You can study in the US part time in our Semi-intensive program with a tourist visa. If you would like to study on a full time basis, you will need to obtain an F1 Student Visa. Students must study at least 18hrs/ week if they are issued an F1 Student Visa.
An F1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa for those wishing to study in the U.S. You must file an F1 visa application if you plan on entering the US to attend NYEC.
In order to apply for a student visa, you must first obtain an I-20 from an approved school. NYEC is approved by SEVP/ DHS to issue the form I-20. For NYEC to issue students the form I-20 the student must provide the following documents:
New students must pay the SEVIS fee before applying for an entry visa or entering the United States. This fee is charged by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is not charged by NYEC.
All visa applicants must provide the following documents to the U.S. embassy or consulate at the time of the application
Potential students are advised to register and apply for an I-20 as soon as possible. We require 5 business days to create an I-20 once we have received all required documents. During the summer (peak season) appointments at the embassy may take longer to obtain, apply as soon as possible up to 120 days prior to your program start date at NYEC. You can enter the U.S. 30 days prior to your program start date listed on your I-20 and student visa.
Students can study in the U.S. for as long as they wish as long as they are enrolled full time at an approved school and are making progress in their studies. Once you complete your studies at NYEC you have 60 days to leave the country.
Once in the U.S. you can transfer from any school to NYEC provided that you have a valid active I-20
To stay in the U.S. legally you must maintain your F1 student visa active. All students studying at NYEC on an F1-student visa must attend 18hrs a week and make satisfactory academic progress. See student handbook for more information