But my problem is that I am from Sweden. My school has exchange agreements with california polytechnic state university and rutgers. Are any of them good and witch is prefferable if you want to work in the aerospace indusry in america?
Unfortunately, it almost is impossible nowadays. Sept. 11 changed everything, particularly so for employers such as SpaceX that are subject to ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations). Suppose a company subject to ITAR did hire you on a H1B visa and did sponsor your permanent residency. You will not be allowed to work on anything that is subject to ITAR until your green card comes through (a process that takes several years). In a company such as SpaceX, almost all technical work is subject to ITAR. With little or no non-ITAR work for you to work on, why should they hire you if you don't already have a green card?Yes, but it should not be impossible to get a residency.
Yes, but it should not be impossible to get a residency. What is the best way? Maybe first get a phd and then apply? Is cal poly considered any good in USA, average or very bad? At least they have a sounding rocket club. I just realized my school has got an agreement with Uni of Illinois as well...
Have you considered Esrange? It is not SpaceX, but I believe Virgin Atlantic and a few other private companies are interested in operating from there.
And they DO launch things into space (not to mention run controll rooms for varius projects).
Although you would of course have to live in Kiruna....