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



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.

With the education I received from International I quickly advanced in the industry. After graduation I quickly surpassed colleagues in my salon and moved into management after six months. After only three years I was able to open my own salon which has been very successful. All of this has been possible because of International Academy!

Denise L.

Everything is great now since moving up North and graduating from International Academy. I got my dream job in Maryland. I seriously couldn’t be happier! I have been busy with bookings and double booked for 2 months out! My high energy really works in this industry. I'll be continuing my education but I’m so grateful for you everyone at International Academy.

Carina D.

Hair has always been a great passion of mine, and when I knew cosmetology was the career I wanted to pursue, I looked long and hard for a loyal school. I found the perfect one, International Academy! So, I packed up my bags from Chicago and moved down to Florida. I learned great skills in coloring and cutting and had lots of feed back from all of the great, knowledgeable teachers. I have now been doing hair for 5 years and am having great success!

Cheryl H.

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