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About the International Student Visa Program (ISVP)

Immerse yourself in American culture and language with the most celebrated dance community in the world! Join dancers from around the globe and experience the vitality of New York City, the dance capital of the world.

Semesters

Applications may be submitted no sooner than six months prior to the Start Date requested, and Start Dates and Application Deadlines are as follows:

Start Date Earliest Submission Date Application Deadline
2 Apr 2012 2 Oct 2011 17 Feb 2012
4 Jun 2012 4 Dec 2011 20 Apr 2012
6 Aug 2012 6 Feb 2012 22 Jun 2012
1 Oct 2012 1 Apr 2012 17 Aug 2012
3 Dec 2012 3 Jun 2012 19 Oct 2012
     

Application Instructions

    There are two way to complete the application form.

Application Process

You must include the following in your application:

  1. A completed ISVP Application Form.
  2. U.S. Government requires a current personal bank statement to show sufficient funds to cover tuition and living expenses while studying at Broadway Dance Center, or a letter of financial support and a copy of the supporter’s bank statement — documents must be written in English. This is NOT the tuition — you do not have to PAY this amount, you must only SHOW it in a bank statement. View Tuition Amounts.
    • $6,000 for three months
    • $12,000 for six months
    • $24,000 for 1 year
  3. Dance résumé detailing previous training and performance experience.
  4. Two or more professional or personal dance photos that best demonstrate your technical ability and strongest style.
  5. Short essay (one full type-written page, no more or less) stating your dance goals and specifically how you plan to pursue them during your studies at BDC.
  6. A copy of your valid passport.
  7. A completed ISVP Health Form signed and stamped by your physician.
  8. A $200 (non-refundable) application fee payable by credit card, money order, travelers checks or wire transfer (please email [email protected] for instructions) in U.S. dollars.

Please make sure your application is complete BEFORE you send it in — incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Please mail your complated application and payment to:

Broadway Dance Center
Attn: ISVP Administrator
322 West 45th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10036 USA

Or, Documents may be scanned and emailed to [email protected]
Faxed applications will not be accepted
Broadway Dance Center will notify you via email upon acceptance — you must have a valid email address.

After BDC Receives Your Application

  1. BDC will notify you of your acceptance by email — please write your email address clearly on your application. Please do not make your appointment at the embassy until you have been accepted into the program.
  2. Half the tuition is due at that time.
  3. Once half your tuition has been received, BDC will issue your I-20 Certificate of Eligibility. The I-20 IS NOT THE VISA. Students must contact the US Embassy in their home country to make an appointment to apply for the M-1 VISA. You may ONLY participate in the International Student Visa Program if you enter the US on the BDC M-1 visa — by law you may not participate in the program using a tourist visa.
  4. The balance of your tuition is due before the start of classes

Insurance

Traveler's Medical Insurance is MANDATORY. Before starting the program, you must provide proof of your own traveler's medical insurance -- you do not need to include this proof of insurance in your application packet, but must have valid insurance before starting the program. BDC does not provide medical insurance but we can assist by directing you to CareMed International Travel Insurance: www.CareMed-Travel.com. BDC is not responsible for injuries or illness incurred during your program, so it is imperative that as an ISVP student you carry medical insurance before you begin and during your course of study with Broadway Dance Center.

Tuition

Program Length Vacation Period Tuition Amount
3 months No vacation $2,450
6 months One week vacation $4,400
1 Year Two weeks vacation $8,350
     
There is a $100 administrative fee to extend your program.
Tuition rates subject to change.
  1. Students able to consistently complete their 12 classes per week who would like to take additional classes may do so at a discounted rate per class.
  2. No vacations will be granted until the student has been enrolled in the program for longer than three months.
  3. Vacations must be taken in one week increments.

Please note: There is an additional fee of $200.00 payable to the U.S. Government Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) for all M-1 applicants. This fee must be paid prior to obtaining the M-1 visa, and instructions on how to pay this fee will be included in your I-20 Acceptance Packet.

Methods of Payment

  1. Please email us for wire transfer information at [email protected]
  2. We also accept credit cards (MasterCard or Visa), Money Orders or Traveler's Checks made out in U.S. dollars for tuition payments.

Refunds

A student whose application is refused by Immigration will receive a refund for all tuition paid, except application fees and some processing fees. A student requesting a refund must return the original I-20 and a copy of the letter from the U.S. Embassy or other proof stating reason of denial.

No refunds will be given for any absences not made up during period of study.

Transfer Students