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International Candidate Program

 Training for non-immigrant foreign students

In April of 2008, IPTAR was granted permission by the U.S. government to train non-immigrant foreign students. IPTAR established this program in response to requests from students and therapists in foreign countries who wished to obtain the kind of advanced training offered by IPTAR, which was unavailable in their native country.

We believe that the presence of non-immigrant foreign students in our midst enhances our community’s knowledge and awareness of the world beyond our own borders. We also believe that non-immigrant foreign students bring language skills, cultural knowledge and other attributes that help us more effectively treat the diverse community of patients encountered in the IPTAR Clinical Center and its various community outreach programs, such as the On-Site School Program and the Asylum-Seekers Treatment Program.

Application Process

Citizens of foreign countries who wish to study at IPTAR should apply for admission to the specific IPTAR program they are interested in. 

Non-immigrant foreign students who are accepted by IPTAR will be issued an official U.S. government form, the I-20. The completed form can be provided to the U.S. Embassy or consulate office in their own country in order to apply for an F-1 visa. It is the F-1 visa that allows the student to legally enter the U.S. in order to pursue a designated course of study.

Prospective students who desire more detailed information about acquiring an F-1 visa to study at IPTAR should contact:

Foreign Student Adviser

Dr. Brett Gorkin



Sam Semper