Even if you do not have the opportunity to visit U.S. universities before you enroll, resources are available to help you learn more about the education in the United States and to select an appropriate program.

These resources include books, videos, computer-search programs, and Internet sites.


The right book can be invaluable to you in helping you to research potential schools. There are a variety of different types of books to help you in your search. Read on to find out what they are and how they can aid you.

The types of books that can help you with your search range from university guides and catalogues, which provide information on specific programs in the United States, to financial aid sourcebooks, to books detailing the application process, or on how to write a college application essay.

Online Resources

The internet has a seemingly unlimited supply of information. If you know where to look and how to weed out the good information from the bad, it could be that the only tool you need to equip yourself with is a computer.

The internet can provide you with virtually all the information you need—if you know where to look. You might do a quick Google search using keywords such as “study in the US,” or you might want to do a more specialized search using a database like our USA School Search or College Board.

Test Prep Courses

You might also want to look into test prep courses for standardized tests like the SAT, TOEFL, or GRE, or you might want to buy a test preparation book, if you do not have the time or money to devote to a class. These can be a great resource for boosting your test scores.