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I would like to ask you a question, DearSophie.
I'm in India I would like to apply to American universities next year to study computer science and artificial intelligence and eventually work in the U.S. Is there anything I can do to prepare?
The student was spirited.
I would like to thank you for contacting me with your questions. I wish you the best of luck for the future. Before diving into your questions, I want to give you a little background on student visas.
Three main types of visas for students are available.
You will most likely be eligible for an F-1 visa if the university is approved by the SEVP. If you want to find a school on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's school search map, reference this list.
Up to one year of on-campus employment is possible with the F-1 visa. You can work part time while you get your degree and full time once you graduate. The majority of students choose to complete their degree and work full time. The students who graduate with a degree in computer science are able to work for two more years under the program.