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Climate

Climate

Weather varies widely across the continental USA, as well as in Alaska and Hawaii. In general terms, summers are hot and humid in the plains and southern states, while the southwest is very hot and quite dry. Endless summers are southern California and Florida trademarks, while in the Pacific Northwest and New England states, summers are warm with cool mornings and pleasant evening conditions. Winters in the southern states are mild, while in the north, northeast, plains states, and in the western mountains, conditions are often quite cold with heavy snow and sub-freezing temperatures. Severe weather in the form of thunderstorms is a normal spring and summer occurrence; devastating tornadoes are also common in the spring and summer months, especially in the central part of the U.S. Hurricanes occasionally strike the eastern coastline and Gulf of Mexico states from June through October

Visa Restrictions

Visa Restrictions
The H1B visa program allows U.S. businesses to employ foreign nationals in specialty occupations. The Immigration and Nationality Act defines specialty occupation as “an occupation that requires theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge, and attainment of a bachelor’s or higher degree in the specific specialty (or its equivalent) as a minimum for entry into the occupation in the United States”. Most professional positions will qualify as a specialty occupation. Primary and secondary school teachers as well as college and seminary teachers/professors fall within the definition of ‘specialty occupation’, and as such are eligible to seek the H1B visa. Visa requirements change regularly, please liase with you new school for assistance with the application process.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office         US State Department         BBC World News         Al Jazeera   


School Profile Pages

Please click on the school below to access the school profile page*. This is a new resource and we will be adding more profiles asap.


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