United States of America is located in the central portion of the continent of North America, with the territory of Alaska in northwestern North America.
Capital: Washington DC
Largest city: New York
National Language: English
Climate: The climate in USA varies across different parts of the country. Generally, the western and southern parts of US have warmer weather as compared to the eastern and northern parts. The eastern/northern parts of US experience harsh winters with heavy snowfall but the summers are pleasant. The western/southern part has extremely hot summers and comparatively tolerable winters.
Economy: GDP $19.390 trillion
Currency: United State Dollar (USD)
Government: The federal government of the United States (U.S. federal government) is the national government of the United States, a constitutional republic in North America, composed of 50 states, one district, Washington, D.C. (the nation's capital), and several territories. The federal government is composed of three distinct branches: legislative, executive, and judicial, whose powers are vested by the U.S. Constitution in the Congress, the president, and the federal courts, respectively. The powers and duties of these branches are further defined by acts of Congress, including the creation of executive departments and courts inferior to the Supreme Court.
Area: 3,796,742 sq mi
Distance from Nepal: 12,725 KM
Population: 325 million
Time zone: UTC-4 to -12, +10, +11 Summer (DST) UTC-4 to –10
US have long been one of the favored destinations for international students. A true land of opportunities, US has a number of competitive private and public institutions of higher education. Due to its World renowned Academia, Academic flexibility, Career opportunities and excessive use of technology USA has been a great place to achieve ones dream. For students opting to study in the US, the country offers a great chance to grow academically, culturally and socially.
Living in the USA
Tradition and culture.
The United States is sometimes described as a "melting pot" in which different cultures have contributed their own distinct "flavors" to American culture. Just as cultures from around the world have influenced American culture, today American culture influences the world. The term Western culture often refers broadly to the cultures of the United States and Europe
American cuisine was influenced by Europeans and Native Americans in its early history. Today, there are a number of foods that are commonly identified as American, such as hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips, macaroni and cheese, and meat loaf. "As American as apple pie" has come to mean something that is authentically American.
There are also styles of cooking and types of foods that are specific to a region. Southern-style cooking is often called "American comfort food" and includes dishes such as fried chicken, collard greens, black-eyed peas and corn bread. Tex-Mex, popular in Texas and the Southwest, is a blend of Spanish and Mexican cooking styles and includes items such as chili and burritos, and relies heavily on shredded cheese and beans.
Step 1: United states of America is one of the best-known country for the top universities of world. More than 4000 universities are currently there in USA. When there so much universities a student is always confused on choosing the university and which state they want to go. As a counselor one should be able to advice and give the student proper guidance about the university they want to enroll in. Students must be proper guided with the college fee, application fee, requirements and about the courses. Student can only apply to the university which is recognized by US governments student and exchange visitor program(SEVP)
Step 2: When the student decides about the university they want to enroll in, finally a counselor should move towards the application process by starting from application form. A student must be able to fulfill the academic requirement given by the university and should be able to show all the PERSONAL DOCUMENTS, ACADEMIC DOCUMENTS AND FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS. Then only a student can process for their I-20. Most of the documents are courier.
Step 3: After a student apply for I-20, a university will give them scholarship opportunity if they are eligible for the scholarship program. It may differ as full scholarship and partial scholarship.
Step 4: After all the documents are checked and if the student is eligible the university will send them their I-20 for further process.
Step 5: Student must pay their SEVIS fee before heading to the American Embassy for their interview. In order to pay the fee, student need to file either an online or paper form. Both can be accessed through the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) SEVP website. Take care to input the required details exactly as they appear on students I-20 form. After Sevis fee student also must pay INTERVIEW fee to the American Embassy and book their date for the interview.
Step 6: Preparation for interview. This step is very important for a student because based on this preparation a student visa is granted. Student should be prepared for their interviews. MAIN POINT TO BE TAUGHT TO A STUDENT IS DO NOT MEMORIZE THE ANSWERS AND ANSWER BASED ON RESEARCH is very important point.
Step 7: After student attend a visa interview preparation, and the result is decided as granted or denied. Then a counselor should give students pre departure orientation, Instruction about Airport pickup and all the places nearby.