[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



Types of Schools

I want to know more about the different types of schools available which I could apply to. Takeo


Dear Takeo,

There are a number of different types of schools that you should consider before you apply. Generally speaking, schools can be divided into three categories; university-based ESL program, private English school and private English school located on a university campus. These three categories can further be divided into two categories; university-based programs and private English school programs. Both types of programs may have advantages or disadvantages depending on your study abroad goals. Although both types of programs can be of the same quality, each may offer merits which the other doesn’t. If your intent is to study at a university in a degree program, you may want to take an English course there. If you just want to study English and then go home, a private English school may offer more flexibility and value.

ApplyESL.com Advisor