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Coming to America

Coming to America

Date: Apr 20 2007

簡介

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2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

American colleges and universities want you! They want your brains and your ideas and, of course, your tuition dollars.

Right now there are over 500,000 foreign students studying in the U.S. A recent policy shift in Washington is hoping to attract more foreign students to the U.S.

Listen to John and me talk about student visas.

Dialog

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2. 學習 - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Dave

Dave

John

John

Dave:  You had a student who worked here at English, baby!, right? From Taiwan, right?

John:  Yeah. She actually graduated from a university here in town, in Portland, and then she was able to work for a year after graduation. I don’t remember the type of visa that is, do you?

Dave:  Yeah, I think it’s, like, the F-1 Student Visa.

John:  It’s the F-1 Student, and then it’s extended for a year for, like, practical training?

Dave:  Right. You apply for this visa, and then you can come to school in the U.S. And I think, while you’re a student, you can work like 20 hours or less per week on campus.

John:  Ah, I see.

Dave:  Once you graduate, you can work for one year, getting paid.

John:  But you can only work on campus when you’re a student?

Dave:  I believe so, yeah.

John:  Yeah.

Dave:  But then there are other, there’s like a J Visa that students can apply for, and they can come here as an exchange student for six months or nine months.

John:  Oh, for maybe like an English language program?

Dave:  Right.

John:  Just short term?

Dave:  Right. Or some sort of fellowship, if they’re doing research. But they all cost 100 bucks…

John:  Oh, really?

Dave:  ...just to apply, which is kind of expensive because, if you don’t get the visa, if they deny you for some reason, you lose out on the 100 bucks.

John:  Yeah.

 

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討論

It can be expensive to study in the U.S., but there are ways you can make it work. First, if you are a full-time student with an F-1 Student Visa, you can get paid work through your school. Better yet, if you’re a graduate student, you can get a job teaching your native language to American students. These teaching jobs waive the cost of your tuition AND give you a monthly stipend.

For more information on the different visas, see these sites:

F-1 Visa

M Visa

J and Q Visas

 

意見

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JimaIsJima

China

I decide to visit America this summer with my boyfriend,I hope everything will b ok when we are here

01:46 PM Jan 20 2013 |

aunglawkeeshein

Myanmar

I used to go to America when I was a teenage- but now things has changed me a lot and don't have that plan anymore coz I love the people here and I feel like as a teacher I have a lot of responsibilities to perform for the Golden Myanmar people and can't leave them .. Maybe just for a visit there someday !!! 

09:46 AM Mar 22 2010 |

thenmozhi_k

India

This is quite interesting.

01:28 PM Mar 06 2008 |

ngoctruong

ngoctruong

Viet Nam

Thanks for lesson.My name is ngoc truong,I come from viet nam I really want to talk with everybody here to improve my skill English.

Hope to hear from you.Laughing

 

02:24 PM Dec 29 2007 |

linda4u2007

United States

lindaahmed_4 at yahoo dot com
My name is Linda i saw your profile and admire it, i think we can make it
together, therefore i would like you to contact me back through my email address thus:[] i will tell you more about myself and i will also send you my photo as soon as you contact me back. Hopping to hear from you soonest, Understand that love is one. I do believe in love and trust. Hope to hear from you soonest.
Linda.

01:43 PM Dec 22 2007 |

Rajan3

Rajan3

India

 Interesting.

 Could you anyone explain how to commiunicate with the US consular for getting visa.

03:38 AM Aug 16 2007 |

pizhao

pizhao

Canada

We do want the gunman issue in US college again. We have stayed with prayers.

01:25 AM Apr 25 2007 |

RomeoN

RomeoN

Germany

It is good to know!

05:59 PM Apr 22 2007 |

green hard

China

i just want to learn my english well

05:05 PM Apr 22 2007 |

Xarlyr

Xarlyr

Spain

the dialog it’s ok, but I think the quiz should be a little bit more difficult. I like it

03:23 PM Apr 22 2007 |

getchar

getchar

Algeria

Studies in the United States are really expensive..but there are a lots opportunities to get job..!! i will say good luck..!!

02:44 PM Apr 22 2007 |

abdeeq

abdeeq

Somalia

Good Things

07:29 AM Apr 22 2007 |

olaha

olaha

Thailand

gud thing

05:24 PM Apr 21 2007 |

Jeky

Jeky

China

It seems that it’s easy to study in the USA if u have a capability to cover yr expenses

03:36 PM Apr 21 2007 |

dadiahoney

dadiahoney

Algeria

it’s quite good to study in USA whene y’re wealthy enough to cover yr expenses…

09:00 AM Apr 21 2007 |

Wition Chiu

China

It’s my first time to come here, and I feel the dialog is very practical.

12:59 AM Apr 21 2007 |

Amurka

Amurka

Turkmenistan

If it was so easy!! Person who want to try to get something have to be purposeful. Good Luck to all!!

01:08 PM Apr 20 2007 |

Man Kit

Man Kit

Hong Kong

The American Government of the recent policy change, it is really convenient for me cause i am one of the overseas students.

09:50 AM Apr 20 2007 |

hady

hady

Russian Federation

right.there are 2 crucial things say yeah obviousely a visa and no forget about tuition fee, lucky that one who has well-off parents)) cheers

06:12 AM Apr 20 2007 |

AILEN

China

I like it

03:16 AM Apr 20 2007 |

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