International Applicant Procedures

Fei Tian Academy of the Arts is authorized under U.S. federal law to enroll eligible nonimmigrant middle school and high school students under the F-1 student visa category.

Admitted applicants who require an F-1 student visa to study at Fei Tian must promptly complete the following additional procedures:

  • Submit a completed and signed I-20 Application along with all required supporting documents by email to: Alternatively, the hard copy I-20 application package may be mailed to: Fei Tian Academy of the Arts, Office of Admissions and Records, 140 Galley Hill Road, Cuddebackville, NY 12729, USA.
  • Expect review and processing of your application by the Office of International Services to take approximately three weeks.
  • Sign and date your new I-20 from Fei Tian.
  • Pay the one-time SEVIS I-901 Fee at
  • Apply for an F-1 student visa at the local U.S. Consulate or Embassy. Canadian and Bermudan citizens are exempt. The online visa application may be made at
  • Upon arrival at a U.S. Port of Entry, make certain to ask the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer to mark your I-94 Arrival/Departure Record as “F-1 student” to be admitted for the Duration of Status (“D/S”).
  • Upon entering the United States, report to your International Student Advisor at the school within 30 days of the program start date that appears on your I-20. You will receive important information on how to maintain your legal status in the United States.
  • If you have any questions about studying at Fei Tian as an F-1 international student, do not hesitate to contact your International Student Advisor at: or call: +1 845-754-4226 ext. 4125.
  • Remember to keep all your official documents in a safe place.