Education System In USA
U.S. educational institutions are known worldwide for the quality of their research, quality, facilities, resources, and excellent faculty-support. The U.S. education system is unrivalled worldwide in terms of the choice it offers, types of institutions, academic and social environments, entry requirements, degree programs and subjects in which one can specialize. There are both public and private universities which are well recognized in USA. Each University can determine the content of the program and admission standards. Transfer of credits is possible ensuring smooth lateral movement ie one can change from one Institution to another. Students can decide their area of specialization and US has it on offer. International students can choose academic institutions as per their course required: Public Universities, Private Universities, Community Colleges and Technical Institutes
Major Intake: Fall (August / September) – all courses are available. Major Intake: Spring (January/ February) – most of the universities are open. Other Intakes: Summer (April/May) and Winter (December) – only some universities and courses are available. Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, professional courses
F-1 students are allowed to work in the United States, but only under certain conditions and in accordance with complex guidelines and restrictions issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). After meeting the guidelines and taking permission from the university where they are studying students are eligible to work for a maximum period of up to 20 hours per week during the academic year. Students can work full time (40 hrs) only during holidays. Students can opt for OPT which is related to their field of work. International students who have graduated from a university in USA are eligible to work full time for the remaining period of their visa in USA. There are several categories of employment during the term of your stay as an F-1 student in the United States. On-campus employment is the most freely available, and then there are four categories of off-campus employment: On-Campus Employment, Optional Practical Training (OPT), Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Economic Hardship and International Institutions.