Student Visas (F and M Visas)
People from all over the world come to the United States to study, whether they will be attending a short cooking course or a years-long Ph.D. program. They may do so by obtaining student visas; either F-1 for academic study or M-1 for vocational study.
The laws place no limits on the number of student visas given out each year. Around one half a million people come to the United States to study on these visas annually.