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pucman
02-12-2005, 09:31 PM
Anybody here studied in US recently ? I am asking for a relative of mine.

Can the student work part time for full time study ?

How difficult it is to get student visa for malaysian nowadays ?

How much is the cost of living in california, new york and michigan ?

usj18leong
05-12-2005, 12:11 PM
Can work up to 20 hours per week in the campus.
Rental for room is around USD 100 - 150 per week.
Tuition fee very much depends on the university.

fedup
05-12-2005, 03:13 PM
hi why US & not UITM . you can always go for matriculation in any one of MARA junior colleges & enrol in UITM. food fantastic, close to home scholarship assured employment assured if not the govt will give u 50k to start business. Try not to take out more $$$$$ from M'sia & give it to Bush to start another war some where. Long live Ketuanan :p :p :p

pucman
05-12-2005, 03:41 PM
Can work up to 20 hours per week in the campus.
Rental for room is around USD 100 - 150 per week.
Tuition fee very much depends on the university.

I heard you cannot work for the first year when you are there , is it true ?
Do you need to apply for a separate work visa or the current student visa is enough ?

By room do you mean one room apartment or a room in a big house ?

usj18leong
09-12-2005, 10:33 AM
Can work in campus only eg. cleaner in the canteen, ...
Students normally rent apartment nearby the campus and share out. The USD 100-150 per week room is one of those very small rooms.

isarahim
09-12-2005, 06:04 PM
My recommendation is UK or Australia.

The US higher education - despite whatever Times may say - is not what it used to be.

pucman
09-12-2005, 06:25 PM
My recommendation is UK or Australia.

The US higher education - despite whatever Times may say - is not what it used to be.

Mind telling me the details why the quality has dropped in your opinion ?

:eek:

pucman
09-12-2005, 06:26 PM
Can work in campus only eg. cleaner in the canteen, ...
Students normally rent apartment nearby the campus and share out. The USD 100-150 per week room is one of those very small rooms.

Small room with kitchen and bathroom attached ?

Or must share kitchen and bathroom with others ?

wAISEKMAo
09-12-2005, 06:37 PM
Small room with kitchen and bathroom attached ?

Or must share kitchen and bathroom with others ?

In US, there are Studio Apartment, 1 bed apt, 2 bed apt, 3 bed apt, 4 bed apt depends on the locations. Most of these have 1 bath or 1.5 half bath or even 2 bath. Unless you are not socialable or looking for more privacy, I would suggest you take the studio or 1 bed apt.

Food are aplenty if you got a car. chinese takeout cost about USD 6 or if you want cheaper stuff you can always opt for whopper or taco bell or etc.

Working within campus up to 20 hours are permitted each week.

isarahim
10-12-2005, 03:31 PM
Mind telling me the details why the quality has dropped in your opinion ?

Not dropped. But the leadership in most areas is a thing of the past.

If you add in the US centricity, there is really no advantage to get educated in the US compared to UK and Australia. Rather the other way around.

The few brand name Unis or schools within Unis in the US are still good - because they maintain relatively high degree of cosmopolitan environment; e.g. Harvard, MIT, Wharton; but the remainder are mediocre.