There are a number of students who may wish to visit the U.S. on a temporary basis in order to supplement or continue their studies. There are two different types of non-immigrant visas available to these students which will allow them to do so.
As stated by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, a student visa can be divided into F-1 and M-1 types. M-1 student visas are reserved for students who are going into vocational studies, or “non-academic” studies. This applies to everything from technical studies to mechanical studies, language or cosmetology programs, flight school, cooking classes and more. Essentially, everything that could be considered training for a certain field of work would fall under the vocational studies umbrella.