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About the USA
The United States of America, undoubtedly the world’s largest economy, consists of 50 states and a federal district along with five major unincorporated territories sharing significant land borders with Canada to the northern belt and with Mexico to the south. More than 331 million population have popularized the country as cosmopolitan nation by welcoming different walks of lives from around the world.
Surprisingly, more than one million international students have been enjoying the world’s highly regarded academic institutions in US. Approximately 300 out of 500 world’s ranked universities have towered the height of the nation as an academic hub. Needless to say, the US qualifies as the “Scholarships provider” to the highest number of international students in comparison to rest of the world. Provided the privileges international students can enjoy in academia as well as in economic and other aspects of the country, USA is one of the best study destinations for international students all around the world.
With around 5000 tertiary institutions, US imparts the degrees recognized prestigiously among the top-tier employers around the world with unbreakable and reliable excellence. American education records have seemed to orient students towards “avant garde” ideas in many fields namely science, technology, humanity, religion, economy, astronomy and so forth for decades. She offers wide range of courses and universities with fascinating opportunities.
International students can work 20 hours per week. However, no time impedes for semester breaks. Students are exposed mainly to three different kinds of F1 working permissions under USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services). After the consultation of DSO (Designated School Officer) who execute within academic institutions and under the observation of USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) one can go through these procedures.
- On-Campus Employment: one can apply for jobs available in own university or institution prior to the permission of USCIS.
- CPT: the empirical dimension of US education system offers international students CPT (Curriculum Practical training) permission to work as internships. This opportunity should be utilized before the duration of the intended course.
- OPT: Upon the graduation, students are granted OPT (Optional Practical Training) to work off campus in related fields of their majors for 12 months. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines are entitled to 36 months of OPT permit.
Apart from that, other scholarship programs streamline the study in USA. Students are required to take scholastic tests such as SAT, GRE, GMAT to be rewarded some scholarships. After all, deserving students can get a range of opportunities on “merit base” to thrive their academic career in every nook and corner in United States.
Facts and Figures
- National capital: Washington DC
- Area: 3,796,742 million square miles
- Population: 331,449,281 (2020 census)
- National language: English
- Must populous city: New York
- Currency: United States Dollar ($/USD)
- Driving side: right
- Calling code: +1
- First President: George Washington
- Current President (46th): Joe Biden
- Flag: fifty white stars in blue background, 13 alternating red and white stipes
- National animal: bald eagle
- Motto: “In God We Trust”
- Government: Federal Republic
- Discovered by Columbus in 1442
- It is home to World’s largest international student number
- 80% of Nevada state is owned by government
- The US consumes about 17% of the Earth’s energy