1. All non-US citizens flying to the United States are required to be fully vaccinated, as follows: (two-dose vaccination: Pfizer, Moderna) or (one-dose vaccination: Johnson and Johnson). In addition, before boarding a flight to the United States, you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 1 day before travel. Please follow the instructions given by each respective airline regarding the PCR test and a submission of a negative certificate.[CDC] Travel to the U.S.: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/noncitizens-US-air-travel.html
2. Los Angeles County requires that you fill out the "Travel Form" before arriving.
MLI follows California and Los Angeles County guidelines in order to keep everybody safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19. You need to abide by the following regulations:
1. All students attending in-person programs are required to be fully vaccinated, as follows: (two-dose vaccination: Pfizer, Moderna) or (one-dose vaccination: Johnson and Johnson).
2. Quarantine is not required
3. You must take a PCR test within 1 day before your flight and submit a negative result written in English to MLI via email.
You must be fully vaccinated and take a PCR test no more than 1 day before travel. Otherwise, you can't board your flight. Please also submit your PCR result written in English via email to your campus.
There is no 5-month rule during this pandemic period. As long as you have a valid I-20, you will be able to come to the U.S.
We will allow you to take an online class of your choice at no extra charge, but you will need to take the in-person class as well to maintain your status.
Yes, you will need to fill out the Traveler form PRIOR to entering Los Angeles.
If you have a student visa (that is not expired) you can apply for a new I-20 and start a new program. Please check the travel restrictions for international travelers.
No, according to SEVP regulations, overseas students entering on an initial I-20 can not attend 100% online classes.
We will follow CDC instructions and switch to online programs if needed.
MLI offers both online and in-person classes. Students who came to the U.S. before 3/09/20 can take online classes or in-person classes. On the other hand, students who came to the U.S. with student visas after 3/09/20 are required to attend in-person classes. Thus, MLI offers in-person classes to fulfill immigration requirements for F1 students.
Yes, we offer in-person ESL classes at both campus. TOEFL and Conversation classes are also offered in-person.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, most school activities are on hold in order to keep our students, faculty and staff safe.
Yes, there have been several confirmed casees of COVID-19 at MLI. When a student feels sick, we require them to take a PCR test and submit the negative test result before returning to campus. If a student tests positive for COVID-19, we require all students in the class to take a PCR test and submit the negative test results to MLI before returning to campus. Only students who submit a negative PCR test are allowed to rejoin on campus classes.
We offer ESL, TOEFL and Conversation Programs in-person. TOEFL evening and Conversation Advanced evening programs are offered online.
You can purchase textbooks from your respective campus or we can mail the textbooks to you. If you choose to have your textbook mailed, you will be charged a shipping fee.
Everyone on campus is required to submit proof of vaccination. Temperature is checked daily upon arrival to school and masks are required at all times.
ESL, TOEFL, Conversation Intermediate and Conversation Advanced Programs are offered in person. Students are interviewed by our academic staff and placed in the appropriate level. TOEFL evening and Conversation Advanced evening programs are offered online.
Yes, students can check in to student housing on the day of arrival if the student has provided proof of full vaccination and negative PCR results taken 3 days prior to departure.
Please fill out this online form and let your front desk staff know. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeA8-ApGetD5IEzxtnCeYKz4FlJ4VBpplImzw306AEGLkJk0w/viewform
Yes, you can change your program start date. Please inform us of when you want to start your program based on the start dates listed on our School Calendar. If you are an F1 student (Student visa), we will reissue your I-20 with a new program start date and send you a digitally signed I-20, so that you can print it out and take it with you when you enter the U.S.
During the pandemic, all government agencies will accept a digital copy of your I-20. However, if you need the original I-20, we can mail it to you. In this case, you will be charged a shipping fee.
No, if you are an F1 student (student visa holder), we will simply email your new I-20 to you with the new program start date.
No, originals are not required. A copy of your proof of vaccination and PCR test result are accepted.
As long as you notify us 30 days prior to your move in-date, there will be no fees.
All students who come to the U.S. with initial I-20s (new students) must attend In-person programs due to SEVIS (U.S. immigration) requirements. If you are a transfer student who came to the U.S. before 3/09/20, you will be able to choose either an online program or an In-person program. New Non-F1 students are also able to choose either In-person or online classes.
If quarantine is required, you may temporarily join one of our online programs: TOEFL evening or Conversation Advanced evening program.
If you take a PCR exam from L.A. county, the testing is free. Please visit the LA county COVID-19 testing website: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/
First, you must have Medical/Travel Insurance which will cover issues related to COVID-19. If you receive a positive result, follow the instructions provided by LA testing centers.
You should take a PCR exam. L.A. County provides free PCR exams. For more details, please visit the L.A. county website: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/
For details regarding COVID-19 symptoms, see the CDC (Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention) website. There is also a Coronavirus Self-Checker available.
Cases of COVID-19 have increased recently in Los Angeles County due ot the Omnicron variant. Because of very high COVID-19 transmission in Los Angeles County right now, unvaccinated people are at a very high risk. Vaccinated people are at lower risk. For LA County COVID-19 Data see: http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/data/