U.S. student status + F1 visa...That’s how confident of this Suzhou-based international school is!

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U.S. student status + F1 visa...That’s how confident of this Suzhou-based international school is!

Recent years have been a sharp rise in the number of students studying in the United States and an increasing low age trend of these students. However, problems come with this phenomenon. At such a young age, the mentally immature children are on their own in a foreign land, and lack of linguistic, independence and socializing skills to deal with the tremendous pressure. Therefore, quite a number of China-based international schools have introduced and offered U.S. senior high school programs. How to identify the quality educational resources and select from these greatly different U.S. senior high school programs?

Read on and learn how!

Let’s get to know the types of student visas issued by the United States first:  

B-1/B-2 Visas:

The B1 visa for business and B2 visa for tourism are both visas based on which foreigners can stay in the United States over a short period of time. Chinese Mainland people are generally able to apply for a visa valid for one entry only. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service bans B-1/B-2 visa holders from enrollment into the U.S. schools.

Students holding such visas are generally to join summer camps and other similar activities.

J-1 Visa for Visiting Scholars:

The J-1 visa for visiting scholars are issued to visiting scholars going to the United States for lectures, investigations, exchanges and training, or demonstration of special skills in research institutes, 

museums, libraries, recognized higher education institutes or similar institutes within a specific period of time.

Students holding this visa generally study as exchange students.

M-1 Visa

A M-1 visa is issued for those to receive vocational skill learning in the beauty, tailoring, flight, computer operation, cooking and dancing schools in the United States. The purpose of learning is to master a certain vocational skill, instead of gaining credits, a degree, a diploma or an academic certificate. M-1 visa holders are allowed to stay in the United States in less than a year, unless the visa has been extended.

Students holding this visa mostly go to vocational schools to learn skills or certain summer schools to take credit courses in a few months.

F-1 Visa

The F-1 visa is issued by the U.S. government to foreign students to study full time in the United States. It’s a non-immigrant visa. F-1 visas must be issued by the U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. Only students holding a F-a visa can be enrolled and take courses in the colleges and universities.

The F-1 visa offers such strengths as a relatively long period of stay in the United States (a time period required for obtaining a college degree), and unlimited entries into the United States within the validity period. Furthermore, F-1 visa holders can continue to stay and work in the United States by applying for the work visa after completion of their studies, and further apply for a green card when appropriate.

Students holding an F-1 visa are generally engaged in academic learning in the colleges and universities, institutes, professional schools, primary or middle schools or language schools in the United States. The purpose of learning is to complete studies and obtain a degree, a diploma or an academic certificate. The students of VAIE will finish their last year of the schooling period on an F-1 visa. Therefore, VAIE has repeated emphasized that “Students enrolled are U.S. students.” It’s not only a slogan, but also a true commitment that students will be able to enrolled into the U.S. universities in a simpler and more direct way. To lay a solid knowledge foundation for the students, help them better adapt to and prepare them for the American education, introducing pure U.S. senior high schools to China can be easily understood. But why to adopt the 2+1 model (2 years of study in VAIE + 1 year of study in a U.S. senior high school)? That’s because foreign students must study in the United States for at least one year before they can receive a local diploma. U.S. local diplomas are not issued abroad. 

It’s understood that quite a number of international schools in China claim that the students can receive a U.S. senior high school diploma as U.S. students. As a matter of fact, some schools simply send the students on an overseas study tour on a J-1 visa, and the students can only receive a certificate of completion or a diploma of a Chinese senior high school...Hence, parents are advised to exercise care in the selection of a proper school in case of deception.

(VAIE students about to study in the senior high schools of the State of Utah on an F-1 visa)

Be a big fish in a small pond to win greater chances of admission into prestigious universities

Winning the recognition and support of the Utah State Board of Education, VAIE has established partnerships with many school districts in the State of Utah. As one of the ten safest states in the United States, the State of Utah boasts of quality educational resources and the most educated population. Known one of the top-ranking states in elementary education, the State of Utah offers a pure and rich academic atmosphere.

Studying in the State of Utah is an ingenious choice to win chances of admission into prestigious universities. The State of Utah has a small population and thus a small number of graduates. It’s referred to as a small pond. To facilitate educational equality, the U.S. universities enroll students from all states. Hence, Chinese students studying in the State of Utah gain an extra strength over the students of other states. International students from China holding a U.S. senior high school diploma will surely win a big plus. High-performing students can excel among others more easily, and have greater changes of admission into prestigious universities. That’s how to be a big fish in a small pond.

Highly cost effective despite of RMB 180,000/Year

A great number of people have no idea of the fees of international schools. As a matter of fact, tuition is only part of the fees. Many schools charge over one hundred thousand yuan a year for tuition, and other expenses are not included. The fee of RMB 180,000/Year charged by VAIE is relatively high in comparison to the fees of other international schools in Suzhou. However, you get what you pay. Furthermore, the fee of RMB 180,000/Year includes tuition, course fee (an Apple computer), textbook fee, U.S. school district enrollment fee, university application and activity guidance, TOEFL and SAT in-school training fee.

The fee of RMB 180,000/Year encompasses almost all other miscellaneous fees as well as tuition. Moreover, students in the top 10% at the comprehensive assessment of entrance examinations will be awarded with a scholarship ranging from RMB 30,000 to RMB 180,000.

It’s understood that quite a number of international schools in China claim that the students can receive a U.S. senior high school diploma as U.S. students. As a matter of fact, some schools simply send the students on an overseas study tour on a J-1 visa, and the students can only receive a certificate of completion or a diploma of a Chinese senior high school...Hence, parents are advised to exercise care in the selection of a proper school in case of deception.

(VAIE students about to study in the senior high schools of the State of Utah on an F-1 visa)

Be a big fish in a small pond to win greater chances of admission into prestigious universities

Winning the recognition and support of the Utah State Board of Education, VAIE has established partnerships with many school districts in the State of Utah. As one of the ten safest states in the United States, the State of Utah boasts of quality educational resources and the most educated population. Known one of the top-ranking states in elementary education, the State of Utah offers a pure and rich academic atmosphere.

Studying in the State of Utah is an ingenious choice to win chances of admission into prestigious universities. The State of Utah has a small population and thus a small number of graduates. It’s referred to as a small pond. To facilitate educational equality, the U.S. universities enroll students from all states. Hence, Chinese students studying in the State of Utah gain an extra strength over the students of other states. International students from China holding a U.S. senior high school diploma will surely win a big plus. High-performing students can excel among others more easily, and have greater changes of admission into prestigious universities. That’s how to be a big fish in a small pond.

Highly cost effective despite of RMB 180,000/Year

A great number of people have no idea of the fees of international schools. As a matter of fact, tuition is only part of the fees. Many schools charge over one hundred thousand yuan a year for tuition, and other expenses are not included. The fee of RMB 180,000/Year charged by VAIE is relatively high in comparison to the fees of other international schools in Suzhou. However, you get what you pay. Furthermore, the fee of RMB 180,000/Year includes tuition, course fee (an Apple computer), textbook fee, U.S. school district enrollment fee, university application and activity guidance, TOEFL and SAT in-school training fee.

The fee of RMB 180,000/Year encompasses almost all other miscellaneous fees as well as tuition. Moreover, students in the top 10% at the comprehensive assessment of entrance examinations will be awarded with a scholarship ranging from RMB 30,000 to RMB 180,000.

VAIE offers genuine systems, courses, student status, diplomas, teaching staff and well-grounded tuition charging criteria, and will never hit the edge ball.