United States of America

USA, a highly developed country, is home to several of the world’s most exciting cities and mind-blowing landscapes with the most approachable natives in the world. One of the hallmarks of U.S. culture is independence. USA has a very advanced education system that varies greatly across the country. The United States attracts the largest number of international students, and rightly so.

Why USA?

The US, with 16 institutions, dominates the world’s top 20 universities list. 52 US universities are ranked amongst the top 100 universities worldwide 77 American universities are ranked amongst the best 200 universities in the world American Universities welcome international students who have met their selection criteria. American Universities are definitely melting pots of diverse cultures, with the spectrum spread over more than 60 countries. At present there are almost 1000,000 international students studying in different universities. American degrees are highly regarded world over and give a cutting edge advantage to an individual while applying for a job. 

Climate varies considerably across the United States. You will probably need an umbrella, even in Las Vegas or Los Angeles. In the northern cities you will need cold weather and snow gear. In the southern states, summers may be very hot and the winters mild. 

Once you enrolled in the campus, there will be “The International Student Orientation Program,” coordinated by the Admissions Office or the Office of International Programs. Information on many topics like immigration, academic advisors, computer and library resources, telephone services, public safety, medical services, banking and transportation options will be provided through this program. 

There are many transportation options for getting around in your new country. A bicycle or bike is affordable travel options for short distances. If you are living in a city, the bus system will likely be pretty extensive, as with most of the public transportation systems in large urban areas. Trains are good for traveling in the USA. They are slightly more expensive than traveling by bus, but it is much quicker. Taxis can be extremely expensive for students.

Education Systems

USA has the world’s most flexible education system, students can study their area of interest as specialization. As the education system of USA is not centralized each institute can determine its program and admission standards. Some U.S. colleges and universities stress broad educational principles; others emphasize practical, employment-related skills; and still others specialize in the arts, social sciences or technical fields. American colleges and universities offer three basic programs:

  • Associate’s Degree
  • Undergraduate Pathway Programs
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters

Cost of Living & Studying

The total annual expenses, i.e. fees, books, boarding and lodging will vary from $20,000 to $50,000 depending upon the universities. Majority of GEC students are placed in government supported universities that provide quality education, where the tuition fees are very nominal and applicants have high prospects of getting financial aids like tuition fee waivers, research/teaching/graduate assistantships.

Courses and Universities

The US has the largest number of universities in the world and currently has seven out of the top ten in the THES-QS World University Rankings – Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale, Stanford, Caltech, Berkeley and Princeton. In total there are literally hundreds of public and private higher education establishments offering a range of courses that you could barely imagine. 

Some of the Universities we represent are University of Massachusetts, Florida Atlantic university, Duquesne University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, University of Nebraska–Lincoln etc.

Eligibility Test Requirements

Apart from TOEFL, IELTS and PTE are also being accepted by many universities. students are also required to clear competitive exams like GRE/GMAT/SAT to secure admission in good US Universities and also to secure visa without hassles. 

Although there are heaps of Undergraduate pathway programs available to the students who do not wish to complete GRE/GMAT/SAT exams. The Undergraduate Pathway programs guarantees a direct entry into the Bachelor’s program in the respective course.

IELTS is a compulsory exam required by all the students planning to go for Australian studies. Although the minimum score requirement for Undergraduate courses is 6.0, however a 5.5 band student can also be granted an entry in an Undergraduate program, prior to completing an EAP program.

International English Language Testing System is normally known as IELTS which is administered British Council and AEO Pakistan. The score of IELTS is valid for 2 years. For registration, test scheduling and fee related information, visit the official websites at www.britishcouncil.pk or aeo.com.pk. 

Also Australian institutions and Department of home Affairs accept TOEFL as well as PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions.

PTE Academic
The Pearson Test of English Academic PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language test aimed at non-native English speakers wanting to study abroad. It tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

Scholastic Aptitude Test is referred as SAT. The test is administered by the College Board and is required for admission into any Bachelors Degree Program. SAT is administrated by the College Board and offered 7 times a year. The score is sent to four universities free of cost, which can be selected at any time of registering for the exam. College Board charges additional for the score to be sent to university later.

Admission and Application Procedure

Our experienced application team will advise you with all required formalities such as Letter of Recommendations or Statement of purpose etc. as per the university’s requirement to maximize the admission possibilities.

Work Opportunities

Students are permitted to work 20 hours per week on-campus during the first years of study. In the second year students are allowed to take part-time jobs or co-op/internships off campus to fulfill academic or financial requirements. The on campus jobs do not pay much and certainly not enough to finance a university education. This kind of jobs can only be a supplement to other funds. 

Along with the acceptability and recognition of education, USA also offers the best in terms of future job prospects and immigration possibilities after studies. All students are entitled to stay back and work for one year period in USA under OPT (Optional Professional Training). For STEM Graduates (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) the OPT can be further extended to another 24 months (Total 36 Months). Students who are successful in finding a suitable placement can apply for H1B (Job Visa) during this period.