[UPDATED: January 6, 2022] Applications for 2022 are now open! Please note that due to COVID-19, your desired study abroad options may be affected. ApplyESL recommends applying well ahead of your desired start date to ensure adequate time for processing. Contact your program, or ApplyESL, to check program status, and your local embassy or consulate to confirm visa services currently available. We look forward to receiving your application!
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Frequently Asked Questions and Q&A



About Tourist Visa

I´m looking for an English course and I would like to study for as many hours as possible, but I have no time to apply for a student visa. I already have a tourist (B1/B2) visa and I will be travelling in the USA. Can you help me?


Dear Humberto,
Most students will choose to apply for an Intensive English Program which requires an F-1 Student Visa. However, if you are planning on travelling to the USA on a tourist visa, you are still allowed to study part-time at some schools. Go to ApplyESL.com and using the ‘School Search’ engine, choose ‘Vacation (Short-Term) English’ to find the courses that would be available to apply to under your visa. Note that the length of these courses is limited to the amount of time you are allowed to be in the United States by your tourist visa.

ApplyESL.com Advisor