Study In The States

Studying English as a Second Language

F1 Student Resources

Studying English as a Second Language

Here are some resources to help you study in the U.S. beyond getting a Form I-20:

Preparing for the Visa Interview

5 Ways to Prepare for Your Visa Interview

How to prepare for your visa appointment


SEVIS is the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System

How to pay the SEVIS fee

What is a DSO? The school must have dedicated employees for assisting and overseeing enrolled F students. Federal law requires DSOs to update and maintain student records in SEVIS.

Vicki Tremper is Empire State English's DSO. Contact her at

Coming to the U.S.

How should you prepare for your trip? What do you need to enter the U.S.? What should you do once you get here? The Study in the States website has answers.

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