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How do I learn about a US university if I can’t travel there?

tourism24-01-111413-2578Each year tens of thousands of students from around the world attend U.S. universities. So what can you do if you would like to study in the U.S. but don’t have a way to visit campuses in person?

There’s no need to worry. There are lots of ways you can learn about U.S. universities, without having to pay to fly there to tour campuses.

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Five easy steps to getting your student visa


If you are planning to attend a U.S. university, you will need a student visa. To do so, follow these simple steps:

  1. Apply to the universities you are interested in attending.
  2. Once you have chosen which university to attend, you will need to pay something called a SEVIS I-901 fee (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System).
  3. Once you pay, the university will send you an I-20 form.
  4. Complete a student visa application and send to in along with the application fee. The process varies depending where you are applying. consult the instructions available on the embassy or consulate website where you intend to apply.
  5. Schedule your visa interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate in the country where you live. You will be asked questions about your plans of study, financial status, and plans after graduate. Be sure to bring all necessary documents, including your passport. Check with your local consulate about which documents are required based on the type of student visa you are applying for.

Your student visa can be issued to you up to 120 days before you begin classes. However you are usually not allowed to enter the U.S. until 30 days prior to the start of classes.

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Five steps to succeed at a US university

college skillsHundreds of thousands of international students enroll at US universities every year. What makes some succeed while others struggle? Here are top five tips from admissions counselors—and international students—about making the most of your US education. Whether this is your first year at a US university or you are already well under way to earning your degree, their advice should serve you well in college.

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You can master the TOEFL!

best TOEFL scoreIf you are planning on attending a U.S. university, you will need to do well on the TOEFL, which tests how well you understand the English language as it is heard, spoken, read, and written. If you are concerned about your English skills, there is no need to worry. There are lots of steps you can take to improve your English language skills.

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Top 10 college studying tips

senior year summer checklistLearning effective study skills is one of the best ways to succeed in college. Even if you were one of those kids who could easily get As in high school with little studying, you’re likely to find that college classes require a whole new level of concentration. Studying doesn’t have to be tough though. These tips will get you off on the right foot. Continue reading