[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!
"Do-It-Yourself Study Abroad" ESL School Search and Application Site

5 Steps to Study Abroad Success

Step 2 Prepare

Find the Right School and Program


- Is the area surrounding the school an urban, suburban, or rural setting?
- What kind of public transportation is available? How easy is it to use, and is it available at night?
- What is the population of the town/city?
- What is the cost of living there?
- What kinds of entertainment and cultural activities are available?
- What kinds of food are typically eaten in that region?
- Are you near the coast or inland, near the desert or mountains?
- What is the climate like?
- Will you experience all four seasons at that location?