Many prospective students want to travel abroad and study in America. In order to do so, all prospective students must apply for a student visa.
There are two classes to choose from: F-1 and M-1. The former applies to traditional universities, with the latter applying to vocational or community colleges.
Basic enrollment requirements
The U.S. Department of State discusses different types of travel visas available. As far as F-1 and M-1 visas go, both require students to meet several of the same basic qualifications. This includes a proficient ability to speak English, or proving that one of the enrolled classes is for mastering English.
Students must also choose full-time enrollment under these visas. This means students cannot go to school part-time and divide the rest of their time either working in part-time jobs or acting as a tourist. These activities require separate visas. The Student and Exchange Visitor’s Program must also give each prospective student their approval.
Proving financial stability
On top of that, all prospective students must prove their financial stability. In other words, during a student’s stay in America, they need to have the means to financially support themselves without getting a job. They also need to prove that they have a stable home to return to in their country of origin after the program ends.
Of course, as with any matter of immigration, the process is often complicated and can be difficult for anyone to understand. But tackling visa applications properly can save a lot of headaches later down the road.