How LA ORT Can Help International Students

How LA ORT Can Help International Students

Coming to the USA to pursue higher education is the dream of millions of students worldwide. Studying in America can open many doors to you in the future – in addition to learning your subject of interest, you will have a degree from an accredited school, which can help you easily find a great job later on in life.

While there are many benefits to studying in the US, you should be aware of the cost of education and living expenses in USA. Generally, international students are not allowed to work in USA while they are pursuing full-time education. Therefore, you should have enough financial resources to fund your education, rent, living expenses, transportation, and other necessities that you will have as a student in the US.

However, this shouldn’t scare you because there are ways to reduce the cost of studying in the US. At LA ORT, we will do all we can to make both your studies and life in the US enjoyable and stress-free.

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Finances Don’t Have to Be a Huge Problem

Since finances can be an obstacle for many foreign students who consider studying in the USA, it is our mission to make our programs as affordable as possible to international students.

To begin with, LA ORT is a non-profit career college, which means that we offer reasonably priced programs that prepare you for your future career.

We are happy to say that our programs cost much less than the average cost of programs at most private colleges in Los Angeles – and the rest of the US, for that matter. We do our best to offer affordable study plans in all our fields while maintaining the highest quality of education.

Moreover, LA ORT aims to reduce the duration of its programs – LA ORT offers a typical 2-year Associate in just about one year.  You can also apply for LA ORT’s intensive ESL (English as a Second Language) courses, to improve your language proficiency in a short period of time, before starting your Associate degree program.

Finally, LA ORT also offers some scholarships to students from other countries in order to give everyone a chance to get the best education available.

What Happens After Graduation?

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One of the major concerns of international students is whether they can stay in the USA after getting their degree. What you should know is that there are employment restrictions for students with an F-1 visa and their stay is limited to the duration of their studies. This means that foreign students have to return to their home country as soon as they finish their studies in the USA. This could discourage many students who would like to gain some work experience in USA before returning to their home country.

Fortunately, LA ORT can help you obtain a work permit in case you’re interested in finding employment in the US after receiving your Associate degree. This work permit can enable you to stay and work in the US for an additional year, which can later help you find better employment options when you return home.

We Are Happy to Help

If you have any questions, LA ORT’s international student advisors can help you with valuable information concerning the visa application process, financial aid, and work opportunities after graduation. Contact us today at (800) 998-2678 or visit – we look forward to discussing your future and offering guidance and support on your way to higher education.




LA ORT is a group of nonprofit junior colleges in Los Angeles and Van Nuys provide career training in short term courses.