If you’ve been looking on U.S. government websites for information about how to study in America, but finding it confusing, two new websites are trying to help.
The Department of Homeland Security launched its Study in the States website this summer to streamline information about the visa process, including forms and regulations. The site is part of a broader “Study in the States Initiative” that the DHS says will “examine the existing student visa and exchange visitor programs, as well as related programs for students after they have completed their course of study, to identify problem areas, and to consider possible improvements.”
EducationUSA also launched a new section of its website that aims to break down the admissions process into a step-by-step guide for applicants to follow. The site suggests a timeline for when you should complete each step, and gives guidance specific to the type of study you want to pursue – undergraduate, graduate, short-term exchange or non-degree English.