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Old 11-12-2007, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Birmingham, U.K.
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I am 16 years old finishing my G.C.S.E's. I would like to go to a college in Los Angeles or anywhere in California really. I would hope to take a course in plumbing and music. I have a small part time job in the UK at the moment and have saved 3,500. I was wondering if anyone could give me some tips on how to get started, I dont know where to begin. Please Help!!!
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Sam
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:02 PM
 
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the american embassy. learn about student visas.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:36 PM
 
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Look for colleges in California and see what their requirements are. If you want plumbing, you'll need to find what they call a "trade" school here. I don't know what they might call them in the UK.

$7,000 isn't going to last you very long. Look into student loans, government grants, scholarships, etc., to help you finance school.
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Old 11-17-2007, 08:39 PM
 
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16 and going to college?

And yeah, you won't last long with 7,000 bucks
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Sandia Park, NM
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You can study here on a student visa, but you may not get a green card after your course is over so you may be going back to the UK. And I'm not sure if learning to be a plumber according to CA/USA standards and then returning to the UK to work is such a great idea. It's obviously more of a problem if you were to study to be an electrician (the plugs are different, even the voltage is different), but I would closely check into plumbing standards too. And remember that the US is still in inches (not centimeters like Europe). Just a thought.
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