If you're looking start or continue your education at an alternative medicine school, you may find that there isn’t a school that meets your needs nearby. If so, you're not alone; more and more people are traveling abroad to pursue professional training in massage and oriental medicine in Miami and other cities.
The prospect of going over seas to live, study or work might seem overwhelming, however those who do make the leap often find it incredibly rewarding.
For those looking to leave their home country to attend massage school in Miami, there are a number of important steps to take. The first is starting the application process for the school you are hoping to enter as early as you can. If you are accepted, faculty at the school may be able to help you with obtain and complete the right paperwork. Here at AMC, our admissions department has helped many international students with this process, and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
After being accepted into a school in the United States, there is a specific Visa you will need, known as an F-1 Visa. To qualify your school must be registered to accept international students and you must be enrolled as a full time student. AMC is happy to help our students with the process of obtaining this Visa since the process can often be difficult to understand to those unfamiliar with the process.
Once you have your Visa, you’ll need to get approval from the U.S. Embassy in your home country. This process can take anywhere from a few days to a few months, depending on what country your from, so it’s very important that you start this process as soon as possible.
For those hoping to jumpstart their career while studying abroad in the United States, it is possible to work in the U.S. while here on the F-1 Visa. However, if you do travel on such a visa, you will not be able to work off campus for the first year. After that first year, you will be allowed to work off campus in the field of your training as long as the designated official in charge of international students at your school approves it. Working while attending massage school in Miami is something we highly recommend to not only get better acquainted with the alternative medicine industry, but also to help immerse you in the American culture.
While some may find the thought of moving overseas overwhelming, it doesn’t need to be. Using the resources available to you, like the admissions department of your school, can help to minimize the difficulty you might face. Living, studying and working abroad is an enriching experience, which our international students at AMC can attest to.
If you’re an international student looking to attend massage school in Miami and have questions, contact our Admissions Department and we'll be glad to help you answer them. If you'd like to learn about the courses AMC offers, click below and we'll send you a catalog to get you started on your educational journey.