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America is one of the best places most international students choose to study in because of the numerous advantages that come with it. Are you planning to study in the US? If yes, why are you wasting time? Why don’t you apply to some schools as soon as possible?

America has everything you need as a student to be successful in your chosen career. There is more to studying in the USA since some rules are guiding the whole process. If you want to be a good student and a good representative of your country in the USA, then it is essential that you follow all the rules laid down. The student visa, also known as the f1 visa, is needed by every international student in the USA. There are some terms and policies that come with this type of visa that every prospective student should know better entering the United States.  It should be noted that going against the terms and conditions of the visa will be considered as a visa violation, which may lead to deportation or other severe punishments. As someone who is planning to study in the US, the following are some important things that you must put into consideration before planning any movement.

Know your visa– in this regard, you should understand what your visa entails. Since various visa types could get one to the US, one should be very careful about choosing the right visa for one’s mission in the US. The different visa types have different rules guiding them; thus if one chooses the wrong visa type, then there may be a problem starting from the visa interview. The following are things to know about your visa type:

  • Duration– a student visa should have a minimum duration of two years, depending on the program of study. Although there is always room for renewal, one should make use of the first two years with good behaviour because having a criminal record may not grant one a visa renewal. Students from European countries like Britain may enjoy UK Passport Renewal easier than others.
  • Rules are guiding the visa– since rules are guiding the student visa, one should be very certain about these rules to prevent problems in the US. These rules are always against international students; thus, most students will always find a way to go against these rules. No matter the situation, always be law-abiding because the US will always keep every record either good or bad, which could be used against or for you in the future.

Prepare for the visa interview– visa interviews are very important since the visa interview determines your fate. Getting your visa denied could be a sign of poor preparation. Don’t let poor preparation delay your success. Schools will not wait for students; thus, it is important that one tries every possible best to get the visa. Watching videos about the US visa interview is a good way by which one could prepare. Also, asking friends to prepare a mock interview for you is another good way. Always use what is readily available to achieve your dreams; never wait for a convenient time.

The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is a document that could be used in the place of a visa. The ESTA is for citizens that have their country among the visa waiver program countries. It is advisable to check ESTA status if you are eligible.

Violating student visa

Violating the student visa is a bad thing that could go against one in the US. Thus it is always advisable to prevent any action that will make one violent one’s visa. Below are some things that could make one violent one’s visa terms;

Work– working more than the designated period could lead to a violation of one’s visa. Although the US has located 20hours in a week to every international student to work in the United States some students still believe that this time is not enough to make a huge amount of money. Therefore, they tend to work illegally. This is a bad thing to do as it could lead to deportation.

Crime– no country is a friend of crime. Involving in any form of crime is regarded as visa violation. Always stay away from crime and trouble because you do not have enough strength as a foreigner in the United States. America has been fighting against illegal immigrants that involve in various criminal acts; thus, there is zero-tolerance for criminals in the country. Just travel to America, face your education and be a better individual in society.

No matter your immigration status or the type of visa you are holding in the United States, never go against the law if you want to enjoy the wonderful land of America. Follow the rules and regulations will not only give you peace of mind but also make you a good representative of your home country.

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Today, Meta announced that it has built and open sourced ‘No Language Left Behind’ NLLB-200, a single AI model that is the first to translate across 200 different languages, including 55 African languages with state-of-the-art results. Meta is using the modelling techniques and learnings from the project to improve and extend translations on Facebook, Instagram, and Wikipedia.

 

In an effort to develop high-quality machine translation capabilities for most of the world’s low-resource languages, this single AI model was designed with a focus on African languages. They are challenging from a machine translation perspective. AI models require lots and lots of data to help them learn, and there’s not a lot of human translated training data for these languages. For example, there’s more than 20M people who speak and write in Luganda but examples of this written language are extremely difficult to find on the internet.

 

We worked with professional translators for each of these languages to develop a reliable benchmark which can automatically assess translation quality for many low-resource languages. We also work with professional translators to do human evaluation too, meaning people who speak the languages natively evaluate what the AI produced. The reality is that a handful of languages dominate the web, so only a fraction of the world can access content and contribute to the web in their own language. We want to change this by creating more inclusive machine translations systems – ones that unlock access to the web for the more than 4B people around the world that are currently excluded because they do not speak one of the few languages content is available in.

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Language is our culture, identity, and lifeline to the world. However, as high-quality translation tools don’t exist for hundreds of languages, billions of people today can’t access digital content or participate fully in conversations and communities online in their preferred or native languages. This is especially true for hundreds of millions of people who speak the many languages of Africa.

 

“Africa is a continent with very high linguistic diversity, and language barriers exist day to day. We are pleased to announce that 55 African languages will be included in this machine translation research, making it a major breakthrough for our continent,” Balkissa Ide Siddo, Public Policy Director for Africa said while speaking about the launch of the AI model. “In the future, imagine visiting your favourite Facebook group, coming across a post in Igbo or Luganda, and being able to understand it in your own language with just a click of a button – that’s where we hope research like this leads us. Highly accurate translations in more languages could also help to spot harmful content and misinformation, protect election integrity, and curb instances of online sexual exploitation and human trafficking.”

 

While commenting on accessibility and inclusion in the pursuit of building an equitable metaverse, Ide Siddo added “At Meta, we are working today to ensure that as many people as possible will be able to access the new educational, social and economic opportunities that the next evolution of the internet will bring to future technology and an everyday living experience tomorrow.”

 

To confirm that the translations are high quality, Meta also created a new evaluation dataset, FLORES-200, and measured NLLB-200’s performance in each language. Results revealed that NLLB-200 exceeds the previous state of the art by an average of 44 percent.

 

Meta is also open-sourcing the NLLB-200 model and publishing a slew of research tools to enable other researchers to extend this work to more languages and build more inclusive technologies. Meta AI is also providing up to $200,000 of grants to non-profit organizations for real world applications for NLLB-200.

 

There are versions of Wikipedia in more than 300 languages, but most have far fewer articles than the 6+ million available in English. Following Meta’s partnership with the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that hosts Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects, modelling  techniques and learnings from the NLLB research are now also being applied to translation systems used by Wikipedia editors. Using the Wikimedia Foundation’s Content Translation Tool, articles can now be easily translated in more than 20 low-resource languages (those that don’t have extensive datasets to train AI systems), including 10 that previously were not supported by any machine translation tools on the platform.

 

To explore a demo of NLLB-200 showing how the model can translate stories from around the world, visit here. You can also read the research paper here.

 

 

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