As the USA 2022 intake approaches, many students will be preparing for various aspects of college application including SOPs, LORs, etc. They might also be considering getting an F1 visa to study in America – this article can help them gain more insight into this visa type.
The F1 visa is a nonimmigrant student visa that allows international students to temporarily study at any academic institution in the United States, such as universities, colleges, seminaries, private elementary schools or language programs that has been approved by Homeland Security for this type of admissions process. Furthermore, students must enroll in full-time study with enough funds available to them for tuition fees as well as living costs while in study in America.
After graduating from their course, students can apply for an optional 12-month work-experience program (CPT), providing hands-on professional experience in their area of study that could increase the chance of landing employment after they graduate. CPT must begin immediately upon receipt of a degree from an employer willing to sponsor them for this experience.
Students on F1 visas should understand all of its rules and regulations to avoid losing their status in the US and being barred from returning home. Failure to adhere could result in them not receiving permission to return later.