The United States has one of the world’s premium university systems, with outstanding programs in virtually all fields. USA has some of the highest-ranking universities in the world namely MIT, Harvard Business School, Stanford etc. A degree from U.S. institutions is internationally recognized as a highly prestigious academic accomplishment. U.S. is one of the global leaders in technology innovation. Many universities recognize the importance of using new technology in the classroom.
US remains the source for most of the world’s ground-breaking developments in technology, business, arts, and beyond it is home to more than 4,000 world-class institutes offering a top-notch education that can lead to career success.
In US universities, degree programmes are structured in such a way that specific coursework requirements must be met. Students will generally be able to find a wide variety of course choices to meet those requirements. For example, liberal arts coursework for an undergraduate programmes will include classes in languages and mathematics, but students will be given a wide variety of choices which fit those requirements, and the freedom to decide which classes best match their interests.
At graduate level, students will be able to tailor their coursework to fit their specific academic goals, needs and interests. When students choose topic for graduate thesis or dissertation, they can give emphasis to future career interest and specific to their country of origin. Many graduate programmes offer training and teaching opportunities that enable students to become teaching assistants to undergraduates or research assistants on special projects exploring different aspects of their field of study. International students who want to study in the United States need to apply for F1 visa, which is the U.S. non-immigrant student visa. 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).
During studies students are allowed 20 hours per week on campus and full time during holidays. Students also get opportunity to work off campus on Curricular Practical Training (CPT) status. CPT is an internship, cooperative education, or practicum that is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the institution. International students are also permitted to work off-campus in optional practical training (OPT) status both during and after completion of their degree on a valid F1 valid visa. There are certain rules and conditions that students have to meet in order to secure OPT and CPT.
Companies in the U.S. are progressively making strong presence in the global marketplace. They prefer to hire employees who not only have multi-cultural language skills, but those who can also help communicate, negotiate and conduct business across different cultures.