International students applying to the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance may attend the Independent Program, the PTP/Two-Year Certificate Program, the PCP/Accelerated Professional Program , and the TTP/Teacher Training Program.
Generally an International Student attending the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance has to enter the United States in F-1 Student Status. For that reason an F-1 Student Visa must be obtained at the U.S. Embassy in the country of residence or home country. In order to apply for an F-1 Student Visa, the student needs a Form I-20. Once accepted into a program at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, the prospective student will receive an I-20 Application. The student has to return the completed application to the School in order to be issued the form I-20. Further information on how to proceed will then be provided.
F-1 Students are not permitted to work in the USA. Therefore U.S. government regulations require that International Students provide documentation to the school issuing the I-20 that they have sufficient funds to cover expenses for the length of the program. This includes tuition, fees and living expenses. The living expenses are currently estimated at $1,562 per month, tuition, fees and funds for supplies not included.
Applying for an I-20 and a visa is a lengthy process. We recommend that the student contact the school at least 3-4 months prior to the start date of the program in which he/she wishes to enroll.