Student Life in Daytona Beach

In 1981, Mez Varol (International Academy founder and President) had a vision of establishing a destination school. He wanted to open a Beauty school in which students from all over the world could take part in a true “college” experience away from home which would give students maturing, life learning skills along with a great education in beauty and wellness. With a central location of South Daytona, located in the heart of the Daytona Beach Resort Area, students can enjoy, its 23 miles of white sand beaches, mild climate throughout the year, and warm hospitality that has attracted visitors to this area for years. International Academy’s location is also the perfect spot for students looking for easy access to Florida’s other attractions. Walt Disney World®, historic St. Augustine, Spaceport USA®, Sea World® and Universal Studios® are all within a one hour drive from our campus.

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The beach itself has an ocean park atmosphere. Driving on the hard-packed sand is allowed on miles of beach during daylight hours. The beach is open and accessible year round. The average annual temperature is 70.8 degrees Fahrenheit. Daytona Beach is most famous for automobile racing. One of the nation’s finest racing facilities, the Daytona International Speedway, hosts the world-famous Daytona 500 each February. Major motorcycle races are staged in both March and October at the Speedway, and stock car racing returns in July. In fact, sports fans can almost always find something of interest in the area. The Ocean Center, the area’s entertainment and convention complex, has played host to professional and collegiate basketball, karate championships, boxing and wrestling.

Along with our great location, International Academy is centrally located to shopping, dining, public transportation, and a multitude of housing opportunites for students wishing to live by themself or with a roommate

Student Housing

With our central location, there are different housing opportunities available for our students. Although many of our students reside in the immediate area, students moving to the area to attend International Academy can rest assured that housing is available and there are many options to choose from.


We estimate a $1500-$1700 per month budget for this option. This estimated budget includes: rent, electricity, phone, and food for the month. Information on various apartment complexes in the area is available.

If you are coming in to tour the campus from out-of-state or from another country, our admissions staff will be more than happy to assist you in touring local apartments, meeting fellow students that may be looking for a roommate, and obtaining relocation material including fun things to do in the area and local beaches!


I have no one else to Thank other then Mez and International Academy for my success today! After graduating I spent one year working for Hair Cuttery building a clientele and getting more experience. The skills I acquired at International gave me complete confidence and set me apart from many I’ve worked with! Since then I work alongside with my sister and other great girls, as a booth renter in our super cute and fun salon, The Loft. This is my career I absolutely Love my job, I’m able to support my family. Again thank you Mez and International for making my dream come true!

Amy P.

stars I currently attend here and absolutely love this place! I moved here from Delaware 827 miles away just because I heard that the school is rated one of the top in the country. Being a student now, I see why! Don't hesitate to contact them!!! Begin your new path in life, take that step! The owner is an amazing person and will do anything for anyone. What's the hold up? Why wait? Enroll now!!!!

Michael L.

After graduating from Intl Academy I went out into the real world of with such confidence and was ready for anything had to offer me. I started with Hair Cuttery and in 6 months became the manager. Several years later I opened my own salon with another Intl Academy grad and have successfully been in business over 4 years thanks to my fabulous education, love and support from Mez and the entire staff at Intl Academy!

Tara L.

I escaped East Berlin Germany to the USA to follow my dreams. I discovered International Academy. It was the best decision I ever made! After graduating I have since bought my own salon and ran it for the past 10 years with 9 employees. I owe it all to International Academy for all their experience and training. I highly recommend this wonderful school for a life changing experience. Always follow your dreams!

Simone W.

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