Tuesday 11 December 2012

USA Dimensions

Akshay Jakhete pursuing BS in Civil Engineering at University of Massachusetts, Lowell says “Nothing can replace my experience of study in USA. It not only helped me with academic development but provided me exposure culturally. It provided me with the ability of navigate various cultural context and experience dealing with people from diverse backgrounds. “. Often termed as”Land of Opportunity, Hope and Diversity”, USA does not need any introduction. USA has always been an attractive study destination for prospective students, the reasons being quality education, cutting edge technology, work opportunities, excellent funding options and flexible curricula.

With over 4800 universities of higher education, USA has the most prestigious universities and top ranked Education to offer. According to QS Rankings, 53 American institutions rank among the top schools in the TOP 200 schools of the world. The USA higher education system is the largest, most diverse and comprehensive in the world. It has a broad range of educational options, which means that it can cater to the entire spectrum of student interests and aptitudes. Unique in the world, the system is not composed solely of research universities, but also has a broad range of institutions focused on high quality teaching leading to exceptional educational outcomes. Whether an institution is public or private has no relationship to educational quality. 

The USA follows application based education where practical education is given more emphasis then the theory education. Study UG is program  for 4 years and Study Postgraduate program is for 2 yrs. The entry requirement for a Masters program is a 4 years bachelor’s degree but some of the USA universities have also started accepting the 3 year degree from India. Our counselors can assist you for the same. The major intake being Fall, a lot of universities offer Spring intake also. The American application system is totally decentralized. All Universities follows individual application process. Students need to check individual university for the requirement to apply. Most of the American universities follow deadline system but a few also have open rolling deadlines. Prospective undergraduate students have to take SAT and TOEFL/IELTS exam while postgraduate students have to take GRE/GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS. 

USA also offers numerous funding opportunities to meritorious students through scholarships, assistantships and student loans. International students can also work on campus during their education. USA also offers full time work opportunities to the student in the form of OPT (Optional Practical Training) of 1 year after the completion of their education. Student from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) have additional 17 months of OPT period. 

Due to decentralized process of application, an education counsellor is an important key to your application. Lot of expertise is required for application and visas for study in USA. One wrong step can lead to loss of time and money in turn jeopardizes your application. Thorough knowledge and first hand information of education consultants from alumni’s, universities help you save time and money. 

Planning well in advance is the key to successful admission in USA. We advice this is right time to plan your application for Sept 2013 intake. We are one stop destination to all your foreign education needs. We give complete step by step guidance for preparing for the standardized exams, university selection thorough documentations and excellent visa guidance.  So what are you waiting for visit our nearest office or call us and add a new Dimension to your education. 

Sushil Sukhwani

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