Educatius collaborates with our extensive international staff and network to consult and recruit students from across the world on an F-1 visas to study abroad at high schools across America.What is a F-1 visa?
The F-1 visa are type of non-immigrant student visa that allows foreigners to pursue an education (academic studies and/or language training programs) in the United States. F-1 students must maintain a full course of study. These visa are only issued in U.S. embassies and consulates outside the United States. Prospective F-1 students must apply at the schools and receive anI-20 Form in order to apply for an F-1 visa. (Source: Wikipedia)
Most study abroad programs bring students to the U.S. on a J-1 visa. Educatius’ students enter the USA on the F-1 visa.
The school/district will be request a I-17 Form Petition and pay the government a first-time fee for the review and application, as well as an additional fee to be paid for a government official to conduct a site visit at the school. The site evaluator will then complete a report and submit it to SEVIS for review. This process can take up to a year to complete.
Principal Designated Official (PDSO) and or the Designated School Official DSO:
The school must assign representatives to become the Principal Designated Official (PDSO) and/or the Designated School Officials (DSO). Each individual is required to complete an online training. Educatius schools and/or districts will need to choose at least two professionals to complete the training and be issued the designated statuses. This keeps the entire team informed, as well as expedites any future admissions processes.