International Students

Check with student services coordinator, Amy Rhodes – amy@misdami.org, for the latest international student updates regarding the pandemic.

请与中国招生办代表Vivian Yeung(viviany@misdami.org)联系,以获取有关因新冠疫情的最新国际学生信息。有关国际学生的中文信息请点击这里

International Students Welcome!

MISD is a Student and Exchange Visitor Program certified school and can provide a Form I-20 to support your student visa to study in the United States. At MISD we welcome international students from around the world. Our students and alumni are a diverse community, from all countries and backgrounds, united by a common philosophy. Upon graduation, many of our alumni find positions at Montessori schools in the United States and ultimately choose to stay in this country. Many also choose to return to their home countries, or seek positions in other countries around the world, bringing with them the knowledge that they have gained to enrich the global community of Montessori educators.

Click here to access the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and to apply for a student visa through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

MISD will not enroll any international student on a tourist visa. If you arrive on a tourist visa, you will be asked to leave the course. If you have questions about if we can accept a specific visa, please email training@misdami.org

 

Admissions Overview

International students incur an additional $500 International Student Fee, payable to MISD.

Unless otherwise indicated, all classes at the Montessori Institute of San Diego are given in English. International students from non-English speaking countries must take either the TOEFL – Designated Institution Code: B720 – (Internet- 80, Paper Based 550) or the IELTS (overall band score 6.5), unless they hold a degree from a university OR AMI training center in a primarily English-speaking country. Students enrolled in approved translation courses are not required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. Please direct any questions to training@misdami.org.

  1. Submit your application online
  2. Submit any supplemental materials for your application (official transcripts, recommendation letters, English test scores)
  3. We are aware it is difficult for some international students to obtain official transcripts, but we are unable to waive this requirement.
  4. If you are accepted, please see the instructions for obtaining your visa below:

F-1 visa Process:

  1. Be accepted to MISD
  2. Fill out the “International Student Form” (the form will be available about five months prior to the start of the course. If you’ve been accepted, you will receive an announcement by email.)
  3. Pay your $500 International Student Fee (see instructions in your admissions letter)
  4. When you receive your I-20, check the information carefully and sign the form in blue ink
  5. Schedule an interview appointment at your nearest consulate or embassy (wait times for interview appointments vary by location, season, and visa category; apply for your visa early)
    1. Visa Appointment and Processing Wait Times
  6. Fill out, pay and print the receipt for I-901 SEVIS Form (www.fmjfee.com). The fee for this form is $350.
  7. Fill, pay, and print the receipt for Visa Application Form DS-160 (https://ceac.state.gov/CEAC/). The fee for this form is $160.00

Bring these items to the visa interview:

  1. Printed receipt of I-901 Form
  2. Printed receipt of DS-160 Form
  3. Valid passport
  4. I-20 Form (sent by MISD)
  5. Financial information to demonstrate you have the amount needed to pay for your studies abroad (bank statements and/or letters of sponsorship from all sources of financial backing paying your tuition for the course)
  6. You might be asked to bring papers or proof that you have every intention of returning to your home country following your training
  7. You might also be asked to bring transcripts and diplomas of your past studies

Embassies and consulates vary in what they require for international student visas. Please check with your consulate or embassy to see what is required of you.

Downloadable instructions: Steps for Acquiring F-1 Visa for International Students

*If you have any questions regarding the process of applying for a student visa, please contact us at training@misdami.org.*

欢迎国际学生!

MISD是一所获得学生和交流访问者计划认证的学校,可以提供I-20表格以便国际学生从美国大使馆或领事馆获得学生签证。我们MISD欢迎来自世界各地的国际学生。MISD学校是由来自各个国家和背景的学生和校友组成,并秉承共同的理念。毕业后,我们的许多校友都在美国的蒙特梭利学校找到职位,并最终选择留在这个国家。许多人选择返回自己的祖国,或在世界其他国家寻求职位,将他们所学到的知识带给了全球蒙特梭利教育者社区。

请点击这里到访问学生和交流访问者信息系统(SEVIS),并通过美国国土安全部申请学生签证。

MISD不会通过旅游签证录取任何国际学生。如果您以旅游签证来参加课程,将被要求离开课程。如果您对我们是否可以接受特定签证有疑问,请通过此电子邮件与我们联系training@misdami.org

申請以及入学程序: 

需要学生签证的留学生须向MISD另外缴纳500美元的留学生费用。MISD课程均以英文授课。从非英语国家来的留学生,托福网考成绩要达到80、纸考成绩要达到550);如果是雅思,则要求达到6.5,除非是在英语国家的大学以英语完成课程并拿到学位。报名参加翻译课程的学生无需提交托福或雅思成绩。如有任何疑问,请通过此电子邮件与我们联系training@misdami.org

  1. 网上提交你的申请表格
  2. 提交其他申请文件(官方成绩单,推荐信,英语考试成绩)
  3. 我们知道一些国际学生很难获得官方成绩单,但是我们无法豁免这一要求。
  4. 如果你被录取,请参阅以下获取学生签证的说明:

F-1学生签证流程:

  1. 被MISD录取
  2. 填写“国际学生表格”(此表格将在课程开始约五个月前提供。如果你的申请被录取,你会通过电子邮件收到通知。)
  3. 支付500美元的国际学生费用(请参阅录取通知书中的说明)
  4. 收到I-20时,请仔细检查表格上的信息并在表格上使用蓝色墨水笔签名。
  5. 在你居住地最近的领事馆或大使馆预约签证面试(面试的等待时间因地点,季节和签证类别而异;请尽早申请签证)
    1. 签证预约和等待时间
  6. 填写,付款并打印I-901 SEVIS表格的收据(www.fmjfee.com)。此表格的费用为 350美元。
  7. 填写,付款并打印签证申请表DS-160的收据(https://ceac.state.gov/CEAC/)。此表格的费用为160美元。

当你去签证面试时,请带这些物品: 

  1. I-901表格的收据
  2. DS-160表格的收据
  3. 有效护照
  4. MISD发出的I-20表格
  5. 财务证明:以证明你有足够的资金出国留学(银行对账单和/或来自所有财务来源的赞助信,用于支付课程学费) 
  6. 可能会要求你提供证明,证明你打算在培训后返回自己的祖国
  7. 可能还会要求你过去的学习成绩单和文凭/证书

每个领事馆或大使馆对国际学生签证的要求各不相同。请与你居住地最近的领事馆或大使馆联系,以了解对你F-1学生签证的要求。

可下载的说明:国际学生获得F-1学生签证的流程

*如果对申请学生签证的过程有任何疑问,请通过此电子邮件与我们联系training@misdami.org。*