TISOH graduates can apply their learning experience anywhere in the world. The school, licensed by NVCPE and SEVIS approved, is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant foreign students (M1 visa). International students must satisfy all admission requirements before the school can issue the I-20 form (Certificate of Eligibility).
Enrollment for both campus learning and online learning is open to all international students who have at least a high school diploma or equivalent and demonstrate a proficiency in English.
If you are an international student interested in our online programs, for the purposes of admission, you will be considered a domestic student, therefore, the above information will not be applicable to you.
International students must attend a minimum of 18 hours of classes per week. If you are an international student interested in our on campus programs, please see the International Student Guidebook for M-1 Applicants on the left. If you have further questions, email email@example.com for additional information.
Tourist Visas (Part-time study, Semi-Intensive Program)
All TISOH Certificate programs are eligible
Visitors to the U.S.A. who wish to do primarily sightseeing and study part-time (less than 18 hours/week) may do so on a B1/B2 tourist visa or a 90 day tourist stay (part of the visa waiver program). Part-time students do NOT need an I-20 form. Upon entering the U.S.A. it is important to state that the main purpose of the visit is touring and sightseeing to avoid misunderstanding. If no M-1 visa is required, apply as a domestic student.
Visa Waiver Program (90 day stay or less)
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables citizens of participating countries to travel to the U.S. for tourism or business for 90 days or less without obtaining a U.S. visa.
VWP Countries: There are 35 countries that participate in the Visa Waiver Program including: Andorra, Iceland, Norway, Australia, Ireland, Portugal, Austria, Italy, San Marino, Belgium, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, Latvia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Denmark, Lithuania, South Korea, Estonia, Luxembourg, Spain, Finland, Malta, Sweden, France, Monaco, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Hungary, New Zealand.
Upon entering the U.S.A., it is important to state that the main purpose of the visit is touring and sightseeing to avoid misunderstanding. There are no extensions or changes to a Visa Waiver, and the student must leave no more than 90 days after their arrival date.
To enter the U.S. on a visa waiver, you must:
- Have a valid machine readable passport
- Stay only 90 days or less
- Have a round-trip ticket
- Have an arrival/departure form (I-94W); issued on the airplane en route to the U.S.A..
B2 Tourist Visa
B-2 Visa students may study ONLY part-time (less than 18 hours/week) while in the U.S.A. The length of a B2 Visa varies depending upon the student’s reason for entering the U.S.A. As with the Visa Waiver, the visitor should state at the Embassy and upon entering the U.S.A., that the main purpose of the visit is tourism not study to avoid misunderstanding.
Custom Group Programs
TISOH offers custom programs for visiting international groups. A designated group coordinator will be assigned to work with your representative to put together the custom program that best meets your group’s needs. One such example is our popular “The Las Vegas Hospitality Experience,” an intensified weeklong course that covers several areas of hospitality management, delivered by industry executives.
Tracks include management, food and beverage, meetings/conventions/events, hospitality skills, hotel operations and hospitality education/training. Programs benefit middle-level to executive-level managers, government delegations and academic professionals.
In the recent past, the school has hosted a group of international MBA students, hotel executives and college professors.
For more information on our custom group programs, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.