Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, absolutely, all of our programs offer language leveling courses called ESL (English as a second language) courses.

English leveling course options are included, at no additional cost, within our programs.

Depending on your level of English, you can start in intensive language courses, in a bridging program that allows you to take some university subjects and once you have acquired the necessary level of English you can continue your studies normally.

Another benefit of having placed thousands of students from over 40 countries is that we have developed strong, long-term relationships within the U.S. university system, which means more scholarships and better services for you!

The United States is the leading destination for international students worldwide.

According to the Institute of International Education, the number of international students attending universities in the United States exceeds 690,000. These students come from nations on every continent, knowing that a liberal American education will provide them with the best preparation for their future.

The United States offers international students the most exciting, rewarding and comprehensive range of academic and cultural options in the world.

The United States is the country with the most universities ranked in the top 100 and top 1000 in the world.

It is the only system in the world that allows the integration of sport and education.

Nearly three decades of experience facilitating scholarships forinternational students at U.S. universities.

Multiple college options to consider and select based on your objectives.

Direct contact with universities with scholarship funds available through our on-site programs. Relationships with over 200 universities ensure the success of our distance learning scholarship management programs.

Zero financial risk. We align ourselves with the families of our students. In case of not receiving scholarship offers, 100% of the cost of our program is reimbursed. 

Universities can offer partial or full scholarships based on their needs and evaluation of each student. Every year we work with students who receive scholarships of up to 100%. Obtaining scholarships that cover 100% of the cost of studies, residence and food depends exclusively on your athletic and/or academic performance but especially on the needs and objectives of each university.

The most important influence in receiving your Scholarship report is you. Providing your International Doorway representative with your forms and required documentation as soon as possible ensures the success of our efforts.

Your scholarship report is delivered 5 days after the end of our showcase programs and within 30 days for distance learning programs. Due to our close relationship with the universities, we can often have your scholarship report available in less time.

It is advisable to start the process early and our staff is available to guide you.

Tourist visa category B1/B2 to be able to visit the United States to be recruited by universities. International Doorway provides you with the supporting documentation so that you can justify your tourist visa application.

Once the showcase is finished, you will receive your scholarship report, where you will be able to select the date of admission and the university where you prefer to begin or continue your studies.

To begin your university studies it is necessary to apply for your student visa.

Our staff accompanies you throughout the entire process.



Student visa category F-1 to be able to join your university.

Each university has its own admission process where it evaluates your documentation and issues the Form I-20, a document that you must present in person at the U.S. embassy in your country to obtain the student visa.

Our staff will accompany you throughout the whole process.

Yes, and you define the start date, either as a Freshman or by transferring your courses taken and passed (Transfer student).

You can start in the fall (late August) or spring (mid-January) semester of each year.

Yes, your student visa allows you to work on-campus, and is a way to make your education more affordable. Keep in mind that job opportunities must be sought once you are on campus and that each university has its own rules, needs and availability of on-campus jobs. You can legally work up to 20 hours per week on campus.

Students may work off-campus in internships as long as they follow the regulations imposed by the university and the U.S. government regarding regulations for international students.

Upon completion of their degree, international students may apply for their OPT (Optional Practical Training) work permit, which grants authorization to work legally in the United States for a period of 1 to 3 years depending on the degree program completed.

Yes, it is mandatory to be covered at all times. This coverage can be obtained through the university or through an extension of your current health insurance, as many health insurance providers have alliances in the United States. Each university will have specific health insurance requirements that you must meet.

It is often said that graduating is the biggest challenge of studying at a U.S. university. While this is not necessarily true, it is important for international students to establish a disciplined academic lifestyle in order to successfully complete their studies.


To begin with, more than English proficiency, academic effort is directly related to the fact that if you don't study you won't graduate.


Successful students study every morning and before they go to bed. They not only prepare well for exams, but also for each class. Good students tend to review material and read a lot. Importantly, successful students actively participate in class and do a lot of independent research for their reports and essays. Keeping in mind that participation and effort are highly evaluated in final grades.

We work with a limited number of students in more than 40 countries. Enrollment for International Doorway programs is open until full. We accept applications throughout the year.

Contact us for more information and steps to follow.