Find resources for international students wishing to study in the United States.
EducationUSA - Get the experience of studying in the U.S.A.
Study in the States – Steps you need to take in order to study in the U.S., including getting accepted to school, paying your I-901 SEVIS fee, and applying for a visa.
Structure of the U.S. Education System - Information on how students progress through the U.S. education system, the levels of education, and curriculum and educational standards.
- Exchange Programs - For American high school students wishing to study abroad.
- Department of Education by State - Contact state education offices for state-specific programs and information for international children and young adults.
Finding a School
- College Navigator - Find and compare colleges by location, type of institution, programs, majors, and more.
- Five Steps to U.S. Study - Information on attending undergraduate schools to pursue a short-term or full degree program in the United States.
- Find an Educational Advising Center in Your Country - Worldwide centers give international students advice on higher education and study opportunities in the United States.
- Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition - Higher educational institutions and licensing boards in individual states evaluate academic coursework, degrees and professional licenses. The U.S. has no single authority to evaluate foreign credentials.
Paying for School
- Fulbright Program - Fulbright grants offer the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research in each others' countries and exchange ideas. Approximately 8,000 competitive, merit-based grants are awarded annually.
- Finance Your U.S. Studies - U.S. institutions offer a wide array of programs with a wide array of tuition and fees. Applications for financial aid go together with applications for admission.
What To Know Before You Come Over
- Student Visas - How to apply, fees, and documentation requirements.
- Student Process Steps: How to Navigate the U.S. Immigration System - How to get started, arrive, stay and depart from the U.S.
- English as a Second Language - Learn English and improve basic reading, writing, speaking, and life skills.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Many colleges and universities require this test to measure your English-language skills.
- Foreign Visitors Driving in the U.S. - Quick facts for short-term visitors, students, and residents about driving in the U.S.
- Working While You Study in the U.S. - Information for students and exchange visitors (F-l, M-l, and J-l visa categories) pursuing employment in the United States.