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Tips before studying in USA

Review of education system

The world’s most popular international student destination

More than 750,000 international students study in the USA. That's more than in any other country in the world. Highest-ranked universities in the world. The USA has an established, high-quality tertiary education system. The USA boasts an impressive seven out of the world’s top 10 universities according to the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Choose the right course.

To select the suitable course or field of education will impact on experience during the time you are studying abroad. If you do not know what the differences among the courses and universities, you may see the comparison of studying and teaching method, environment, facilities, students’ satisfaction provided by the national or global ranking which can help you to make a better decision. New Zealand has various institutions. To get a bachelor degree, you can choose from university to specialized technical institute. Therefore, you will find many alternatives in USA.

Work experience and employment

Want to work while you’re in the US? Here’s how.

If you hold a F-1 Visa, you are allowed to work in the United States when authorised by a designated school official, but only under certain conditions and in accordance with complex guidelines and restrictions issued by the US Citizenship and Immigration Service.

There are several categories of employment available as an F-1 student in US. On-campus employment is the most freely available, while off-campus employment must be related to your area of study and be authorised by the Designated School Official.

In order to work in the US, you need a Social Security Number (SSN). However, you can still apply for jobs without an SSN and use the job offer to get a SSN after you are hired.


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