Fri. Jan 18th, 2019

Things to know before you go to US

Study in the top University in the US (also known as 美国留学) is a very good option for students around the world. But there are still many things to plan out before you go. For example, which university you want to go, how to choose health insurance, and what to do after graduation.

The University of Oklahoma (俄克拉荷马大学) is located in Norman, Okla. The main academic department is located on the Norman campus, while the University’s Health Sciences Center is located in Oklahoma City. As a well-known public research university in the United States, it enjoys a high reputation for academic excellence and strong community awareness. The school was founded in 1890. According to 2016 data, the school has a total of 1,511 full-time faculty members and 380 part-time faculty members. The teacher-student ratio is 1:17. There are 22,132 undergraduate students and 8615 masters and doctoral students. The overall satisfaction of the students is 85%.

A lot of schools will provide their own health insurance plans. However, it is not suitable for everyone and it is very expensive. However, there are many companies provide alternative health insurance to international students (also known as 美国留学生保险推荐). Students can choose the health plan that suits their need and save money at the same time.

After graduation, most of the schools won’t provide health insurances anymore, but if you plan to work in US under OPT, you still need to find health insurance (also known as opt保险). The good news is you can still use international student health insurance.

After you done with college and brought your health insurance, it’s time to consider H-1B visa (also known as h1b签证), and now there are several h1b policy change (h1b改革)that is good for student who have master or above degree. It’s never too early to start thinking about H-1b sponsorship, but the best time to talk to your employer about sponsorship is before February each year, you need to make sure you will getting sponsored for H-1B before February, because it usually takes couple of months to prepare your H-1B material(also known as h1b 签证材料), so you can submit you H-1b application by April 1st.