SALT LAKE CITY

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where is Salt Lake City?

Salt Lake City is the capital of the state of Utah. Utah is located in the western part of the U.S., near the state of California. Salt Lake City is conveniently located near two major cities: Las Vegas, Nevada and Denver, Colorado. Salt Lake City is a major U.S. city with a population of over one million people. Located in the beautiful Salt Lake Valley, beneath the towering Rocky Mountains, and host to the 2002 Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City offers a robust and diverse economy attracting new businesses and professionals from around the world.


2. What about transportation?

Salt Lake City has an excellent public transportation system. For less than $50 USD per month, you can have unlimited access to both the train and bus system allowing you to go anywhere in the metro area efficiently and safely.


3. What about safety?

Salt Lake City is one of the safest cities in the U.S. and we will do our best to ensure that you have a safe, healthy, and happy experience while studying at Stevens-Henager College.


4. What about insurance?

Most students obtain insurance through their employers. However, we recommend that you purchase some insurance before traveling to the U.S. There are many companies that will offer international student insurance.


5. What about housing?

Salt Lake City has one of the lowest costs of living of any major city in the U.S. Our students spend on average about $500 USD per month for housing, significantly less than other students in states such as California, New York, or Florida.


6. Does the college provide housing?

No, all of the housing is off-campus. There are many apartments available within walking distance of the college. The college has an excellent career services department and will assist you with finding suitable housing.


7. What about a Homestay program?

A Homestay program will allow you to live with an American family while you are a student in the U.S. The family will provide a private, furnished room and bathroom. In addition, they will provide you with two meals each day and sometimes assist with transportation. If you choose, the college can help arrange for your accommodation with a host family. The typical cost for the program is about $600 USD per month.

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CPT

Curricular Practical Training is a program that allows international graduate students to receive practical training and work experience with U.S. companies while they study for a Master’s degree.

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OPT

Optional Practical Training is a 12 month temporary employment authorization that provides an opportunity for graduate students who have completed or have been pursuing their degrees for more than nine months to apply knowledge acquired from their academic program to a work experience in their major field of study.

Students who have graduated from a US college or university with a specific degree in the STEM fields - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - can apply to extend their OPT for an additional 17 months, bringing their total post-graduation OPT available time up to 29 months.

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Stevens-Henager College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

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