The number of students visiting Happy Schools Blog in the recent days who are appearing for US visa interview (Student F-1 Visa) for Fall 2009 semester is increasing.
There are over 50 articles that were written specifically about the U.S. F-1 Student Visa interview and bank statements for visa interview.
Most of you preparing for your F-1 visa interviews will normally feel some amounts of tension. Feeling some amount of tension is good, but too much tension will already affect your performance during your visa interview at a U.S. consulate. I encountered an interesting comment from Akshay:
Akshay @ F-1 Student Visa Interview Tips
This is akshay n my visa date is 29th july. I’ve got i20 from Fairleigh Dickinson University only. I’ve applied for MS in Biology. So what should i do if VO asks me why only this university? Pls reply quick i m really tensed…
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VO – “Why this University”
Good news, it’s not just you. Every student in your situation are pressed to find answers to this question. But I know exactly why is it so hard to an answer to that question.
I think you didn’t do much research when you’re looking for a U.S. university. Most of the time, a consultant could have picked up Farleigh Dickinson University along with a few other universities.
If you have applied to U.S. universities for grad. school admission by yourself, then some of your friends could have had admissions from FDU for similar scores. So you applied and got admission.
Now you are finding it tough to answer the question, “Why you selected Farleigh Dickinson University”. If you have done adequate research about the university before applying for grad school, it will be much easier to answer this question.
By now, you will know the name of a few professors, their research areas, student contacts, and you should have exchanged a few emails with professors with university.
Without all of the above, it’s hard to give the true answer to the question during a U.S. student visa interview. [Sample U.S. Student Visa Interview Questions]
Visa Interview Question and Answers
You can answer this question in a multiple of ways, but any answer you provide will not be the true answer, right? That’s because you are likely going to come up with made-up answers.
But if you lie during a visa interview, they can find out from the way you answer the questions. So never try to make up an answer while attending a U.S. visa interview.
If you were caught lying, your entry to the U.S. will be impossible because you can be banned for lifetime. Since you don’t have much time, try to find more information about FDU from their website so as to try to answer the question.
If you have other admits, try to compare among the schools to conclude that FDU is better than other admission. In this way, you will not give false answers.
I’m Really Tensed for US Visa Interview
There has to be a certain level of tension or else there will be overconfidence in you. So some amount of tension is good.
- Prepare to face all possible scenarios.
- Answer with a smile.
- Be confident and look confident.
- Read the visa experiences posted by other students. If you read 5 to 10 student visa interview experiences, you can see a pattern of what kind of questions a VO asks and why do they ask such questions. So understand the pattern and expect to face the questions.
- Remember – Always smile and answer the questions with confidence.
- If you don’t understand their question, politely ask the VO to repeat it again.