International Students

Berklee Summer Programs welcomes students from all over the world to join us for the summer.

Visa Requirements

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires that any student who is not a U.S. citizen participating in Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive apply for an F-1 student visa. Students participating in this program should contact Berklee Summer Programs for the required Form I-20 and visa procedures. Please note that we are unable to sponsor F-1 student visas for the Berklee Summer Semester program.

In order to apply for an F-1 student visa, students must obtain Form I-20 from Berklee. Students are encouraged to send the required documents as early as possible to ensure that there is enough time to apply for a student visa. Do not enter the U.S. on a tourist visa or a tourist status to participate in Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive or Berklee Summer Semester.

If you are already in the U.S. on a different visa status or hold an F-1 status at another institution, please notify Berklee as soon as possible. 

International Student Forms for Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive

All I-20 requests must be signed, dated, and submitted in the year of the program you wish to attend. Please use the following I-20 Request Packet for the 2022 Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive. 

International Student Health Insurance

Gallagher Student Health and Special Risk offers short-term plans specifically for international students studying in the U.S. Information about purchasing a plan can be found here or by calling 800-933-4723.

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