International student FAQ
What is the American educational model?
The American educational model is closer to the world of work. Classes encourage the active participation of the student through critical readings, case studies, and individual research that provokes original reflections and conclusions. Students are continually stimulated by teachers to work individually and in groups, to understand the value of comparison and negotiation, and to develop projects, managing and planning the different phases. Lessons are aimed at achieving the objectives set by the course study plan, as well as at transversal skills such as problem-solving, result orientation, time management, sense of responsibility, and flexibility.
Will I need a visa to register for online courses at MIU?
No visa is required for international students taking online courses at MIU.
What is an FCE (Foreign Credential Evaluation) and what do I need it for?
The foreign credential evaluation is a mandatory process required when requesting admission to any US institution if your admission degree is a non-US one: credential evaluation is the way in which academic and professional degrees earned in one country are compared to those earned in another. Universities, colleges and employers around the world use credential evaluations to understand foreign education and to judge applicants for admission or employment.
We accept any of the following agencies approved by NACES.
We have an agreement with two agencies and the standard set price is $150.00 for OAS applicants, the estimated time to complete this process is 15 working days. Once we get the report back from the evaluators, we will issue the acceptance letter and enrollment agreement.
What will I need in order to study at the Miami campus?
In order to study at the Miami campus, international students will require an F1 student visa. The Marconi administration office will help with the process of obtaining the visa, allowing international students to live and study in Miami for the duration of the course. In order to complete the admissions process, candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Send the necessary documentation to the administrative office
- The administrative office will contact you about obtaining the “I-20 Form” necessary for the F1 visa application
- An interview with the Embassy
- The administrative office of the Embassy will contact you about the visa
International students should begin the admission process at least 6 months before classes start in order to leave enough time to complete the visa application and obtain all the documents required to apply for admission.
What courses are offered in English and Spanish?
With the Online mode, courses are offered in both English and Spanish. With on campus mode, all programs are offered only in English.
¿Which English test can I take?
The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour for only $49. The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with Marconi International University when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session.
The TOEFL iBT® test is conveniently offered 3 ways: the traditional test at a test center, the TOEFL iBT® Home Edition and the TOEFL iBT® Paper Edition. It’s accepted and preferred by institutions worldwide, so you will stand out to admissions officers. The test has 4 sections — Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing — that measure academic English skills the way they’re actually used in the classroom.