Useful links for international students

Important information for international students when coming to the U.S.

Online learning resources:

Educational Testing Service
Register for the TOEFL®, TOEIC® and GRE® Tests

Online Writing Center
Guide to help students in their academic writing

Visa Information:

U.S. Embassy
Websites of U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions

Student Visas: important information, questions and answers.

Visa Wait Times
Visa Wait times in U.S. Embassies and Consulates.

Working in the United States
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Students and Employment.

U.S. Department of State
The U.S. Department of State. Diplomatic issues, press releases, and public affairs.

The U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

More useful Information:

Preparing to Study Abroad
Important news, information, and resources for international students preparing to study abroad.

Why Study Abroad
Resources for international students preparing to study abroad.

Explore California
Life in California, Destination places, Things to do, Maps, Deals - all about California state.



last update: November 2015


Ever since I came to LSI, my English has improved a lot in the ESL Program. I learned a lot from my teachers; my Reading, Speaking and Grammar classes helped me to speak English properly. In addition to my development in the ESL program, the conversation class highly contributed to my growth. Also, the dance classes and outside-the-classroom activities, such as making a movie, beach parties, and sightseeing, contributed to my English development, and also helped me gain many new friends from different countries. I will never forget my 6 months in Los Angeles at LSI
Kubra 04/27/2013 (Turkey)
Los Angeles

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