U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 11-12-2007, 10:00 AM
Location: Birmingham, U.K.
2 posts, read 11,640 times
Reputation: 11


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!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 11-12-2007, 11:02 AM
2,420 posts, read 7,420,370 times
Reputation: 2092
the american embassy. learn about student visas.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-15-2007, 06:36 PM
830 posts, read 2,471,147 times
Reputation: 380
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-17-2007, 07:39 PM
56 posts, read 157,706 times
Reputation: 16
16 and going to college?

And yeah, you won't last long with 7,000 bucks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-21-2007, 04:13 PM
Location: Sandia Park, NM
96 posts, read 350,751 times
Reputation: 76
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:33 AM.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top