Every year thousands of international students come to US universities, schools and colleges in order to study. If you are one of them, look forward to an exciting, interesting time at your international school. As summer is here it is time to finalize your plans in order to attend a US university or school. There’s plenty to do but the process is straightforward so long as you give yourself enough time.
Apply for a student visa as soon as you know you are accepted into a US college. The visa process is straightforward and most of the applicants are given a visa at the end of the process. The US government welcomes international students because they offer a different perspective, new knowledge and enthusiasm, and contribute to advancements in American academic research and study.
However, the US authorities need to be sure that visa applicants are genuine, and that students will be attending a real college. This is why there is a visa process, where applicants are vetted. Schedule a visa appointment as soon as you can – sometimes extra information is needed or additional time for processing. You don’t want to miss the first few days of your course.
As well as sorting out your visa, make sure your visitor insurance is up to date and comprehensive. You need to be covered for health insurance as well as insuring your personal belongings. Once you have your visitor insurance and your visa you can start planning for your trip by sorting out your housing, your packing and your farewell party. International study is richly rewarding and a chance you shouldn’t pass up. Make the most of your opportunities and the chances you gain from your time at a US university.