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NSLC programs emphasize the importance of realizing your potential impact – both locally and globally. The NSLC experience is enhanced by a diverse international student population, and we are proud to welcome students from around the world each year.

Visa Information

Applying for a Visitor Visa
Generally, international students will need to obtain a visitor visa to enter the United States. Students should apply for the B-2 Visitor Visa (for pleasure, tourism or medical treatment) at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate with jurisdiction over their place of permanent residence. Visa applications are now subject to a greater degree of review than in the past so it is important to apply for your visa as soon as possible. Further information on the visa application process, including application steps and required documentation, can be found on the U.S. Department of State website.

Traveling without a visa
International students from certain eligible countries may also be able to visit the U.S. without a visa through the Visa Waiver Program if they meet requirements, including having a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval. Additionally, citizens of Canada and Bermuda traveling for visitor visa purposes don’t need a visa, with some exceptions.

International Student FAQs

NSLC provides this letter in your enrolled student account in the Helpful Downloads section.

Your first point of entry (airport) in the US is where you will go through immigration & customs. You can use the dormitory address as your address for the customs form. This address is available on your enrolled student account within the visa/immigration letter located in the Helpful Downloads section.

If your first point of entry (airport) in the US is also your final destination (airport) then you will proceed through immigration & customs and go to your airport’s designated meeting place for NSLC. This is usually in domestic baggage claim. The exact information for your location can be found on your enrolled student account. Refer to the Airport Instructions document located in the Travel section.

If your first point of entry (airport) and your final destination (airport) are not the same, you will go through immigration and customs and proceed to your next gate. Once you arrive at your final destination airport you will proceed to the NSLC meeting point, which is usually in domestic baggage. Refer to the Airport Instructions document located in the Travel section of your enrolled student account. You will not need to go through customs and baggage again.

The NSLC uses text messaging and phone calls as a way to update students throughout the program. We recommend either having an international plan put on your existing account for the duration of your time at NSLC or buying a SIM card that will work in the US on your unlocked phone. Please note that the first option might incur roaming fees.

One other option is to purchase a pay-as-you go phone plan (e.g., T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon) while in the US that can be used during your time at the NSLC. If you do choose to have a US number, please add this number to your myNSLC page under the contact/background information section. If you obtain this number upon arrival to the US please give the number to your Team Advisor and bring it to the NSLC on-site office so that they can add it to your account.

NSLC tuition does not include medical insurance while you are in the US. If you need medical attention during the conference, your family will be responsible for the cost of your care which can often be very expensive.

Therefore, the NSLC strongly recommends that you carry medical insurance while you are in the United States. At a minimum, we encourage you to purchase the NSLC Student Protection Plan. The Student Protection Plan is primarily trip insurance, similar to what airlines offer when tickets are purchased, but does include basic emergency medical insurance. However, it is reimbursement insurance which means your family will have to pay for your care first, then be reimbursed by the insurance plan. For more information about this coverage, see plan details.

You may also elect to purchase international health insurance that provides more coverage for you while you’re in the United States. For examples, click here.

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