Student Resources

We have provided some resources and websites below that may be helpful for international families.

General Information

The United States supports international education and welcomes foreign students and exchange visitors. Students and exchange visitors must be accepted by their schools or program sponsors before applying for visas.

Click here to learn more.

Appointment with the Consulate

You must schedule an appointment for your visa interview, generally, at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country where you live.

Click here to learn more and see how you can schedule an appointment.

Medical Insurance

9FAM 41.61 N6.1-3 Adequate Medical Insurance
(CT: VISA- 1207; 04-23-2009)

While F and M students and their dependents are not required to have U.S. Medical insurance or travel insurance in order to qualify for a visa, most schools require students to have medical insurance. Assurance that a student would be able to afford any health care expenses in the United States could certainly help a student overcome public charge concerns.

Coverage: The plan must meet the minimum requirements suggested by SEVIS:

  • Medical benefits of US $50,000 per accident or illness
  • Repatriation benefits of $7,500
  • Medical evaluation benefits of $10,000
  • A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident.

Suggested Insurance Agent:
Wang Insurance- Shirley (909)468-1828 Shirley@wanginsurance.com

ISM Insurance:
Cindy Levine, (302) 656-4944 or cindy@isminc.com

Local Physicians

Local Physicians:
St. John's works with many physicians in the local area. A few we recommend to our international families are:

  • RSM Family Medical: (949) 858-7001
  • Dr. Jing Li (Mandarin speaking): (949) 552-8133