Yes, it is possible to get a student visa specifically for attending a language school in some countries.
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Yes, it is possible to obtain a student visa specifically for attending a language school in many countries. However, the requirements for obtaining a student visa vary depending on the country and the language school.
For example, in the United States, language schools that are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) or the Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA) can issue I-20 forms, which are necessary for obtaining a student visa. In Australia, language schools must be accredited by the National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS) to issue Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) documents, which are required for a student visa application.
It is important to note that language school students may not be eligible to work while on a student visa, and may need to demonstrate adequate funds to support themselves during their stay in the host country.
According to the US Department of State, “All student visa applicants must have a student visa interview. Applicants should be able to explain why they want to study in the United States, what they will be studying, and how this study will contribute to their future goals.” This is an important step in the application process, as the interviewer may deny the visa if they feel the applicant’s intentions are not genuine.
In summary, obtaining a student visa for a language school is possible in many countries, but the process and requirements may vary. It is important to do thorough research and consult with the language school and embassy/consulate to ensure a successful application.
Table: Requirements for obtaining a student visa for language school in some countries
|Country||Accreditation Requirement||Required Documents||Interview Required||Work Eligibility|
|United States||Accredited by ACCET or CEA||I-20 Form||Yes||Limited|
|Australia||Accredited by NEAS||CoE Document||Yes||Limited|
|United Kingdom||Accredited by British Council||CAS Number||Yes||Limited|
|Canada||Accredited by Languages Canada||Study Permit||Yes||Limited|
|France||Accredited by FLE||Long-Stay Visa||Yes||No|
|Spain||Accredited by Instituto Cervantes||Student Visa||Yes||Limited|
As Confucius once said, “Study the past if you would define the future.” It is important to learn from the experiences of those who have gone before us when navigating the complex process of obtaining a student visa for language school.
The video discusses various language schools in France that offer courses of over 20 hours per week necessary to obtain a long-term student visa. Two options are presented: the Sorbonne’s “Cours de civilisation française de la Sorbonne” and Campus Langues’ General French Course in Paris La Defense. Additionally, Alliance Francaise, a popular language school focused on speaking, offers a 12-week course for those seeking a long-term student visa. However, it is the most expensive option. To obtain the visa, applicants must complete pre-registration, receive an acceptance paper, and apply for the visa, which may take a month to process.
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Am I responsible for obtaining a US visa in order to study at a language school in the US? Yes. While Language International is happy to advise on and support your application process, you must make the application and provide all required documentation yourself.
This article describes the visa requirements for students interested in booking an English course at a language school in the United States. All students, including students from visa waiver countries, must apply for an F-1 student visa for intensive English courses with more than 18 hours per week of classes.
The United States government offers three student visa types including F, J, and M. F Student Visa: for study at an accredited U.S. college or university or to study English at an English language institute.
The F-1 Visa (Academic Student) allows you to enter the United States as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, seminary, conservatory, academic high school, elementary school, or other academic institution or in a language training program.