Currently CIP is approved to accept foreign students (non-US citizens) with an M1 or F1 status at the following locations:
- CIP Berkshire, (Lee) Massachusetts
- CIP Brevard, (Melbourne) Florida
- CIP Bloomington, Indiana
- CIP Berkeley, California
It is important to know that when considering admission for an international (non-us citizen) the process of obtaining approval can take up to three (3) months to complete the immigration and customs process.
Upon acceptance to CIP the Director of Admissions will generate an I-20 form granting F1 or M1 status.
English Language Requirements
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for all international students whose first language is not English.
What is an I-20?
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has certified CIP to issue Forms I-20.
United States Immigration issues special student visas precisely for this purpose, but they are reserved for prospective students who have already secured acceptance to a program such as CIP, that has been approved by DHS to issue the I-20. This form is the precursor to obtaining an F-1 or M-1 student visa.
An I-20 certifies that the applicant:
- Is an eligible student
- Meets CIP’s admissions requirements
- Plans to pursue a full course of study
- Has proven to have the funds to study and live in the United States without working illegally or suffering from poverty
An I-20 can be issued only after a student has been accepted to CIP. Once CIP generates an I-20 form, families work directly with the US embassy or Consulate in their home country for approval.
For more information: please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/study-exchange/student.html
*Students who apply to and enroll full-time at a local college or university may be granted a visa through their academic institution. These students would then be capable of studying at a College Internship Program (CIP).
It is the policy of the College Internship Program to admit and treat all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin or sexual preference.