International FAQ

What type of Visa is required for Jesus School?

International Students will need an M-1 Visa.

Can international students work in the USA?

Students with M-1 visas are not permitted to work.

Do Canadians need to apply for an M-1 Visa?

Canadian citizens do not need an M-1 Visa to study or participate in an exchange program in the U.S. However, Canadian students do need to obtain an I-20 (or DS-2019) Certificate of Eligibility from Jesus School. Upon receipt of the I-20 (or DS-2019), the student will be registered with SEVIS, the student tracking system, will be assigned a SEVIS number, and will be required to pay a registration fee. When crossing the border to begin their study or exchange program in the United States, the student will need to provide the Officer at the port of entry:

  • A Canadian passport
  • The original I-20 (or DS-2019) certificate
  • Proof that the SEVIS fee has been paid
  • Proof of ability to pay school fees and living expenses in the United States
  • Proof of ties to Canada
Can International students work remotely?

Any work you do while in the USA must be authorized, regardless if the employer is a US or foreign company. You may be able to take a CPT internship authorization to allow for this. Unauthorized work not submitted and approved by USCIS is illegal and will cause your M-1 Visa status to be revoked.

Can International students drive in the USA?

Students who have an M-1 Visa are permitted to drive in the US upon approval from local Florida Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles location with all proper documentation.

What is the tuition cost for International Students?

Tuition cost for International Students is $4500. House of Bethany is an additional cost of $1500.

What is the Jesus School break schedule?

All of the school break days for the 2023 -2024 Jesus School year can be found in the link below.

Do you require TOEFL or any other English Proficiency testing?

We do not require a TOEFL, but students will need to pass a verbal interview and be able to fluently read, write and comprehend in English.

Can I use tobacco products on campus?

We are a tobacco-free school and do not permit use of tobacco products on property. Further details can be found in the code of conduct in the International Student Jesus School Handbook.

Alcohol Consumption

We do not have a strict standard for alcohol except to not be drunk. This is a clear guideline that the Bible provides. Further details can be found in the code of conduct in the International Student Jesus School Handbook.

When is the application deadline for internationals?

August 1st, 2023.

Is Health Insurance included?

Jesus School does not provide health insurance. International students are encouraged to find out if their travel insurance covers health care while living in Florida. This will be the student’s responsibility. Shepherd’s Hope is a faith-based nonprofit organization that provides free healthcare for the uninsured in Central Florida.

For more information on locations and services please visit the link below.


At Jesus School we ask that you keep this in mind when deciding what to wear. You can actually show honor by the way that you dress. Please dress in a way that does not show cleavage or your midriff, and shorts should be past your fingertips. We also ask that you not wear any clothing with profanity, symbols of death, demonic emblems, etc.

Further details can be found in the code of conduct in the International Student Jesus School Handbook.


Transferable Credit

Graduates of First or Second year of Jesus School are eligible to receive up to 30 transfer credits toward degrees at several universities we currently have articulation agreements with. 

  • Regent University: the student is eligible to receive 9 transfer credits; 20% discount on credit hour cost  
  • Faith International University: the student is eligible to receive up to 30 transfer credits; 33% discount on credit hour cost; eligible to receive additional accelerated credits when enrolled. 
  • Logos University: the student is eligible to receive 30 transfer credits; credit hour cost is low, at $100 with no additional discount.