ABOUT UNITED STATES
The land of opportunity United States was discovered by Christopher Columbus. It is said that Columbus reached in this hidden land of Pacific Ocean at August 03, 1492. It remained colonies of Britain till 1776. After getting independence United States started its journey to development, and within two centuries it became leader and strongest country of the world. USA is now world most strongest and powerful country. It has also world's strongest economy. It is the leader of the world in many fields.
STATES AND CITIES OF USA
United States of America consists of 50 states. Many people think that USA has 52 states, but it is misconception. They consider District of Columbia and Puerto Rico also states of United States of America. But it is not true. Washington D.C or District of Columbia is the capital city of USA and Puerto Rico is Independent Island. So actually United States of America has 50 states. 48 states are shares each other border but two states are not land connected. Alaska situated at northwest extremity of North America, it shares land border with Canada. You can only fly to Alaska directly or you would have to drive thru Canada to reach Alaska by road. Another state Hawaii is also not connected with USA. It is situated in Oceania. It is an island with many active volcanoes. But it is the most beautiful state of the USA and centre of tourist's attraction in USA and world. Washington D.C (District of Columbia) is the capital city of United States. It is called D.C in USA. The largest city of USA is New York. Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, and San Francisco are also major and important cities of United States.
GEOGRAPHY AND LOCATION OF USA/UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
United States is located in North America continent. Mexico and Canada are its neighbour countries. USA has also three kind neighbours. These are three oceans, Pacific Ocean situated in the west of United States, Atlantic Ocean situated in the east of United States and Arctic Ocean situated in the north of United States. These oceans plays major role in the economy of United States. United States consists of 9.834 million square km. it is world's third largest country of world. Its population is 326 million which is fine as compare to its area. United States has all the gifts of nature. There are many deserts, mountains, green fields, agriculture land, forests, lakes, rivers, sunny beaches, waterfall and natural sceneries in the country. United States is very beautiful and modern country. It is always feel good to live in this beautiful country.
CULTURE, TRADITIONS AND LANGUAGES OF USA/UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
United States has very rich history. So that it also has very ancient traditions and customs. USA is also multi cultural country like Australia. USA is also called the land of immigrants. There are lots of immigrants are living as permanent citizen in United States including Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish, north Americans, south Americans, Africans, Asians and many more. So these immigrants brought their culture and traditions with them in America. So it means that United States has mix or multi cultural country. Visitors and tourists like its unique and colorful culture and ancient traditions. Due to hundreds of thousands immigrants there are lots of languages spoken in United States. United States English is the national language of country and widely spoken in the country. So it can be said that there is no language barrier in United States for foreigners. However, German, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese, Hawaiian, Italian and Portuguese are also commonly spoken in most of the parts of country.
WHY STUDY IN USA
United States is the one of the popular destinations in international students of entire world. Reason is that most of the world's prestigious universities located in this country. Almost 150 universities of United States are included in the list of world's top universities. The higher education institution institutions earned this honour with their hard work, enthusiasm, modern trends in education, research and top quality education.
HOME OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Over (1 Million) 1,000,000 international students are taking education in higher education institutions of United States. Which makes America number one country in the world to host the maximum number of international students. The international graduates of United States are 100 % satisfied with the education style and standards of higher education institutions of United States. The degrees awarded by universities of United States are recognized in all over the world. Graduates from USA are performing in various fields in entire world, especially in the field of science, medicine, engineering, mining, computer sciences, medical and many more. So United States is the best place for study abroad for Pakistani students.
POLISH YOUR LANGUAGE SKILLS IN USA
There is no language barrier in United States for international students. English language is national language in United States and spoken in every corner of the country. International students have opportunity to polish their language skills. It is very easy to improve your language skills when everyone around speaks in English. English is business language in entire world, so fluency in English language can help you in your professional life.
TYPES OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN USA
There are different types of higher education institutions working in United States. Every type of education institution offer different degrees, certification and diplomas. Let's discuss some of them in detail.
VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS IN USA
These schools offer certification in some specific vocations fields. Students can take training in different vocational fields including civil engineering, dental hygienists, culinary arts etc.
COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN USA
These colleges offer variety of degrees and certification study programs to students in lots of study fields. Normally community colleges of United States offer bachelor's degree programs, vocational degree programs and certification etc.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN USA
There is very slight difference between colleges and universities in United States. Normally colleges offer degrees in some specific fields like some colleges offer only business degrees and some offer only engineering degrees, and universities authorize these colleges. It may be said that university in United States is a group of colleges. If a student takes admission directly in university then he would be awarded degree from college as college of science, college of business or college of education etc.
GRADUATE SCHOOLS IN USA
Graduate schools of United States are associated with universities and offer many level of degree programs to students. Normally graduate schools of United States offer bachelor's degree, master's degree and doctoral degree in many study fields to students. Graduate schools also offers certificate in many study fields.
TYPES OF DEGREE PROGRAMS IN USA
The higher education institutions of United States offer several degree programs to local and international students. Let's discuss these degree programs in detail.
POSTGRADUATE DEGREE IN USA
Postgraduate degree offers to bachelor's degree holder in United States. Higher education institutions offer three types of postgraduate degrees to students. These are Professional Masters, Academic Master's and Doctoral degrees. Professional master's degree especially designed for students who want to join employment right after completing their masters' degree program.
However, academic master's degree is consists of normal academic degree which leads to doctoral degree program. Normally academic master's degree consists of 1 to 3 years according to study field. Admission in master's degree normally requires entry test. Master's degree programs include research and thesis. Research should be unique and fresh thesis is required by university. Students who have completed their academic master's degree are eligible to take admission in doctoral degree program in United States. Doctoral degree includes academic coursework, fresh idea for research and thesis etc. students have to complete their course work, after completion of course work students take exams. The successful students are called doctoral candidates. The doctoral candidates are give 3 to 8 years to complete their research work in their specific study fields. Students have to submit impressive thesis and complete research work and they also need to present and defend their thesis on all required forums. Successful doctoral candidates awarded doctoral degree. Universities also provide funds to academic and doctoral degree students for research work in their specific field.
TUITION FEES IN USA FOR PAKISTANI / INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
The higher education institutions of United States are public / state funded and private. The fees of private institutes are higher than public institutes. Volume of fees does not affect the quality of education. The education quality is equal in public and private education institutions of United States. The higher education is costly in United States as compare to other countries of the world. The tuition fee of different universities is different. It depends on university and course of study. Private higher education institutes charge US $ 18000 to US $ 35000 per year for different courses. And public higher education institutes charge US $ 12000 to US $ 25000.
COST OF LIVING IN USA FOR PAKISTANI/INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Cost of living in United States is depend on which state of city you are living. Cost of living is varying from state to state. Cost of living in big cities is higher as compare to small cities. The major portion of living cost is rent of accommodation. And the prices and rents of accommodation in big cities of United States are very high. Especially the big cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Miami, Atlanta, and Boston are much expensive. The other necessities of life are economical in all parts of United States. Normally a student needs US $ 1000 to US $ 1500 to cover his complete living expense. This amount includes accommodation rent, food, local transportation, books, stationary, study material, entertainment, personal maintenance, clothing, laundry etc. It is frequently discussed on the pages of You can spend more or less according to your comfort level. We advise you to spend less on living and more on studies.
ACCOMMODATION FOR PAKISTANI / INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN UNITED STATES
United States has also different residence options for international students.
ON-CAMPUS DORMITORIES IN USA
Most of the higher education institutes provide on campus accommodation to international students. These on campus residence are called dormitories. These dormitories have lots of rooms with common bath, kitchen, living room, laundry etc. Students are provided food in campus or cafeteria also. The charges of food usually includes in semester fees. First year students normally like to live in on-campus residence. These rooms are fully furnished also. A room is given 2 to three persons of same gender. It is also most economical way of living in United States.
HOST FAMILY / HOME STAY IN USA
If you are not habitual to live without family then don't worry. Lots of American families keep paying guests in their homes. It is good residence option for those students who are nervous to live in new country. Normally local families of United States provide furnished room, food and laundry to students. It is good way of living for students because it saves their precious time.
It is good residence option for those students who like to know about different cultures, traditions, languages and people. Students can learn the customs, traditions and language from local families. It also prevents home sickness, which is good for international students.
PART TIME JOB IN USA FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS
International students are allowed to work part time jobs during studies in United States. Students can do on-campus jobs and off-campus jobs according to their ease. Normally students are allowed to work 20 hours per week during semester times. However, there are no time restrictions in holidays for work. Students can find on-campus job. These jobs are very limited in number and only few students can avail these jobs. However, there are plenty of off-campus job in big student cities of United States. Students can find these jobs through local newspapers, notice board of campus, online job sites or recruitments agencies etc. The minimum wage rate in United States is US $ 7.25 per hour which is good pay for international students. Finding a student job in big cities of United States is not difficult for international students because there is no language barrier for them.