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Subject: Studying in California
Category: Reference, Education and News > Education
Asked by: mobinet-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 25 Apr 2002 01:23 PDT
Expires: 02 May 2002 01:23 PDT
Question ID: 5073
Help Me:

Im from europe and I want to go to California by the the 1. of
January 2003 for a half year to study economy.
So Im looking for the following:
- Universities in California (adress, degrees, time to stay)
- apartments 
- general legal requirements like Visum, how to subscribe to the
university and everything which might be of interest

Thanks
mobinet
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Subject: Re: Studying in California
Answered By: skis4jc-ga on 26 Apr 2002 12:48 PDT
 
Dear Mobinet,

Thank you for your inquiry!

The best place to begin is to look for study abroad programs from
universities in Europe that offer study abroad programs in the U.S.,
specifically to California schools.

Here is a list of universities in California:

http://www.college-scholarships.com/california.htm

Example:
Prospective International Students
http://www.csus.edu/oip/prospect_downloads.html

Here are some good websites for finding apartments:

Apartments
http://www.apartments.com/
Apartments and Rentals
http://www.springstreet.com/apartments/home.jhtml

How to get a Visa depends on which country you are coming from.  
Generally you’ll need to contact your countries department of state,
and the U.S. Department of state for more specific information.

U.S. Department of State – Visa Applications:
http://travel.state.gov/visa_services.html

Additional information:

For an excellent site on Worldwide Colleges and Universities:
http://www.usc.edu/dept/overseas/main.html

Study in the USA:
http://www.studyusa.com/

Search terms used:
Study abroad in USA
U.S. Visa
Apartments

Good luck, you’ll enjoy California!

Best Regards,
Skis4JC
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Subject: Re: Studying in California
From: hedgie-ga on 25 Apr 2002 05:55 PDT
 
International Students in California


There are  two main public university <a
href=http://www.cpec.ca.gov/CollegeGuide/> systems i
n California </a>  UC and CSU.

 <a href= <a href= http://www.ucop.edu/pathways/infoctr/ips/ipscampus.html>
UC has about 10 c
ampuses </a>

 <a href=http://www.calstate.edu/datastore/campus_map.shtml> CSU,
informally called CalState
has more </a>, scattered through the state.

 There are private universities - most notably <a href=
http://www.stanford.edu>  Stanford </
a> .

 And there are many, many <a href=http://www.cccco.edu>  community
colleges. </a>

 All  admit foreign students and all have websites with detailed
information.

  This sequence, Stanford, UV, CSU, CCs is listed in decreasing order
of prestige,
  requirements and cost.

  Students usually take <a href=http://www.free-toefl.com/> TOEFL <a>
language test in their
home country .

  There are many <a href=http://englishtutor.telecampus.com/home.html>
resources, websites an
d preparation program </a> for this test. Search under TOEFL.



 The visa, <a href=http://travel.state.gov/visa_services.html>
generally J or F visa depend o
n type of study </a>,
 undergraduate or graduate which sometime allows you to have income
from
 instructorship (helping with courses, grading undergrad papers ...).


 School will help with visa, once you are admitted; you do not need
the services
 of an immigration lawyer in most cases.

 Here is an  example of forms and resources:

<br> <a href=http://www.stanford.edu/dept/registrar/admissions/international.html>
  requirements </a>
<br> <a href=http://www.stanford.edu/dept/icenter/InternationalStudents/IAP_students.pdf>
sam
ple form </a>

The most important issue is of course is  <a
href=http://www.cpec.ca.gov/CollegeGuide/UCSyste
mInformation.asp> cost </a> which includes books, fees and board.

 You will have to show that you have resources (fund, money) to afford
the study.


 search terms: CSU enrollment foreign students
              UC enrollment foreign students
              TOEFL
Subject: Re: Studying in California
From: hedgie-ga on 25 Apr 2002 06:11 PDT
 
International Students in California - reformated

This is the same comment as posted above,
 after I realized this site  is not supporting HTML
tags. 
 This  should be more readable
 (I am just learning how this works - :-)


  Overview of systems: http://www.cpec.ca.gov/CollegeGuide/


There are  two main public university
systems in California   UC and CSU.

 http://www.ucop.edu/pathways/infoctr/ips/ipscampus.html - UC has
about 10 campuses

http://www.calstate.edu/datastore/campus_map.shtml -  CSU, informally
called CalState has more, scattered through the state.

 There are private universities - most notably Stanford: 
http://www.stanford.edu
 
 And there are many, many CCs - community colleges: 
http://www.cccco.edu
 
 All admit foreign students and all have websites with detailed
information.
 
  This sequence, Stanford, UV, CSU, CCs is listed in decreasing order
of prestige, requirements and cost.
  
  Students usually take language test, called TOEFL in their home
country.
  There are many resources, websites and preparation program for this
test.
  
  Search under TOEFL.  For example:
http://englishtutor.telecampus.com/home.html>
  http://www.free-toefl.com/>


 The visa generally J or F visa depend on type of study,
 undergraduate or graduate which sometime allows you to have income
from
 instructorship (helping with courses, grading undergrad papers ...).

 School will help with visa, once you are admitted; you do not need
the services
 of an immigration lawyer in most cases.
 General info: http://travel.state.gov/visa_services.html>

 Here is an  example of forms  you will fill and resources you would
have:
 
<br>http://www.stanford.edu/dept/registrar/admissions/international.html
  requirements </a>
<br>http://www.stanford.edu/dept/icenter/InternationalStudents/IAP_students.pdf
 




The most important issue is of course is cost  which includes books,
fees and board. You will have to show that you have resources (fund,
money) to afford the study.
 
 Example: http://www.cpec.ca.gov/CollegeGuide/UCSystemInformation.asp

 search terms: CSU enrollment foreign students
              UC enrollment foreign students
              TOEFL

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