Please note that due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, many institutions have suspended on-campus instruction and are holding classes online until further notice. Due to increased travel restrictions, reduced visa services and public health quarantines, study abroad options may be affected. ApplyESL recommends contacting your program of interest and local embassy or consulate to obtain the latest updates.
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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 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.

Chris Advisor