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Pre-Arrival Advising

Health Insurance

All international students must have health insurance. Know about AFI’s policy for enrollment in a health insurance plan.

FAQ Student Health Insurance

Arranging your housing is an important step to a smooth transition. Choose from many great housing options or live with an American family.
Academic Calendar: start dates - terms - daily schedule
Attendance Requirement
Admissions policies
SEVIS Form I-20 regulations
New Student Orientation: International students must attend a mandatory orientation program on their first day of attendance or before.
Arrival: Plan to arrive early enough to get settled in your housing and attend orientation before your classes begin. Immigration regulations allow you to arrive no more than 30 days before the start date listed on your I-20. It is a good idea to plan to arrive in Los Angeles with enough time to get used to the city and climate and to secure your housing before the session begins.

Money Matters:

Prepare your finances for your trip to California and your first days/weeks on campus.


TRANSPORTATION TO AFI:  Public transportation options and maps options for getting to the AFI Los Angeles and Westlake Village locations.

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