Student Services


To download our Pre-Arrival Packet, please click here.

Global ESL Academy is here to help students with a wide range of issues including, but not limited to, student visas, applications for degree programs and other immigration-related issues. Once you are registered for classes with us, you may meet with a counselor to get the advice or help that you need.

We are here to assist you with:

F-1 (Student) Visa Advising

Global ESL Academy is here to advise and help students who would like to apply for an F-1 visa from abroad or who already have an F-1 visa and would like to transfer into our school. Our advisors are available to work with you via email, on the phone, or in person to take you through every step of the process from applying for an I-20 from our school to applying for the F-1 visa at the American Embassy or Consulate in your country. All of the information on the F-1 visa application process is available on our website by clicking here. Please take a look at these pages and then feel free to contact us or at 1-718-886-5240 for further guidance.


Higher Education Academic Advising

We are available to help our students who want to further their higher education to identify and choose the most suitable undergraduate and graduate programs at colleges and universities in the United States. For more information on Higher Education Academic Advising, please contact us at or at 1-718-886-5240.


New Student Orientation

At these orientations, students will obtain information on class and attendance requirements and academic policies at Global ESL Academy, on F-1 (Student) Visa requirements and maintaining one’s status, on getting around New York, on opening a bank account, on getting a cellular phone and on other topics that are essential for people newly arrived in this country.


Student Development Workshops

These workshops include topics such as “How to obtain a driver’s license in New York,” “How to file income taxes if someone is not a resident or a citizen of the United States” and “An extension of an educational stay in the United States."


Student Housing

Global ESL Academy strongly advises our students to make housing arrangements before they come to the United States. We can help students who need short-term or long-term housing in different settings such as in a homestay in an American home or in dormitory-style single or double rooms in neighborhood guest houses. If students would like to arrange their own housing and need information, we can still assist them. Please note all requests for housing arrangements should be made at least 6 to 8 weeks prior to the arrival and there is a small fee* charged for the service. If you need more information or would like us to arrange housing for you, please email us at
*Housing Reservation Fee: $100

Airport Pick-up

Airport pick-up can be arranged from JFK International Airport and LaGuardia Airport in New York and Newark International Airport in New Jersey. There will be a service fee of $100. If you need more information or would like us to arrange airport pick-up for you, please email us at


Assistance with Student Health Insurance

Global ESL Academy does not provide health insurance plans. International students are advised to buy health insurance before they come to the United States. For your information, below are some of the recommended insurance plans. Please note that the Academy is not responsible for monitoring the quality of services of the listed company.

There are 3 different health insurance plans offered by ISO Student Health Plans and 1 health insuarance company that is NAFSA approved. Please click on each link below to get more specific information about each plan. To contact ISO directly, please call 1-800-244-1180 or visit their website at or to contact NAFSA approved insurance, call 1-877-758-4391.


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