Student Visa Sponsorship - Gibney
Week of July 15, 2020
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Student Visa Sponsorship

International Visa Program

Gibney sponsors M-1 Student Visas for international students participating in the Visa and Professional Training Program.

The M-1 visa is for nonacademic or vocational studies. M-1 visa holders for technical and vocational programs are not permitted to work during the course of their studies. Therefore, M-1 visa applicants must have evidence that sufficient funds are immediately available to pay all tuition and estimated living expenses for the entire period of intended stay. 

Estimated Living Expenses

Rent & Utilities: $925
Food: $350
Transportation: $125
Personal (cell phone, clothing, etc.): $200
Total Monthly Estimate: $1,600

While studying in the United States, it is essential to maintain your M-1 student status. M-1 visa holders must complete at least 22 hours of class per week (11-14 Classes) to maintain status. It is the duty of the student to maintain their status by respecting the class attendance requirements. Failure to meet these requirements could result in dismissal from the program and/or loss of M-1 status for visa students.

If you are accepted into the program, you will receive detailed information about applying for the M-1 visa. You will submit information for your I-20 form and your Statement of Finances. Then, Gibney creates your I-20 form and mails it to you. Upon receipt, you will pay a SEVIS fee and schedule an appointment at the US Consulate in your home country. After attending the consulate appointment and receiving approval for the visa, you may enter the US up to 30 days before the start of the program.  

For more information about the M-1 visa and process, please  visit https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students or contact Gibney Training Program Staff at jessiek@gibneydance.org.