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Being the foremost economic and military power of the world, USA has been known for unmatched global reach and interests. In historical times, the USA originated in a revolutionary separation from the British Crown. Its constitution was drafted in the year 1787 with the establishment of a federal system. The gross domestic product of America accounts for almost a quarter of the whole world in total.

Additionally, its military budget is equivalent to the defence budget of the other countries in the world put together. Additionally, the country is also known for the best of entertainment. The American TV series, Hollywood movies, music with a cult following are few known entertainment scenes with an American origin.

  • Population – 316 million
  • Area – 9.8 million sq km
  • Major language – English
  • Major religion – Christianity
  • Currency – US dollar

Increasing Popularity of Education and Migration in Usa:

Since 1990, the international students being enrolled in the American universities have doubled. The growth is represented by the rise in international students from 3 percent to 5 percent. Considerately, Asia is the primary region which accounts for the maximum students coming to the USA for education, including China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Canada. According to the Immigration Act of 1990 and other relevant legislation, the college-educated students can come to the US under temporary visa programs – for high skilled employment or higher education. Science, technology, engineering, and Maths (STEM) have been the popular fields of study for international students, including business management.

Cost of Living and Expenses:

The USA is a blend of urban, rural and suburban areas. The university or the migration consultant can help you in determining the amount of money which needs to be budgeted per year to cover all the living costs.

On an average, approximately $1000 – $1500 per month for housing and utilities

Visa for USA:

A citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. Additionally, the citizens of qualified countries may be able to visit America without a visa under the Visa Waiver Program. For general information, there are about 185 different types of visas for the US, but there are two main categories.

  • Nonimmigrant visa – for temporary visits such as for tourism, business, work or studying.
  • Immigrant visa – for people to immigrate to the United States.

Optional Practical Training USA:

OPT is known as the permit to non-immigrants to work in US while studying. The permit is authorised by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to international students who are pursuing undergraduate and graduate courses with F-1 (foreign student) status. Students who qualify for STEM fields are also eligible for 17 months of extension.

At CECA, we assist our clients to stay in compliance with visa requirements and immigration options to the US. Call us now for free counseling.