At ClassTrip, we hack studying in the USA

  • Affordable language schools and colleges in the USA.
  • Ways to avoid paying full tuition.
  • Visa extension and getting a work permit.

Who are we?

We are former students in the USA, sharing our experience of successful study and life in America.

  • Was an F-1 visa student for 6 years.
  • Studied at two language schools, a community college, and a university in the USA.
  • 10 years in the USA.
    Lives in San Francisco.
  • Facebook
  • Was an F-1 visa student for 4 years.
  • Studied at three language schools and a university in the USA.
  • Obtained a work permit at the university and worked as a programmer in a Silicon Valley startup.
  • Facebook

How can we help?

  • Suggest affordable educational options and hidden ways to pay less.
  • Plan your path in America from the airport to a permanent life here.
  • Help you become a student.

What our customers say

Why us?

We, Batyr and Egor, founded ClassTrip Inc. in 2016 in San Francisco. Two years before that, we came to America on student visas to study at language schools.

Challenges of studying

Not knowingly, we ended up in expensive schools, and only later learned that there were much cheaper options nearby (three times cheaper!).

Finding further educational opportunities proved challenging. Advice from fellow countrymen was based on rumors. Handling visa matters on our own was difficult, and legal services were expensive ($200 per hour).

Choosing a college was tough, as their websites did not provide a clear picture of the education, and the listed rates seemed unaffordable for an ordinary person. Only later did we learn that it wasn't all that expensive, and that student visas allowed for work (for example, through internships, which could be full-time jobs).

The idea

This led to the idea of creating a company that helps students find their way in America. We decided to find budget schools and colleges, share visa-related experience — do what we ourselves would have wanted to use in 2016.

Since then, we have established dozens of partnerships with educational institutions and served many clients. In March 2024 we joined the Ultra.VC startup accelerator.

Affordable language schools in the USA