International Students

International Academy Welcomes International Students

Students come from all around the globe for our programs — some 25 countries have been represented. International Academy provides comprehensive services to help you adjust to all segments of campus life and maintain your status in compliance with immigration regulations.


When foreign students apply for admission to International Academy, certain requirements must be met to insure compliance with US Homeland Security guidelines. Once these requirements are met, the admissions department will notify the prospective student of their acceptance and express mail the documentation that they must submit to the Consulate office in their country for issuance of a Student (M-1) Visa.

Admission Requirements and Procedures for all International Students

  1. Complete detailed Application For Admission
  2. Non-refundable international student fee of $500.00
  3. Bank Draft or Cashier‘s Check
  4. Copy of High School Diploma or Official Transcript or High School Equivalency Certification, translated into English.
  5. These transcripts must include specific dates of school attendance, courses taken during each year of attendance, and grades received for each course.
  6. Evidence that you can read, speak and comprehend English fluently
  7. Financial letter of affidavit support. A letter composed by your bank on their letterhead, verifying that you have ample funds to meet your educational expenses and living expenses while attending the Academy in the USA.
  8. Three (3) passport size pictures (2″x2″)
  9. Copy of passport.
  10. Course deposit equal to (1/3) of your educational tuition
    1. Bank Draft or Cashier’s Check
    2. Fully refundable if Consulate office denies you and you are unable to attend International Academy.

Upon receipt of all of your documents, your acceptance letter along with all proper visa documents will be shipped to you immediately via express delivery. The conditions for admission of foreign students are identical to those for domestic students.

International Academy Graduates Home Countries

Listed below are a sampling of home countries to which our graduated students have returned.

CanadaEnglandSaudi Arabia
St. MartenArubaSwitzerland
TrinidadGuatemalaSouth Africa



. . . I began working in the field of beautification as a professional licensed Barber three years ago. This is the job for me, I've grown a clientele that is similar to my viewpoints, humor, and generally good people that you want to surround yourself with. This has by far been the best decision of my life professionally for my mental health, financial security, and general happiness. I never saw it coming and couldn't be happier for it.

Russell D.

We are proud to be associated with the International Academy. The International Academy is committed to high standards and is sincerely focused on preparing students to succeed in the field of cosmetology. We hire many students from many cosmetology schools and without exception the ones we hire from International Academy have the necessary skills to excel in today’s job market.

Dan W.

As a veteran to the skincare and spa industry, I have collaborated and worked with thousands of estheticians worldwide. Many of them have graduated from the International Academy in Daytona Beach and speak very highly of the stellar education they obtained. I believe this school is one of the leading educational facilities in the US.

Philippe H.

. . . After many years as a practicing lawyer and not yet ready to retire, I decided to re-visit the skincare business. Being an active octogenarian I enrolled at the International Academy, a private school, graduated, and obtained my state license as an esthetician. IA is a fabulous school, providing interesting classes, patient teachers, and an overall pleasant [experience]. I have been actively working in a salon in Florida and loving every minute of it. Who says you can’t learn a new skill and start a new career at 80!


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