The climate of the United States varies due to differences in latitude, and a range of geographic features, including mountains and deserts. As in most land masses located in the middle and lower-middle latitudes, the primary drivers of weather in the contiguous United States are the seasonal change in the solar angle, the migration north/south of the subtropical highs, and the seasonal change in the position of the polar jet stream.
International English Language Testing System
Test of English as Foreign Language
Graduate Record Examinations
Scholastic Aptitude Test
Graduate Management Admission Test
Student checklist for travelling to USA:
Travel insurance certificate
Letter of Acceptance by the educational institution
Key addresses and phone numbers
A bank statement showing proof of funds
Prescriptions for any medication you are carrying
Traveler's cheques—if applicable
Medical and immunisation records
Academic history and university transcripts
USA Government Scholarships for International Students
The Fulbright Program are full scholarships in USA for international students who wants to pursue a Master's or PhD degree. The scholarships can also be awarded for non-degree postgraduate studies. The grant covers tuition fee, textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance.
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides a year of professional enrichment in the United States for experienced professionals from designated countries throughout the world. Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or private sector. The fellowships are full grants covering all related expenses.
Institutions that fund international scholarships for study in the US Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarships
The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program provides full scholarships to students from World Bank member countries to pursue development-related studies at selected Universities around the world. Students can choose to study in 8 participating USA Universities including Harvard University, John Hopkins University, University of Chicago, Cornell University and Columbia University.
AAUW International Fellowships
AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women) awards international fellowships for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not US citizens or permanent residents. The scholarship are worth $18,000 for Masters, 20,000 for PhD and $30,000 for Postdoctoral students.
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from selected developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. The studies can be undertaken anywhere in the world including the US. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year.
The cost of living in US might vary from $10,000 to $12,000 approximately per year.
There are various accommodation options for international students in Canada.
School Provided Homestays
School Provided Residence/ Dormitory
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Washington DC is capital city of USA
English is the main language spoken
The US follows nine time zones. India is 11:30 hours ahead of US time. Daylight saving time begins at 2:00 am local time form the second Sunday of March.
The weather condition in the US changes with location. It varies from extreme winters to pleasant summers.
The influx of people and cultures has given rise to a mixed palette. While fast food like burgers, fries, pizza, sandwiches and processed food are more popular, you will also find different cuisines like Chinese, Thai, Indian, Italian etc available readily