International Study Center

Before you arrive

See you soon

We are looking forward to meeting you. Whether you are studying online this fall, or starting on campus next semester, you will have our full support. Got questions about what you need to get ready? Find all the information you need to know here.

Fall 2020 dates

Welcome Week/Online Orientation: August 19-20
First Day of Classes: August 24
Labor Day (No Classes): September 7
Thanksgiving (No Classes): November 25-29
Last Day of Classes: December 12

Joining us in Fall 2020?

Joining us

Find out everything you need to know about online learning and the support you will receive.

Transitioning to campus

Get tips on what to prepare when you're getting ready to join us on campus next semester.

Visa information

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You will need to apply for a visa in order to study in the U.S. Here is all the information you need.

Prepare to join us

Next intake

While all classes will take place online for the Fall 2020 semester, there are a few things you will need to prepare as you look forward to meeting us in person next semester.

Confirm your place

Once you have applied and received an offer of a place at the Lynn University International Study Center, you must confirm your place by paying your deposit. View our fees to see what you need to pay to confirm your place.

Arrange your visa

After you pay your deposit, the university will release your I-20 immigration document. It is important that you keep your I-20 safe, as you will need it to pay any immigration fees, apply for your visa and enter the USA.

Book your accommodation

There are five residence halls available on campus for undergraduate student accommodation. A Student Enrollment Advisor will help you secure accommodation after your application has been accepted.

Please note housing is assigned on a first come, first served basis, based on the deposit date and filing of the housing forms.

Graduate students are responsible for finding their own off-campus housing. Contact your Student Enrollment Advisor or the Center Director at Lynn University for assistance.

Book your travel

You can book your travel to the USA after you receive your visa. The nearest airports are:

  • Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL) - 30 minutes from Lynn University
  • Miami International Airport (MIA) - 60 minutes from Lynn University
  • Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) - 30 minutes from Lynn University

Refund policy

In Fall 2020, ISC students may receive a 90% refund on their tuition within the first seven (7) days of starting their course online during the semester.

If an ISC student completes the course online and is then not able to come to the US due to visa issues, that student will be entitled to a 50% refund of tuition paid after completing the online program if he/she has achieved the required minimum GPA requirement, has met academic progress criteria, and shows evidence of three (3) visa denials.

Future intakes

There are some things you will need to make sure you bring with you when you travel to the U.S. to start your on-campus studies.

What should I pack?

There are lots of shops near campus, so you can easily find many of the things you need. You might find it helpful to bring some essentials from home to make your life in the USA feel more comfortable and welcoming.

Essential documents

Before you arrive in the USA you need to be sure you have everything you need. It is important you bring any essential documents in your hand luggage so they are easily accessible. This includes:

  • Passport and visa
  • Your offer letter
  • English Language Test result
  • Evidence of funding for your tuition fees and living costs
  • Accommodation documents, including your signed tenancy agreement
  • Insurance documents.


It is also important that you travel with any necessary prescription medications in your hand luggage. Your prescriptions will need to be translated into English. You can also pack any essential toiletries, and remember, you can buy many other medication and toiletries once you've arrived in Boca Raton.


At the International Study Center you will study in a relaxed atmosphere with no dress code. Comfortable clothing like jeans, trainers, t-shirts and a light rain jacket will be perfect for your time in Florida. There are plenty of shops in Boca Raton where you can buy any other clothing you need

Additional items

You can buy anything else you need after you arrive in Boca Raton. The Town Center Mall is a great shopping mall near campus where you can find a wide range of shops for home decor, clothing, electrical items and much more. There are also several department stores in the nearby area, including popular retailers like Target and Walmart.

You might want to plan a trip to the shops to find items to help you settle in and feel at home. We also recommend packing a few study supplies, a laptop computer and charger, mobile phone and charger and a travel adaptor plug.

We’ll get you to where you want to be – Read our latest guidance for current students, or find out more about online learning.