Programs in the US
Science and Technology Information
The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) leads interagency efforts to develop and implement sound science and technology policies and budgets, and works with the private sector, state and local governments, the science and higher education communities, and other nations toward this end.
A list of scientific and technical agencies, information centers, and federal research policy councils can be found on the US Government’s official web portal. Some resources for finding information on USA’s S&T initiatives are:
- NAFSA provides detailed information on the economic value of international students in the United States with the International Student Economic Value Tool.
- NSF Current is a monthly newsletter published by the National Science Foundation
- The American Chemical Society publishes a weekly newsletter called ACS Matters
- The American Association for the Advancement of Science
- National Institutes of Health
- Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) at the US Department of Energy (DOE)
According to the US Department of Education, early childhood education is followed by primary school (called elementary school in the United States), middle school, secondary school (called high school in the United States), and then postsecondary (tertiary) education. Postsecondary education includes non-degree programs that lead to certificates and diplomas plus six degree levels: associate, bachelor, first professional, master, advanced intermediate, and research doctorate. The U.S. system does not offer a second or higher doctorate, but does offer post doctorate research programs. Adult and continuing education, plus special education, cut across all educational levels.
Many citizens from Visa Waiver Program countries can travel to the USA without a visa if they meet certain requirements. To know more, refer to the Visa Waiver Program section of the Travel.State.Gov website- a service provided by the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
There are various types of nonimmigrant visas for temporary visitors to travel to the U.S. The purpose of travel and other facts will determine the type of visa required under U.S. immigration law.
- Chart of visa types
- Country-specific information for Americans travelling abroad