Recently, the United States Mission in India announced that “its Embassy and Consulates approved more student visa applicants in 2021 than ever before, despite the global COVID-19 pandemic”.
With these efforts by the U.S. Mission in India, 55,000+ students and exchange visitors from India will now be able to study in the United States.
More students continue to be approved for the U.S. student visa.
|Over the coming months, the U.S. Mission will be facilitating study aboard in the U.S. for the upcoming Spring semester.
There are a total of 3 semesters in the U.S. Education System. Each semester runs for around 4 months.
Generally, a citizen of a foreign country that intends to enter the U.S. for any reason will be required to obtain a visa for the same.
This can be either a –
A student visa will be required to secure a student visa for studying in the U.S. as an international student.
Generally, there are 2 categories of U.S. student visas available.
The kind of visa to be applied to would be as per the course of study opted for as well as the kind of school in the U.S. that an international student plans to attend.
|U.S. ‘F’ Student visa||For those intending to enter the U.S. for attending a university or college.|
|U.S. ‘M’ Student visa||For those intending to enter the U.S. for attending a vocational or other nonacademic institution, provided it is recognized.
Does not include language training programs in the U.S.
The first step towards study abroad in the U.S is that of securing acceptance from a SEVP-approved school in the U.S.
Here, by ‘SEVP’ is implied the Student and Exchange Visitor Program of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Once approved by the SEVP-approved institution in the U.S., the individual will be registered for the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System [SEVIS].
|Spouse and/or children – that intend living with the international student in the U.S. while they study abroad – will also be required to enroll in SEVIS, obtaining individual Form I-20 for themselves [from the SEVP-approved school].|
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, as soon as the situations permitted for the resumption of visa services, the U.S. Mission’s Consular teams worked “not only to match, but surpass, their pre-COVID workload”.
Additional hours were opened up for visa appointments. Moreover, all possible efforts were made towards ensuring timely arrival in the U.S. for academic programs for as many students as possible.
|As per the official Press Release by the U.S. Mission in India, “Ultimately, these efforts paid off, as more students than ever before received visas to study in the United States.”|
According to Ambassador Atul Keshap, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, “Studying in the United States is a unique and often life-changing experience for Indian students, granting fresh, global perspectives and frequently leading to invaluable career opportunities.”
The diversity of the higher education system in the United States is indeed unparalleled. 4,500+ accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. are globally recognized for the quality of their faculty, programs, and facilities provided.
The QS World University Rankings 2022 features 9 study abroad destinations in the U.S. among the Top 20 Universities in the World for 2022. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT] is the Top #1 university in the world for 2022.
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