Student Visas

Students eating lunch in a cafeteria (© David Zalubowski/AP Images)

Chinese students welcome at U.S. schools

The U.S. values Chinese exchange students in its schools and affords them numerous ways to participate in their new communities.
Drawing of student using diploma as megaphone (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Study in the U.S. … and speak out

What rights do international students have? The right to free speech lets every student in the U.S. ask big questions in and out of the classroom.
Two young men standing on a college campus (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

At U.S. colleges, African students shape their future

As the number of students in sub-Saharan Africa seeking university degrees continues to rise, more students look to the United States for a college experience.
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International students a boon for U.S. universities — and vice versa

International student enrollments at U.S. colleges broke 1 million again. Both the students and the schools benefit from their relationships.
Group of men standing by truck in dry landscape (© Isaiah Nengo)

Two-year colleges open new worlds for students

Almost 100,000 international students attend U.S. two-year colleges, where they can learn English and get credits to apply toward four-year college degrees.
Silhouette of man standing near water in sunset (© Latif Abdul)

In 5 winning photos, these students capture their U.S. experience

Students studying in the U.S. from abroad captured their experiences, personalities and friendships for a photo contest, Here are the winners.
Two young women running down flight of steps (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Ready for a daytrip? We’ll bring the math.

Math and leisure don't always go hand-in-hand, but these students have calculated the best way to see U.S. sights in a short amount of time.
College students holding up two flags (Courtesy of Middlebury College)

Love languages? Many U.S. colleges will help you learn a new...

In North America, college students can live in language houses on campus. This immersive language learning also provides insight into other cultures.

Learn how to get a visa to study in the USA

Do you have questions about a student visa and documentation? Talk with government and school representatives in a webchat on August 27 at 10 a.m. EDT.