The USA is one of the world leaders in attracting foreign students.
However, for Russians to become American students can be difficult - you first need to get a student visa.
Find out what type of visa you will needget. There are 2 types of student visas - F and M. The first is issued to high school students and university students, and the second one is intended for those who plan professional training after higher education, for example, wants to enter the IBA program. In some cases, students are better suited for other visas. For example, if you study less than 18 hours a week, you can do this on a tourist visa, and graduate students enrolling in US universities must apply for a work visa if they plan to receive a salary for their studies.
Gather a package of documents to get the rightYou need a visa. The list of papers is regularly updated on the website of the American Embassy in Russia. However, in general, the requirements remain unchanged - you need to provide a document from the educational institution that accepts you, which will indicate the training program. You also need to prove that you have enough money to pay for studies and living. You can present a letter of guarantee from the person who will keep you, a bank account, a certificate of receipt of the scholarship. If an underage child is going to study, both parents will need permission to leave the country, certified by a notary.
Sign up for an interview for a visa. After that you will be able to pay the consular fee. In 2013, it was $ 160 for all types of study visas. If you have a child or spouse, you can also apply for a visa, but you will have to prove that you have enough income for the whole family, since the accompanying person does not always get the right to work. Note that parents or brothers and sisters will not be able to obtain an accompanying person's visa.