In order to study in the United States, every international student will need to obtain a student visa. Applying for a U.S. student visa may be a long and confusing process, so make sure you start preparing well in advance. There are several steps to apply for a visa and the order of these steps and how to complete them may vary depending on the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you apply.
As an international student coming to the United States, there are three different student visas that you could be issued: F-1 Visa, J-1 Visa, or M-1 Visa. The F-1 and J-1 visas allow for the possibility of employment in the U.S. during your stay, while the M-1 Visa does not.