Yes, a limited number of rooms are available for IEL students on a first-come, first-serve basis.   Visit the Residential Life web page at  for details.  Also, visit Living in New York City for alternate housing options.

Will I be met at the airport?
No. We do not provide transportation to and from airports. There are subway, bus, and taxi services available at all area airports. Information can be found at the following websites:


How many students are in each class?
There will be no more than 18 students in a class.

What kind of training do the instructors have?
The instructors have the minimum of a Masters degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Applied Linguistics, or a related field. In addition, they have experience teaching both in the United States and abroad.

What teaching methods are used?
A variety of methods is used in order to meet diverse learning styles. Instructors design activities which enable students to improve their communication skills in English both verbally and in writing.

Will I receive a certificate at the end of the semester?
Yes. Students with passing grades and an attendance record of at least 80% will receive a certificate of achievement at the end of the program.

Am I required to have health insurance?
Yes, all participants are required to have a comprehensive health insurance policy. Students may pay to participate in a student health insurance policy offered to FIT students through the insurance company Aetna, or they may purchase their own international health insurance policy which must have a US office and be as comprehensive as what the ACA (Affordable Care Act) requires. For more details, please visit FIT’s Health Services web page.