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    Hi TSR,

    I'd like to apologise for how long this is but i'm very curious with the subject matter and very determined to be able to move to the USA at some point. (I'd hope to do so in my 20's).

    Thank you in advance for any advice or guidance you can offer with the subject.

    Background info:

    I'm 17 and currently studying for my first year of A levels in maths, further maths and physics (though I am dropping further maths after AS and doing a fast track course in ICT during my second year). I hope to progress onto a bachelors degree in physics at university afterwards.

    It has always been a dream of mine to move to the states and I am hoping to be able to at some point in the future and thus looking for some advice regarding so. Would it be worthwhile undertaking a university course that offers a years study/research/work in the America or would this offer no real benefit? (I suppose it would offer 'contacts' and friends if I ever move there but would it offer much more or ultimately be a waste of a year?

    From the research I have done so far, I have found that it is very difficuilt to get a visa and get into the US unless you're incredibly rich (which I'm not xD) and willing to invest in the country, are transferred to work at a branch there by an international company or be able to offer a service and hold a set of skills and qualifications that most Americans would be unable to do. As otherwise it it is deemed i'd be 'stealing potentia'l jobs from US citizens.

    I'm unsure of what kind of career I'd like to get into after uni, though finance seems like a likely option at the moment. A finance based career is apparently a quite highly sought after career in America and something I could get into with my degree.

    So my question would be what would be the best route to take if I was to pursue my dream to move to America? What would I be best doing with university and career wise?

    Would the only option really be to try get a job with an international company and hope to at some point be able to get a transfer to the US or are there other possible, viable options out there?

    I hope this isn't too complicated or all over the place.

    Thanks again
    • Thread Starter

    Would it also help at all if I pursued a 4 year long masters instead of a 3 year long bachelors?
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