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 am now the proud owner of Serenity Salon & Spa an 1800 square foot facility in St. Augustine, Florida. I really owe all of this to International Academy for giving me the education that allowed me to make this dream come true.

Kerri C.

I have owned my spa and salon for 13 years in Florida. I was introduced to International Academy one year ago. During that time I have hired four graduates of the Academy. In my 18 years of experience in the beauty industry, I have found that the graduates of the International Academy demonstrate a superior knowledge of technical skills and a solid foundation of professionalism. I am proud to say that the International Academy has set a higher standard of learning for the beauty industry. Whenever I have an open position in my spa, I call the administrators at the International Academy for a referral of recent graduates. Of the interviews I’ve conducted with International’s graduates, I’ve hired every one of them. They have proven to be some of the best in the industry.

Debra K.

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.

International Academy is not just a school for me, they became my family. Even when I visit as a graduate, I feel like I am visiting my family. Since Graduation, I have been employed with Great Clips and love my career. I am beginning Management training there and I owe it all to the training I received at International Academy. They truly exceeded my expectations!

Ernest C.

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