specific major, but on other subjects such as various mathematics and sciences, philosophy, history and literature.

The benefit of liberal arts is that it prepares you for more than just your immediate career plan. It helps make you a smarter, more thoughtful, more successful person, able to succeed in a job in your major or thrive in another field.

Uniqueness

One of the uniqueness of American universities is the inability to choose a major in the initial registration. In the first 1 to 2 years, tertiary institutions in America will provide a very general and diverse choice of subjects, from science, literature, social sciences, economics, history and so on. This compulsory course will make students get a broad picture of the world of learning before determining a specific department or field of study in year 2 or 3. Thus it is very possible for students who are qualified to undergo 2 majors at once (2 degrees) within 4 years of study.

Lectures and learning in America are not only limited to campus or laboratory. Many universities are collaborating with various types of work and research industries that provide opportunities for students to get real work experience.

One of the uniqueness of American universities is the inability to choose a major in the initial registration. In the first 1 to 2 years, tertiary institutions in America will provide a very general and diverse choice of subjects, from science, literature, social sciences, economics, history and so on. This compulsory course will make students get a broad picture of the world of learning before determining a specific department or field of study in year 2 or 3. Thus it is very possible for students who are qualified to undergo 2 majors at once (2 degrees) within 4 years of study.

The American education system has a very unique character in that you can change your major more than once. It is natural for American students to major change because they are superior or more interested in certain fields at a time in their undergraduate studies. Even though the American education system is very flexible, it should be noted that in major changes they may have to take courses again, which means that it will take more time and money.

Center of Change

The USA is at the forefront of scientific and creative innovation. One of them is because America is a country that is the center of world change. The change was mainly in the fields of science, technology and innovation. As a driving force for change, America realizes the importance of quality human resources.

Large research institutions in the US, in particular, offer opportunities for students to work side-by-side with their professors and apply what they are learning in the classroom to the lab or workshop. US universities proudly support the fieldwork their faculty members are doing and information is readily available on research opportunities for students.

Academic Flexibility

You will soon discover that the education system in the US is a lot different from your home country. The US education system offers a kind of flexibility in terms of the courses that are offered, which enables you select your choice of subject from a variety of topics. You can now specialize in the area of your choice without having to take any unnecessary classes. You also have the flexibility to choose a class at any time during the academic year, since the some courses are offered multiple times during the academic year.

Lectures and learning in America are not only limited to campus or laboratory. Many universities are collaborating with various types of work and research industries that provide opportunities for students to get real work experience.

The quarterly or semester system gives you a flexibility to complete your academic program at your own pace and take additional time on a research project if required. For instance, if you can complete the total number of courses required for you to graduate, you can finish up your master’s degree within a year. You can also spread out your course completion schedule in such a manner as to devote more time for research and complete your course in a couple of years.

Diversity

With a classroom full of students from different parts of the world, you’ll experience a stimulating and rich learning environment that encourages cross-cultural understanding and networking.
The USA overall is such a mix of cultures, which makes it an interesting place to study and live.

In many cities and towns, you’ll find varied cuisines and entertainment, whether it be international sports, world-famous music festivals, or amazing art galleries and museums.

USA universities place great significance on diversity, meaning classes will consist of students of different ages, religions and countries of origin.

This provides a stimulating and rich learning environment that encourages cross-cultural understanding and networking.

Most classes will contain no more than 20 students and the professors will take the time to get to know students and their strengths and will usually be willing to spend time outside of class to offer further support.

There is also a very active social life on USA campuses, with many clubs and organisations students can join to meet other students with similar interests and to help further career opportunities.

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Education System in USA

Associate Degrees at Community Colleges

  • Tuition ranges between USD 6,500 – USD 10,000
  • The teaching staffs are professors.
  • The application process is easier (without SAT).
  • Adequate facilities.
  • Have to transfer to a university to earn a degree.

Community colleges, also known as public colleges, offer the first 2 years of study programs from universities. After completing from a community college for approximately 2 years, students can transfer the year to the 3rd year in universities.

Undergraduate Degree (Universities)

  • Tuition ranges between USD 20,000 – USD 55,000.
  • The teaching staffs for the first two (2) years are usually the teaching assistants
  • The application process is more competitive (requires SAT Score).
  • The facilities are far above average.
  • Prestigious.

Students entering a college or university and not getting a bachelor’s degree (S1), study at the undergraduate level.

It takes an average of four years to get a bachelor’s degree.

You can start your education to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a community college (2-year college) or at a university or college with a 4-year study.

In the first two years, you will be required to register take classes in different courses, known as prerequisite courses: literature, science, social sciences, art, history, and so on.

This will help you get knowledge in general, as a basis for specializing in more specific fields of study.

Master’s Degree

After completing a Bachelor’s Degree, students can move on to the Masters program that the average duration of two (2) years.

Often students can be accepted in certain majors Masters program if they obtain a Bachelor degree with related major.

However, many exceptions granted to students who wish to proceed to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

Graduate programs are usually divisions of universities or colleges. To increase opportunities for admission, you need to take the GRE (Test of Postgraduate Values).

Some master programs require certain grades, such as LSAT for law, GRE or GMAT for business, and MCAT for medicine.

The graduate program to pursue a master’s degree generally takes one or two years.

For example, the MBA (Master of Business) is a very popular program that can take two years. Other master programs such as journalism, only take one year.

Required Documents

Prospective students should prepare:

  • Photocopy of report cards and high school diplomas that have been legalized by the Principal – 3 pieces
  • Bank Reference Letter from the financier
  • For 5 x 5 cm photo size (white background)
  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate and Passport
  • TOEFL iBT Score
  • SAT / GMAT / GRE Scores
  • Photocopy of university transcripts legalized 4 sheets + university envelopes
  • Letter of Recommendation from the Dean and 2 Lecturers / Companies
  • Syllabus (for transfers)
  • Legalized Bachelor Diploma – 4 sheets
  • Essay

UNIQUE SCORING SYSTEM

Scoring system and GPA in U.S. can be confusing, especially for international students. Assessment interpretation has many variations. For example, two students entering different schools send their transcripts to the same university. They both have GPA 3.5, but the first student entered a normal high school, while the second student entered a high school. Universities can interpret their GPA values ​​differently because both schools have dramatic standard differences

Therefore, there are some important things to remember:

  • You must find information about U.S. assessments. which is commensurate with the last level of education that you have completed in your home country.
  • Pay more attention to admission requirements from each university and college, as well as individual undergraduate programs, which may have different requirements from the university.

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COST of STUDY in the USA

Tuition Fee

The cost of studying in USA varies significantly across the states and huge difference between Colleges and also “Ivy League” University. The combined costs of tuition fees and living expenses of top institutions in big cities can reach over US$100,000 annually.

The following is a guide only:
Community College: US$8000 – US $12,000 per year
Public Universities: US$10,000 – US$20,000 per year
Private Universities: US$15,000 – US$30,000 per year

Living Expenses

Accommodation: US$3,000 – US$7,500 per year for a single room
Books & Study Materials: US$500 – US$1,000 per year
Travel costs: US$300 – US$750 per year
Food: US$2,500 per year and up (standard meals)
Clothing: US$500 per year and more in some cold weather states.
Other expenses: US$2,000 per year, which cover phone bills, occasional outings, entertainment, etc.

Other routine costs

This fee is included in non-primary needs such as credit, internet, eating out, mennton cinema, and others. Following are the details of some of them,

• Monthly internet (if not available) USD 50 / month
• Credit (unlimited talk, sms, web, data) USD 50 / month
• Menu snacks or drinks at the café, averaging USD 3.25 / portion
• Food menu at medium restaurants, an average of USD 25 / portion
• Cinema tickets (without student discounts) USD 8.40 / person

Duration of Programs

The traditional duration to complete a Bachelor degree for most colleges in the US is 4 years. Community colleges offer 2 years Associate degree programs which often has a TAG (Transfer Admission Guarantee) agreement with some US colleges to complete the Bachelor degree in 2 years. Professional programs like Medicine, Law, Dentistry, etc can only be done at the postgraduate level and it usually takes 4 years to complete.

Healthcare and Medical Insurance

There are no specific insurance requirements for F visa holders set forth by the US Department of State. In most cases your school will determine what level of coverage you need, or you will need to make this determination for yourself if your school has no specific insurance requirements.

If your school has chosen to implement a mandatory insurance plan, you have no option but to purchase coverage predetermined by your college or university, and in many cases the cost of the insurance is automatically added to your tuition bill. The cost of insurance ranges from USD 30 – USD 50 per month depending on the different plans.

Working Part-Time

F-1 students may not work off-campus during the first academic year, but may accept on-campus employment subject to certain conditions and restrictions. After the first academic year, F-1 students may engage in three types of off-campus employment:

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Optional Practical Training (OPT) (pre-completion or post-completion)

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Optional Practical Training Extension (OPT)

Money Matters

Most, if not all U.S. colleges or universities require a certain percentage of the first year’s tuition fee to be collected as deposit to confirm a place in the institution. Electronic funds transfer like telegraphic transfers are the most common method. After arriving in the US, students advised to open a bank account under a student account so that their parents can transfer money to their bank account. The banks with the largest customer base in the US are Chase Bank, Bank of America, Citi and Wells Fargo, but there’s also a wealth of regional banks to choose from too.

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ACCOMMODATION

INSIDE CAMPUS – RESIDENCE HALL

By choosing this residence, students will be given access to all campus facilities and activities. Please note that some universities only allow those who have a duration of study of two years or more who can stay at the Residence Hall.

For dormitory that is provided by the university, students need to make reservations as soon as two (2) or three (3) months earlier. For students who come earlier, they can stay in a hotel, motel, YMCA youth hostel, or international houses.

For students it is recommended to stay in a campus dormitory. In addition to being more economical, you will feel other benefits including you will be more easily socialized and more active in campus activities. Rental costs on campus are usually included with the cost of renting equipment and food.

One example of a campus, Cornell University sets a rental price of USD 9,180 (equivalent to Rp 121.35 million) per year to rent a single room including its equipment. While at Pennsylvania State University, it costs around USD 2,595 (Rp. 34.3 million) per semester for sharing a room in the dormitory and USD 3,060 (Rp. 40.45 million) for two-bedroom suites equipped with private bathrooms.

OUTSIDE CAMPUS – APARTMENTS AND HOUSES

If you want to have a place to live outside the campus area, you can choose a flat type or apartment. In New York, apartments for students are valued at USD 1,800 (Rp. 23.8 million) per month, while in Colorado they tend to be cheaper, namely USD 1,040 (Rp. 13.75 million) per month.

Apartments or private housing is the type of accommodation that is suitable for students who prefer an independent living environment and want to get to know the American community around them. Usually private housing is far from campus and to get around so that prices can be cheaper, students generally share a place with their friends.

TRANSPORTATION

Some modes of transportation that can be used are local trains and buses. For one trip using a local train or bus in New York, for example, passengers will be charged a USD 2.5 per person rate, while using Metrocard (unlimited travel, valid for 1 month) will be charged USD 112. Students will usually be given a separate Pass worn the rate is USD 62.75 / 30 days.

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List of Institutions

Brandeis University
Brown University
California Institute of Technology
Carnegie Melon University
Case Western Reserve University
College of William & Mary
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth Colledge
Drew University
Duke University
Emory University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Harvard University
Illinois State University
Johns Hopkins University
Lehigh University
Massachusetts Institute of technology
New York University
Northwestern University
Oregon State University
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Princeton University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rice University
Stanford University
Suffolk University
Tufts University
Tulane University
University Of Berkeley
University Of Chicago
University Of Davis
University Of Illinois-Urbana Campaign
University Of Irvine
University Of Los Angeles
University Of Michigan – Ann Arbor
University Of North California – Chapel Hill
University Of Notre dame
University Of Pennsylvania
University Of Rochester
University Of San Diego
University Of Santa Barbara
University Of Southern California
University Of Texas – Austin
University Of Virginia
University Of Washington
University Of Wisconsin – Madison
Vanderbilt University
Wake Forest University
Washington State University
Washington University in St. Louis
Yeshiva University
Adelphi University
American University
Arizona State University
Arkansas State University
Ashland University
Auburn University
Bay State College
Baylor University
Bellevue Community College
Berkeley College
Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School
Boston College
Brandeis International Business School
California State University
Capital University – Columbus, Ohio
Cascadia Community College
Cats Academy Boston
Central Washington University
City College of New York
City University Seattle
Claremont Graduate University
Clark College
Cleveland State University – Cleveland, Ohio
Colorado Mesa University – Grand Junction, Colorado
Colorado State University
Columbia University USA
Concordia University
Daniels College Of Business, Usa
Dartmouth College
De Anza College
DePaul University
Devry University Usa
Diablo Valley College
Duquesne University – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Edmonds Community College
Ef Academy, Usa
El Camino College Usa
Emma Willard School Usa
English Language Center (Elc) Usa
Everett Community College
Florida Atlantic University
Florida International University
Foothill & De Anza Colleges, Los Altos & Cupertino
Gannon University
George Mason University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Glendale Community College
Gonzaga University
Green River Community College
Hillsbrough Community College
Hofstra University
Hult International Business School
Humboldt State University
Husson University
Imperial College London UK
Marshall University
Saint Louis University
University of Alabama
University Of South Florida
Iona College
Jackson College
James Madison University
JFK University
John Hopkins University
Johnson & Wales University
Kaplan University
Kendall College
Kent State University
Kilgore College
Kimball Union Academy Usa
Kings Education Usa
Kirkwood Community College Usa
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Lane Community College
Lim College, Usa
Long Island University
Louisiana State University
Manhattanville College – Purchase, New York
Marist College
Marshall University – Huntington, West Virginia
University of Texas-Arlington, Colorado State
Merrimack College
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Middle Tennessee State University Usa
Murray State University
New Jersey City University
New Jersey Institute of Technology – Newark, New Jersey
New School Of Architecture And Design (Nsad)
New York Film Academy
North Seattle Community College
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University – Flagstaff
Oklahoma City Community College
Olympic College
Pace University
Pacific Academy
Pierce College
Richard Bland College of William & Mary
SAE & QANTM College
San Francisco State University
San Jose City College
San Jose State University
San Mateo Colleges Of Silicon Valley
Santa Barbara City College (Sbcc)
Santa Fe University Of Art And Design
Santa Monica Community College
Seattle Central Community College
Seattle Pacific University
Shoreline Community College
Skyline College
South Seattle Community College
Southern New Hampshire University
Southwestern Academy
Spokane Community College
St. James School, Maryland
St. Johnsbury Academy
St. Thomas University
State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia
Stevenson School
Roosevelt University
The City University Of New York
University Of Vermont
Widener University
Tacoma Community College
Tennessee Tech University
Texas A&M University 
Michelle Danner Los Angeles Acting Studio School
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Kansas
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
University of Tulsa
The University of Vermont – Kaplan International Pathways
Thornton Academy
Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy 
Pennsylvania University
University of Yale
University of Arizona
University of California
University of Cambridge UK
University Of Central Florida
University of Colorado Denver
University of Idaho
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Missouri, St. Louis
University of Montana 
University of Nebraska Lincoln
University of Nevada
University Of New Hampshire
University of Oxford
University of Potomac – Washington DC
University Of Redlands
University Of South Carolina
University of St Thomas – St Paul, Minnesota
University of the Pacific
University of Utah
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Veritas Christian Academy
Wasatch Academy
Webster University
Westcliff University – Irvine, California
Western Kentucky University
Western New England University
Whatcom Community College

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