Whether you want to study at, for example, a U.S. elementary, middle, or high school; a college or university; or a seminary, an F-1 student visa may allow you to do so. Every year, approximately 500,000 people come to the United States on student visas. Fortunately, the number of people who can receive these visas is unlimited. The F-1 visa for specifically for academic students. If you're interested in a vocational program instead, look into the M-1 visa.
Every year, thousands of young people come to the United States to live with an American family and go to an American high school. They learn about American culture, and tell their new American friends what it’s like to live in a different country. You can be an “exchange student” too, if you follow
One way to study at a U.S. college or university is through an exchange student program. Many U.S. colleges and universities have agreements with foreign universities by which the foreign university sends students to the U.S. and the U.S. university sends students to study abroad. There are also government-sponsored
If you’d like to come to the United States for a job that provides training in the type of work you do, you might qualify for a “J-1” trainee visa. The U.S. offers these visas so you can improve your knowledge of American techniques, methodologies, and technology, and then return home and share
If you’re between the ages of 18 and 26, you may be eligible to come to the U.S. on a J-1 visa to work as an “au pair.” The job of an au pair, also called “nanny,” is to provide child care services to an American family with whom you live. Under the terms of the J-1 visa program for au pairs, you also take classes at an American college or university.
If you’re a student attending a college or university outside the U.S., you can work in the U.S. on a “J-1” visa during the summer break between school years. After your job ends, you can travel throughout the U.S. until school starts again. The U.S. government makes J-1 visas available so that