United States in brief:
The United States is a multicultural nation, home to a wide variety of ethnic groups, traditions, and values. Its the third most populous nation in the world, after China and India. Visiting the US offers a historical view of a relatively young country. Its youth is marked by fun things to do in cities like, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New York where theme parks, museums, College universities and entertainment are the top America tourist attractions.
||United States of America.
||4th July (1776)
||18 years of age; universal
||Federal constitutional republic
|One USA Dollar (AUD)
||Rs48.3 Indian Rupee (INR)*
||301,139,947 (July 2007 est.)
||9,826,630 SQ KM
||.us .gov .mil .edu
||New York City
Visa Application Procedure
The rules and regulations governing the entrance of all international students into the United States are complicated and should be properly looked into before applying for a visa.
Applicants should apply at the consular section of the American Embassy any working day. Documents required are :
* Valid Passport
* One Passport size photograph (Black and White or Colour)
* A Non-immigrant Visa Application (Form 156) available from the Consular section.
* Form I-20 executed by the authorizing official of institution concerned, signed by the applicant.
* Evidence of financial ability to cover the costs of the education and maintenance involved
* Visa fee to be paid in Indian Rupees by Bank Draft
Expenses & Living Costs
||Average Tuition Fees (annual in U.S. Dollars)
|Private Institutions (High Cost) ||$ 25,000|
|Private Institutions (Low Cost) ||$ 15,000|
|State Institutions (High Cost)||$ 20,000|
|State Institutions (Low Cost)||$ 10,000|
|Tution fee||$ 5000 (minimum)|
|The main expenses can be split up as:|
||$ 400 per month (you can live alone with that amount in a place like Auburn
or share an apartment with 6 people in NY)
|Groceries ||$ 100 per month|
|Utilities||$ 100 per month|
|Phone||$100 per month|
|Sundry ||$ 200 per month|
|So, about ||$1000 per month is a good estimation.|
|Most people can survive with $700-$1000 a month. |