Enrollment Requirements for International Students

Updated on February 23rd, 2023

If you are an international student, you are eligible to enroll in or apply to any of our online and/or in-person summer programs, provided you meet the minimum eligibility requirements outlined for that program.

English Language Proficiency

We do not require proof of English language proficiency (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo) as part of the enrollment or application process; however, you are expected to have a sufficient command of the English language to understand class material and assignments.

Visa Requirements for In-Person Programs in the US

U.S. Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirements vary by program. Check the requirements for your program below.

Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive

The US Department of Homeland Security requires that any student who is not a US citizen apply for an F-1 student visa. You may not attend Aspire: Five-Week with a B-1 visa, B-2 visa, or ESTA visa waiver.


All Other Summer Programs

If you are not participating in Aspire: Five-Week, you are recommended to enter the US with a B-2 tourist visa or, if eligible, through the Visa Waiver Program.

Note that we are legally unable to advise on the procedures for securing any visa other than the F student visa, so it is your responsibility to follow the steps outlined by the US government for obtaining the visa needed for your program.



Health Insurance for In-Person Programs in the US

While you are not required to obtain health insurance in order to attend our in-person summer programs, you are strongly advised to obtain insurance that will cover the cost of medical needs during the length of your stay in the US.

International Travel Insurance

If you are considering purchasing health insurance specifically for your summer p

If you are considering purchasing health insurance specifically for your Summer Program, be sure that it will cover you in the US and in the specific state where your program will take place. While we cannot recommend a specific provider or plan, some previous students have used the following:

Ultimately, you are responsible for independently finding a solution that best fits your needs and budget. If these options do not meet your needs, we recommend a web search for ‘international student health insurance’ for other alternatives.