American schools are very diverse, in regards to students, subjects and extracurricular activities. There is a school and study program for everyone.
Being an exchange student in the United States is an amazing experience. (At least that’s what the Czech students who have done it tell us.) Most programs for high school students last a full school year, about ten months. However, there are shorter programs as well.
There are two levels of university study in the United States: undergraduate and graduate. “Undergrad” programs are four-year programs at a college or university. Graduate programs to obtain a Master’s degree normally take another two years. A PhD programs take an additional two to four years on average. The first step is to identify a school. Most colleges and university require a TOEFL test score of 500 or higher. Graduate programs often require other entrance exams such as the GRE, GMAT, LSAT. EducationUSA can provide information about scholarships or other financial resources, including sports scholarships, Summer Work Travel or scholarships provided by various Czech foundations such as Bakala Foundation, Vize 97, or Hlávka Foundation.
There are two types of visa for students depending on their plan of study or exchange program. You can find more information on the U.S. Embassy Prague Consular Section website.