Here are some answers to help you know the US better
Moving to a new country is a significant transition that can come with its own set of challenges. Adjusting to a different lifestyle, classroom environment, and transportation system in the US can be quite different from what you are accustomed to in India. At WorldIT Center, we understand that you may have numerous questions in your mind. Therefore, we have provided answers to common questions that students like you often raise about studying and living in the US.
Do American institutions accept the 10+2+3 education system of India?
Acceptance of the 10+2+3 education system from India may vary among universities in the US, although most institutions do accept it for master’s programs.
What and where should you study in the US after 12th?
Choosing a program and institution in the US depends on your interests, academic background, and budget. To decide on your study path, start by creating a list of your interests and skills and spend some time reflecting upon them. Conduct thorough research to understand the professional scope of different skill sets or interests. Narrow down your choices accordingly and search for relevant courses and institutions. Consider the intakes offered for your preferred courses and plan accordingly.
Our experienced counselors at WorldIT Center can guide you in selecting a course that suits your profile and needs the best. You can also book a free counseling session with us to receive advice on course selection, application submission, and the visa procedure.
What and where should you study in the US after graduation?
Pursuing a master’s degree in the US can be a transformative decision as it not only enhances your technical skills but also gives your CV a competitive edge. As an Indian student with an undergraduate degree, it is ideal to seek institutions that emphasize practical knowledge, hands-on experience, and job readiness.
Universities in the US value diversity, providing a stimulating and rich learning environment with students from different ages, religions, and nationalities. The American education system focuses on practical learning, encouraging creative and independent thought as well as debate.
There are two main categories for graduate programs in the US: master’s and doctoral degrees. Master’s programs are available in various fields, offering academic and professional courses. Doctoral degrees require original research and typically involve coursework and written examinations alongside the research component.
To begin your journey, review the subjects you studied during your undergraduate program and identify the ones that interest you. Narrow down your choices to your preferred specialization and search for suitable programs and universities. Keep in mind that applying to American universities and institutions may require you to take language and/or aptitude tests. Consider your academic scores while making your decisions and take note of the intake periods offered for your preferred courses.
At WorldIT Center, our experienced counselors can assist you in identifying and securing the right university or college where you can thrive. Visit your nearest WorldIT Center office for expert advice on advancing your post-graduate career in the US.
Which English language tests are accepted by American institutions?
American institutions generally accept the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). However, it is recommended to check with your preferred institution for specific requirements.
Can students work during their studies in the US?
Students with an F1 visa are allowed to work for up to 40 hours per fortnight (every two weeks) during their studies and can work full-time during scheduled vacations.
Are American qualifications recognized worldwide?
Yes, degrees from US institutions are recognized worldwide and are known for their quality of education.
What accommodation options are available in the US?
As an Indian student, you can choose between on-campus residence facilities or off-campus accommodations in the US. Many universities offer dormitories, sororities, and fraternities specifically for international students. It is important to apply for on-campus accommodation separately and well in advance to
secure a spot.
If you prefer off-campus accommodations or wish to stay alone, you can explore options such as shared apartments with other students from India or staying with a local American family. Keep in mind that rental costs may vary from city to city. Your WorldIT Center counselor can assist you in finding the accommodation option that best suits your needs.
Are there any special requirements for students under 18 years old to study in the US?
If you are 16 or 17 years old and applying for a Tier 4 (General) student visa, you must have written consent from your parents/guardians allowing you to live and travel independently. Additionally, you will need to provide details of your guardian in the US. Our counselors at WorldIT Center can assist you with the necessary documentation when you apply for your visa.
What are some interesting facts about American universities?
Here are some interesting facts about American universities:
- Four of the top eight universities in the world are located in the US.
- The US ranks second in the world for the quality of its scientific and research institutions.
- American universities and research institutions have produced 107 Nobel Prize winners.
These facts showcase the excellence and global recognition of the US higher education system.
Which English language tests are accepted by Canadian institutions?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is widely accepted as the preferred English language proficiency test by most institutions in Canada. It is also recommended for Indian students seeking to acquire a Canadian visa through the Student Direct Stream (SDS), which is a faster visa application process. However, it’s important to note that Canadian institutions may also accept other recognized English proficiency tests. It is advisable to consult the official website of your preferred institution to check their specific requirements and accepted tests.
Can students work during studies in Canada?
Indian students studying in Canada are generally allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week during their ongoing academic sessions and full-time during scheduled breaks or vacations. After completing their studies, students may be eligible for a work permit extension of up to three years, depending on the duration of their program.
For students enrolled in one-year programs, they can apply for a work permit that matches the duration of their program, which is typically one year. For programs lasting between two and four years, students may be eligible for a work permit of up to three years upon completion of their studies. However, it’s important to note that visa rules and regulations are subject to change, so it is advisable to refer to the official website or consult with the relevant authorities for the most up-to-date information.
If you are interested in exploring employment prospects in Canada, it is recommended to research the job market, industry trends, and demand for your field of study. Understanding the employment prospects in your chosen field can help you make informed decisions regarding your studies and career path in Canada. Additionally, networking, internships, and engaging with career services offered by your educational institution can also enhance your job prospects in Canada.
Are Canada qualifications recognised worldwide?
Yes, degrees from Canadian institutions are accepted worldwide and known for their quality of education.
What are the accommodation options available in Canada?
As an Indian student in Canada, you have the option to choose between on-campus residence facilities or seek off-campus accommodations. Many Canadian universities provide dormitories or townhouses specifically for international students. Living on-campus is often an affordable option, but it is important to apply well in advance to secure a spot.
If on-campus residence is not available or you prefer to live independently, you can explore off-campus housing options such as renting a space in a shared apartment or condominium. It’s important to note that rental prices can vary from city to city. If you need assistance in finding suitable accommodation, the counsellors at WorldIT Center can provide guidance and support to help you find the best housing option for your needs.
Is there any special requirement for under -18 students to study in Canada?
If you are under 18 years old and planning to study in Canada, you will need to include a custodian letter in your visa application. Your counsellor at WorldIT Center will assist you in obtaining the necessary documents for your visa process.
0Here are some interesting facts about Canadian universities:
- Most Canadian institutions are publicly funded by the government, ensuring consistent quality education across the country.
- Canadian institutions prioritize practical learning, making internships and cooperative education an integral part of the curriculum.
- Canada invests about 5.4% of its GDP in education, making it one of the top education performers globally. It is among the top three countries in terms of per capita spending on public post-secondary education, according to the OECD.
- Canadian tuition fees are comparatively lower while maintaining the quality of education.
- In 2017, there were 494,525 international students studying at various levels in Canadian institutions.
- Queen’s University, established in 1841, is the oldest university in Canada. It even has its own Quidditch club and served as a filming location for certain scenes in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
- The University of Alberta in Edmonton has an underground maze of utility tunnels stretching for 21 km, dating back to the 1920s. These tunnels allow workers to travel between campus buildings.
- York University in Toronto owns a 145-hectare parcel of Costa Rican cloud forest.
- McMaster University has preserved a part of Albert Einstein’s brain.
These facts showcase the rich and diverse academic environment found in Canadian universities.