Global ESL Academy is here to help students with a wide range of issues including, but not limited to, student visas, applications for degree programs and other immigration-related issues. Once you are registered for classes with us, you may meet with a counselor to get the advice or help that you need.

We are here to assist you with:

F-1 (Student) Visa Advising

Global ESL Academy is here to advise and help students who would like to apply for an F-1 visa from abroad or who already have an F-1 visa and would like to transfer into our school. Our advisors are available to work with you via email, on the phone, or in person to take you through every step of the process from applying for an I-20 from our school to applying for the F-1 visa at the American Embassy or Consulate in your country. All of the information on the F-1 visa application process is available on our website by clicking here. Please take a look at these pages and then feel free to contact us or at 1-212-643-1410 for further guidance.

Higher Education Academic Advising

We are available to help our students who want to further their higher education to identify and choose the most suitable undergraduate and graduate programs at colleges and universities in the United States. For more information on Higher Education Academic Advising, please contact us at or at 1-212-643-1410 for further guidance.

New Student Orientation

At these orientations, students will obtain information on class and attendance requirements and academic policies at Global ESL Academy, on F-1 (Student) Visa requirements and maintaining one’s status, on getting around New York, on opening a bank account, on getting a cellular phone and on other topics that are essential for people newly arrived in this country.

Student Development Workshops

These workshops include topics such as “How to obtain a driver’s license in New York,” “How to file income taxes if someone is not a resident or a citizen of the United States” and “An extension of an educational stay in the United States".

Assistance with Student Health Insurance

Global ESL Academy does not provide health insurance plans. International students are advised to buy health insurance before they come to the United States. For your information, below are some of the recommended insurance plans. Please note that the Academy is not responsible for monitoring the quality of services of the listed company.

There are 3 different health insurance plans offered by ISO Student Health Plans and 1 health insuarance company that is NAFSA approved. Please click on each link below to get more specific information about each plan.

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My English has improved a lot since I joined. Really amazing environment to study, friendly atmosphere and the administration is so helpful. They give you advice and all the information that you need. Everyone is very professional including the faculty. They really work hard to improve your English, grammar, vocabulary, presentation skills, reading & writing skills. One of the best Academies in NY, each student gets the full attention & given a chance to express. Also, the courses are less expensive than so many other places but yet up to the mark.

It's really a good language school for English learners. The teachers in this institution are very patient to every single student, even though you are not good at English. They are so kind that teaching everything about how to improve your English language. The director is very nice, she could help student and advise them for good way to enhance English language. It was a good experience for me to study English in this school !

I’d tried several ESL schools before started classes at Global ESL Academy. Most of them were either much more expensive or of much lower quality. Global ESL Academy gave me a lot of great experience and knowledge. There is a small number of students per class and a great student-teacher ratio. Most of the teachers are good and knowledgeable. I practiced and improved my English skills here and made new friends. For those who are looking for serious ESL school is the best option. Thank you very much my great school!

I love this school! There are kind and professional teachers, and all the staff is amazing! The school is well located, and has everything to provide a good learning experience.

I tried different schools back home and in the US, but I never truly learned something new or felt that my English was improving. I was in the advanced level and was told that I don't need it anymore, but I knew that wasn't true because Americans did not understand me always, or I couldn't understand them. And it was finally when I attended Global ESL Academy that I felt an improvement in my English. I learned something everyday, and realized why I wasn't understood sometimes because I wasn't expressing myself correctly. I even learned the rules for comma usage and realized that all the emails I had sent so far were full of mistakes. I learned more vocabulary and was able to recognize those new learned words in conversations with American people and felt more confident about myself. I really enjoyed my time at this school and I think that Wendy Trach is one the best teachers I had so far. She is great! I strongly recommend Global ESL Academy. I liked that the school helped me find a good place to live really close to school as well :)

I have studied with Global ESL Academy for 4 sessions, which is 8 months! Everyone in the staff and administration is absolutely accomodating. They made everything easy for me from the very first session enrollment, to registering again, and now they have helped me find my way to CUNY. I am very grateful for their help, and for making everything work, this institution goes the extra mile just to meet your needs. Everyone is so easy to talk to, and the teachers ate very much experienced in their fields. They have helped me in every step of the way from taking the tofel test, and applying to college. I could never have done anythting without them! Keep up the good job guys! I will miss you all! I recommend this institution to any international student like me! They will definitely help you in any way they can!

Hi !My name is Maria Cristina. I am a teacher of English from Argentina . I took lessons in Global ESL Academy at very advanced levels to practise and update vocabulary, expressions and improve speaking skills. It has been a great experience for my professional development and Im looking forward to going back soon.

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Global ESL Academy is a great school where I have improved my English through different kind of classes (grammar, TOEFL preparation, listening/speaking, pronunciation) that have reinforced my knowledge and good use of the language.Excellent teachers & staff members..

GEA is a highly recommended language school in NYC. All the teachers and staff members are helpful and gregarious. The school holds numerous activities for students who are the first time visitors to NY, such as field trips to the Bronx Zoo, museum visits, and games watching. There are also small concerts performed by fellow students, potluck parties, and holiday celebrations at school. Students know better of each other and get to experience the American culture. I love the warm welcoming atmosphere! Teachers are really experienced. Most of them have taught ESL students for almost a decade or more. Some of them are also teaching in the CUNY's ESL system.