Hi. I am a chinese student in my junior year in high energy physics. After I have done some research in a national lab the latest summer,I find myself not really like the HEP research and want to do something more helpful to our lives. This term I have learned a lot courses about nuclear engineering.I intend to get a masters degree/PhD in nuclear engineering as China is now building a lot more nuclear power stations. And with a Masters degree or PhD in nulear engineering I can get a well-paied job. However,until last year, only 6 (this year has increased to 9)of over 3000 colleges(universities) in China have a nuclear engineering major. So I intended to study in the U.S. (for the fact that even the US did not build a single nuclear power station during the past 30 years,the nulear technology of the U.S. is still the world first class and financial reasons). I have a lot questions before I make my decision and I really appreciate it if anyone can offer me useful information. 1.May it be possible and worthy for a chinese student to study nulear engineering in the U.S.? (the visa seems to be a little tough to get.) 2.What is the situation of nuclear engineering in the U.S. colleges(universities)? Can I learn the latest technology? 3.Can you recommend any colleges(universities) to me?(I do not believe the school rank) 4.If I want to be admitted and get offer by a US colleges(universities), what should I do now? You can say any thing about my plan. Many Thanks!