The U.S. attracts many foreign nationals to its diverse and strong institutions of learning.
The F-1 Visa (Academic Student) allows one to enter the U.S. as a full-time student at an accredited (U.S. Government approved) college or university. The student must be enrolled full-time in a program or course of study which culminates in a degree, diploma, or certificate.
The M-1 Visa (Vocational Student) is issued to students who want to pursue non-academic programs (health care technician, machinist, dental hygienist etc.) in an established institution.
The J-1 Visa (Exchange Student) is for students pursuing graduate/post-graduate studies, visiting scholars, medical doctors undergoing training, etc.