FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


F.A.Q - OHLA Schools

  • How many locations does OHLA have?

    OHLA has seven (7) locations throughout the state of Florida.

    • Miami (Brickell Campus) 

    Address: 825 Brickell Bay Drive, 18th Floor. Miami, Florida 33131

    • Miami (Aventura Campus)

    Address: 801 N Federal Highway. Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

    • Boca Raton

    Address: 4205 W Hillsboro Blvd. Coconut Creek, FL 33073

    • Orlando (MetroWest)

    Address: 1701 Park Center Drive, Suite 100. Orlando, Florida 32835

    • Celebration

    Address: 715 Bloom Street, Suite 200. Celebration, FL 34747

    • Winter Garden

    Address: 12900 Reams Rd  Suite B101. Windermere,  FL  34786

    • Tampa

    Address: 6800 N Dale Mabry Hwy. Suite #124. Tampa  FL  33614

  • What do I need to study at OHLA?

    The first thing you need is to meet our admission criteria. You must have completed your high school studies in your home country, be a non-native English speaker and meet the minimum age requirements for each individual campus:

    • 16 years of age

    If you meet these requirements, complete our online application form

    Once we have received your form you will be asked to provide us with;

    1. Copy of your passport that will remain valid during your entire stay in the United States
    2. A Bank Statement showing sufficient funds for the period of study
    3. If required, provide a Notarized Affidavit of Support 

    Once you have completed the application and have been accepted, OHLA will send you a welcoming letter and your I-20.

     Notarized Affidavit of Support: Required only when the Bank Statement does not belong to the applicant and that the cost related to the studies are being “sponsored” by a third party.

  • What kind of visa should I obtain? Where do I obtain one?

    Because you will be a non-immigrant international student, you must obtain an F-1 (student) visa. To obtain an F1 student visa, you must contact the nearest U.S. Embassy in your country.

    For specific information on where to obtain a visa, go to http://travel.state.gov/ and select the appropriate country and city.

    DO NOT USE A VISITOR VISA TO ENTER THE U.S. TO STUDY!

  • I am in the U.S and I have a valid visa, but it is not an F-1 visa? What should I do?

    If you are currently in the United States; apply to OHLA as normal. If you are accepted, we will assist you by issuing your I-20 form in order to apply for a change of status of your current status to an F1 student status.

    This process is done through a form called I-539 and it must be approved by USCIS.

  • Can I study with a tourist visa or visa waiver?

    Yes, you may study with your tourist visa or visa waiver, however you cannot exceed 18 clock hours per week.

    In our program you may study in the semi intensive program which equals 16.6 clock hours per week.

  • What if I'm already attending another ESL program in the U.S. and want to transfer to OHLA?

    The transfer process is quite simple:

    • Complete and sign our student application form.
    • We will send you a Transfer form to be completed and signed by your current DSO.
    • You will have to provide a copy of your passport, Visa, I-20 Form and I-94 and a Bank Statement showing sufficient funds for the proposed period of study.
    • If required, you might need to provide a Notarized Affidavit of Support 

     Notarized Affidavit of Support: Required only when the Bank Statement does not belong to the applicant and that the cost related to the studies are being “sponsored” by a third party.

  • What is SEVIS?

    SEVIS stands for “Student Exchange Visitor Information System.” It is a web-based database that tracks all non-immigrants who are in the U.S. with F or J status. SEVIS is monitored by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

    F-1 students are required to pay a SEVIS fee (I-901). This fee can be paid through OHLA or directly with SEVIS https://www.fmjfee.com/ 

  • Who can attend?

    Students who attend OHLA are to have graduated from high school, be non-native English language speakers and meet the minimum age requirements, which is 16 years of age.

  • How many levels are offered at OHLA?

    To further propel a conducive learning environment, OHLA offers 8 ESL levels.

    Students sit for a Placement Exam on their first day of class to evaluate their current linguistic skills. Students are then placed in the appropriate English level. Pre-arrival online testing can be organized upon request.

    Each level lasts 12 or 8 weeks depending on the session.

    Levels are subdivided into six – two-week units called  “blocks.” A written and oral placement test will be given to you on arrival to assess your English level.

  • When do the sessions begin?

    Each level/session lasts 12 weeks and or 8 weeks depending on the time of the year. The levels are subdivided in six 2-week-units called “blocks”.

    Students may commence their language studies at the beginning of any two-week block (every second Monday).

    The blocks are designed to be as self-contained and noncumulative as possible, resulting in a progression of skill development, which will maximize the learning experience.

    OHLA offers five [5] sessions per year.

  • How long will I need to study at OHLA in order to complete the program?

    This depends on the result of your placement exam. Each level at OHLA lasts 12 weeks and there are 8 levels. So if you start at the Basic 1 level, you will need close to 20 months to complete the entire program of study.

  • What is the OHLA Schedule?

    Semi Intensive Program:

    Monday to Friday from 9:00 A.M to 12:45 P.M.

    Intensive Program:

    Monday to Thursday from 9:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M and Friday from 9:00 A.M to 12:30 P.M.

    Super Intensive Program:

    Monday to Thursday from 9:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M and Friday from 9:00 A.M to 12:30 P.M.

    Exam Preparation:

    Monday to Friday from 2:10 P.M to 5:00 P.M

    Semi Intensive + Exam Preparation: Monday to Friday from 9:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M.

    * Schedule varies by location.

  • What is the size of OHLA classes?

    Even though our classes can accommodate up to 15 students we normally have an average of 10 to 12 students per class. This small class setting allows for our students to receive the individual attention required for them to succeed in their course of study.

  • Is there a Diploma or Certificate at the end of the program?

    At the end of your program, you will sit for an Exit Exam and will receive a Certificate of Completion.

  • What happens if I get sick?

    OHLA requires that all international students carry proper medical emergency insurance while pursuing the academic English program.

    OHLA offers all international students insurance FREE of charge. When registering in any of our programs and or locations students are fully insured .

  • What is the cost of the tuition?

    OHLA offers 7 locations and tuition varies from location.

    Click here for detailed information on tuition fees.

  • What other expenses, other than tuition, do I have to pay?

    You will have to pay a non-refundable application fee [$120], SEVIS fee [$350] and mailing fee [$80].

    Other additional expenses are:

    • Compulsory book fees (up to 12 weeks)/ Semi-Intensive $50/Intensive $100/Super-Intensive $150
    • Public transportation: Price varies by city (optional).

    To supplement its English program, OHLA offers to students a wide choice of optional activities. A number of them are free of charge but for others, students may be required to pay entrance and other related fees in order to participate.

  • When and how do I pay the tuition fee?

    Upon acceptance of your application, your application fees, tuition for the first 12-week [or up to your proposed length of study, if less than 12 weeks] and if requested, housing placement and airport service fees as well as the first 12 weeks of housing stipend or residential fee [or up to your proposed stay, if less than 12 weeks] are due.

    They can be paid by: sending a payment by wire transfer, sending a check drawn on a US bank or international money order or by credit card. OHLA accepts all major credit cards.

  • Do I get a refund if I can't get the Visa to enter a country?

    If your visa is denied all tuition and fees (except the initial application fee, SEVIS fee and mailing fee) will be refunded.

  • Do I get a refund if I have to cancel my English language studies?

    If you cancel your enrollment prior to the start of the initial session in which you are enrolled, a cancellation fee equal to 4 weeks tuition [or to your proposed length of study, if less than 4 weeks] will apply. However, fees such as: housing stipend or residential fee and airport transfer fees will be refunded.

    After the start of any session the following cancellation fees will apply:

    Tuition: Tuition for the full 12-week session [or to your proposed length of study, if less than 12 weeks] is non-refundable, unless you test above our highest level of instruction or have a documented medical emergency. If you test above our highest level of instruction, tuition and fees paid will be refunded. If during your session you must return to your home country for a documented emergency, the unused portion of your tuition will be held on account for a period of one year, for use upon your return.
    Housing stipend: A cancellation fee equal to 2 weeks of housing stipend will apply.
    Residential fee: A cancellation fee equal to 2 weeks paid residential fee is no refundable.

    For any session in which you cancel, fees paid for materials, books, student services and health insurance [if chosen] are non-refundable.

    If OHLA cancels the program, subsequent to your enrollment, all tuition and fees, including the initial application fee, paid will be refunded.

    If you are terminated by OHLA due to violations of the school written disciplinary and/or attendance policies and/or local, state, or federal laws, no refund will be permitted.

    If your tuition and fees are paid through an OHLA representative in your country, the refund will be processed through this representative.

  • Does OHLA help with accommodation?

    Yes, OHLA offers multiple housing options.

    We offer both homestay and residence accommodation.

    If you choose one of our Residence accommodation options you will be required to pay a Residence booking fee ($50) and a weekly fee that will vary depending on the options chosen, whether or not you are willing to share your room with other student(s) and on the time of the year that you will be residing with us.

    For all locations, we offer Homestay with local families including daily breakfast and dinner. If you choose our Homestay accommodation option you will be required to pay an Housing booking fee ($200) and a weekly stipend that will vary depending on whether or not you are willing to share a room with another student/sibling and on the time of the year that you will be residing with us.

    Note that all bookings are conditional to availability and to the following conditions:

    1. Minimum 2 week stays
    2. Bookings are to be made at least 4 weeks before arrival
  • Is the airport transfer provided by the school?

    Yes, airport transfers can be organized by the school. This optional service is not included in the tuition fees. The current fees associated with this service are:

    Airport Transfers Miami / Aventura

    Airport transfer one way [MIA] $80
    Airport transfer return [MIA] $150
    Airport transfer each way [FLL] $100

    Airport Transfers Orlando, Celebration & Winter Garden

    Airport transfer one way [MCO] $80
    Airport transfer return [MCO] $150

    Airport Transfers Boca Raton

    Airport transfer one way [FLL] $100
    Airport transfer return [FLL] $200

    Airport Transfers Tampa

    Airport transfer one way [TPA] $80
    Airport transfer return [TPA] $150

  • Book Today!

    F.A.Q - OHLA Schools

  • How many locations does OHLA have?

    OHLA has seven (7) locations throughout the state of Florida.

    • Miami (Brickell Campus) 

    Address: 825 Brickell Bay Drive, 18th Floor. Miami, Florida 33131

    • Miami (Aventura Campus)

    Address: 801 N Federal Highway. Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

    • Boca Raton

    Address: 4205 W Hillsboro Blvd. Coconut Creek, FL 33073

    • Orlando (MetroWest)

    Address: 1701 Park Center Drive, Suite 100. Orlando, Florida 32835

    • Celebration

    Address: 715 Bloom Street, Suite 200. Celebration, FL 34747

    • Winter Garden

    Address: 12900 Reams Rd  Suite B101. Windermere,  FL  34786

    • Tampa

    Address: 6800 N Dale Mabry Hwy. Suite #124. Tampa  FL  33614

  • What do I need to study at OHLA?

    The first thing you need is to meet our admission criteria. You must have completed your high school studies in your home country, be a non-native English speaker and meet the minimum age requirements for each individual campus:

    • 16 years of age

    If you meet these requirements, complete our online application form

    Once we have received your form you will be asked to provide us with;

    1. Copy of your passport that will remain valid during your entire stay in the United States
    2. A Bank Statement showing sufficient funds for the period of study
    3. If required, provide a Notarized Affidavit of Support 

    Once you have completed the application and have been accepted, OHLA will send you a welcoming letter and your I-20.

     Notarized Affidavit of Support: Required only when the Bank Statement does not belong to the applicant and that the cost related to the studies are being “sponsored” by a third party.

  • What kind of visa should I obtain? Where do I obtain one?

    Because you will be a non-immigrant international student, you must obtain an F-1 (student) visa. To obtain an F1 student visa, you must contact the nearest U.S. Embassy in your country.

    For specific information on where to obtain a visa, go to http://travel.state.gov/ and select the appropriate country and city.

    DO NOT USE A VISITOR VISA TO ENTER THE U.S. TO STUDY!

  • I am in the U.S and I have a valid visa, but it is not an F-1 visa? What should I do?

    If you are currently in the United States; apply to OHLA as normal. If you are accepted, we will assist you by issuing your I-20 form in order to apply for a change of status of your current status to an F1 student status.

    This process is done through a form called I-539 and it must be approved by USCIS.

  • Can I study with a tourist visa or visa waiver?

    Yes, you may study with your tourist visa or visa waiver, however you cannot exceed 18 clock hours per week.

    In our program you may study in the semi intensive program which equals 16.6 clock hours per week.

  • What if I'm already attending another ESL program in the U.S. and want to transfer to OHLA?

    The transfer process is quite simple:

    • Complete and sign our student application form.
    • We will send you a Transfer form to be completed and signed by your current DSO.
    • You will have to provide a copy of your passport, Visa, I-20 Form and I-94 and a Bank Statement showing sufficient funds for the proposed period of study.
    • If required, you might need to provide a Notarized Affidavit of Support 

     Notarized Affidavit of Support: Required only when the Bank Statement does not belong to the applicant and that the cost related to the studies are being “sponsored” by a third party.

  • What is SEVIS?

    SEVIS stands for “Student Exchange Visitor Information System.” It is a web-based database that tracks all non-immigrants who are in the U.S. with F or J status. SEVIS is monitored by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

    F-1 students are required to pay a SEVIS fee (I-901). This fee can be paid through OHLA or directly with SEVIS https://www.fmjfee.com/ 

  • Who can attend?

    Students who attend OHLA are to have graduated from high school, be non-native English language speakers and meet the minimum age requirements, which is 16 years of age.

  • How many levels are offered at OHLA?

    To further propel a conducive learning environment, OHLA offers 8 ESL levels.

    Students sit for a Placement Exam on their first day of class to evaluate their current linguistic skills. Students are then placed in the appropriate English level. Pre-arrival online testing can be organized upon request.

    Each level lasts 12 or 8 weeks depending on the session.

    Levels are subdivided into six – two-week units called  “blocks.” A written and oral placement test will be given to you on arrival to assess your English level.

  • When do the sessions begin?

    Each level/session lasts 12 weeks and or 8 weeks depending on the time of the year. The levels are subdivided in six 2-week-units called “blocks”.

    Students may commence their language studies at the beginning of any two-week block (every second Monday).

    The blocks are designed to be as self-contained and noncumulative as possible, resulting in a progression of skill development, which will maximize the learning experience.

    OHLA offers five [5] sessions per year.

  • How long will I need to study at OHLA in order to complete the program?

    This depends on the result of your placement exam. Each level at OHLA lasts 12 weeks and there are 8 levels. So if you start at the Basic 1 level, you will need close to 20 months to complete the entire program of study.

  • What is the OHLA Schedule?

    Semi Intensive Program:

    Monday to Friday from 9:00 A.M to 12:45 P.M.

    Intensive Program:

    Monday to Thursday from 9:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M and Friday from 9:00 A.M to 12:30 P.M.

    Super Intensive Program:

    Monday to Thursday from 9:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M and Friday from 9:00 A.M to 12:30 P.M.

    Exam Preparation:

    Monday to Friday from 2:10 P.M to 5:00 P.M

    Semi Intensive + Exam Preparation: Monday to Friday from 9:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M.

    * Schedule varies by location.

  • What is the size of OHLA classes?

    Even though our classes can accommodate up to 15 students we normally have an average of 10 to 12 students per class. This small class setting allows for our students to receive the individual attention required for them to succeed in their course of study.

  • Is there a Diploma or Certificate at the end of the program?

    At the end of your program, you will sit for an Exit Exam and will receive a Certificate of Completion.

  • What happens if I get sick?

    OHLA requires that all international students carry proper medical emergency insurance while pursuing the academic English program.

    OHLA offers all international students insurance FREE of charge. When registering in any of our programs and or locations students are fully insured .

  • What is the cost of the tuition?

    OHLA offers 7 locations and tuition varies from location.

    Click here for detailed information on tuition fees.

  • What other expenses, other than tuition, do I have to pay?

    You will have to pay a non-refundable application fee [$120], SEVIS fee [$350] and mailing fee [$80].

    Other additional expenses are:

    • Compulsory book fees (up to 12 weeks)/ Semi-Intensive $50/Intensive $100/Super-Intensive $150
    • Public transportation: Price varies by city (optional).

    To supplement its English program, OHLA offers to students a wide choice of optional activities. A number of them are free of charge but for others, students may be required to pay entrance and other related fees in order to participate.

  • When and how do I pay the tuition fee?

    Upon acceptance of your application, your application fees, tuition for the first 12-week [or up to your proposed length of study, if less than 12 weeks] and if requested, housing placement and airport service fees as well as the first 12 weeks of housing stipend or residential fee [or up to your proposed stay, if less than 12 weeks] are due.

    They can be paid by: sending a payment by wire transfer, sending a check drawn on a US bank or international money order or by credit card. OHLA accepts all major credit cards.

  • Do I get a refund if I can't get the Visa to enter a country?

    If your visa is denied all tuition and fees (except the initial application fee, SEVIS fee and mailing fee) will be refunded.

  • Do I get a refund if I have to cancel my English language studies?

    If you cancel your enrollment prior to the start of the initial session in which you are enrolled, a cancellation fee equal to 4 weeks tuition [or to your proposed length of study, if less than 4 weeks] will apply. However, fees such as: housing stipend or residential fee and airport transfer fees will be refunded.

    After the start of any session the following cancellation fees will apply:

    Tuition: Tuition for the full 12-week session [or to your proposed length of study, if less than 12 weeks] is non-refundable, unless you test above our highest level of instruction or have a documented medical emergency. If you test above our highest level of instruction, tuition and fees paid will be refunded. If during your session you must return to your home country for a documented emergency, the unused portion of your tuition will be held on account for a period of one year, for use upon your return.
    Housing stipend: A cancellation fee equal to 2 weeks of housing stipend will apply.
    Residential fee: A cancellation fee equal to 2 weeks paid residential fee is no refundable.

    For any session in which you cancel, fees paid for materials, books, student services and health insurance [if chosen] are non-refundable.

    If OHLA cancels the program, subsequent to your enrollment, all tuition and fees, including the initial application fee, paid will be refunded.

    If you are terminated by OHLA due to violations of the school written disciplinary and/or attendance policies and/or local, state, or federal laws, no refund will be permitted.

    If your tuition and fees are paid through an OHLA representative in your country, the refund will be processed through this representative.

  • Does OHLA help with accommodation?

    Yes, OHLA offers multiple housing options.

    We offer both homestay and residence accommodation.

    If you choose one of our Residence accommodation options you will be required to pay a Residence booking fee ($50) and a weekly fee that will vary depending on the options chosen, whether or not you are willing to share your room with other student(s) and on the time of the year that you will be residing with us.

    For all locations, we offer Homestay with local families including daily breakfast and dinner. If you choose our Homestay accommodation option you will be required to pay an Housing booking fee ($200) and a weekly stipend that will vary depending on whether or not you are willing to share a room with another student/sibling and on the time of the year that you will be residing with us.

    Note that all bookings are conditional to availability and to the following conditions:

    1. Minimum 2 week stays
    2. Bookings are to be made at least 4 weeks before arrival
  • Is the airport transfer provided by the school?

    Yes, airport transfers can be organized by the school. This optional service is not included in the tuition fees. The current fees associated with this service are:

    Airport Transfers Miami / Aventura

    Airport transfer one way [MIA] $80
    Airport transfer return [MIA] $150
    Airport transfer each way [FLL] $100

    Airport Transfers Orlando, Celebration & Winter Garden

    Airport transfer one way [MCO] $80
    Airport transfer return [MCO] $150

    Airport Transfers Boca Raton

    Airport transfer one way [FLL] $100
    Airport transfer return [FLL] $200

    Airport Transfers Tampa

    Airport transfer one way [TPA] $80
    Airport transfer return [TPA] $150

  • Book Today!

    F.A.Q - OHLA Schools

  • How many locations does OHLA have?

    OHLA has seven (7) locations throughout the state of Florida.

    • Miami (Brickell Campus) 

    Address: 825 Brickell Bay Drive, 18th Floor. Miami, Florida 33131

    • Miami (Aventura Campus)

    Address: 801 N Federal Highway. Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

    • Boca Raton

    Address: 4205 W Hillsboro Blvd. Coconut Creek, FL 33073

    • Orlando (MetroWest)

    Address: 1701 Park Center Drive, Suite 100. Orlando, Florida 32835

    • Celebration

    Address: 715 Bloom Street, Suite 200. Celebration, FL 34747

    • Winter Garden

    Address: 12900 Reams Rd  Suite B101. Windermere,  FL  34786

    • Tampa

    Address: 6800 N Dale Mabry Hwy. Suite #124. Tampa  FL  33614

  • What do I need to study at OHLA?

    The first thing you need is to meet our admission criteria. You must have completed your high school studies in your home country, be a non-native English speaker and meet the minimum age requirements for each individual campus:

    • 16 years of age

    If you meet these requirements, complete our online application form

    Once we have received your form you will be asked to provide us with;

    1. Copy of your passport that will remain valid during your entire stay in the United States
    2. A Bank Statement showing sufficient funds for the period of study
    3. If required, provide a Notarized Affidavit of Support 

    Once you have completed the application and have been accepted, OHLA will send you a welcoming letter and your I-20.

     Notarized Affidavit of Support: Required only when the Bank Statement does not belong to the applicant and that the cost related to the studies are being “sponsored” by a third party.

  • What kind of visa should I obtain? Where do I obtain one?

    Because you will be a non-immigrant international student, you must obtain an F-1 (student) visa. To obtain an F1 student visa, you must contact the nearest U.S. Embassy in your country.

    For specific information on where to obtain a visa, go to http://travel.state.gov/ and select the appropriate country and city.

    DO NOT USE A VISITOR VISA TO ENTER THE U.S. TO STUDY!

  • I am in the U.S and I have a valid visa, but it is not an F-1 visa? What should I do?

    If you are currently in the United States; apply to OHLA as normal. If you are accepted, we will assist you by issuing your I-20 form in order to apply for a change of status of your current status to an F1 student status.

    This process is done through a form called I-539 and it must be approved by USCIS.

  • Can I study with a tourist visa or visa waiver?

    Yes, you may study with your tourist visa or visa waiver, however you cannot exceed 18 clock hours per week.

    In our program you may study in the semi intensive program which equals 16.6 clock hours per week.

  • What if I'm already attending another ESL program in the U.S. and want to transfer to OHLA?

    The transfer process is quite simple:

    • Complete and sign our student application form.
    • We will send you a Transfer form to be completed and signed by your current DSO.
    • You will have to provide a copy of your passport, Visa, I-20 Form and I-94 and a Bank Statement showing sufficient funds for the proposed period of study.
    • If required, you might need to provide a Notarized Affidavit of Support 

     Notarized Affidavit of Support: Required only when the Bank Statement does not belong to the applicant and that the cost related to the studies are being “sponsored” by a third party.

  • What is SEVIS?

    SEVIS stands for “Student Exchange Visitor Information System.” It is a web-based database that tracks all non-immigrants who are in the U.S. with F or J status. SEVIS is monitored by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

    F-1 students are required to pay a SEVIS fee (I-901). This fee can be paid through OHLA or directly with SEVIS https://www.fmjfee.com/ 

  • Who can attend?

    Students who attend OHLA are to have graduated from high school, be non-native English language speakers and meet the minimum age requirements, which is 16 years of age.

  • How many levels are offered at OHLA?

    To further propel a conducive learning environment, OHLA offers 8 ESL levels.

    Students sit for a Placement Exam on their first day of class to evaluate their current linguistic skills. Students are then placed in the appropriate English level. Pre-arrival online testing can be organized upon request.

    Each level lasts 12 or 8 weeks depending on the session.

    Levels are subdivided into six – two-week units called  “blocks.” A written and oral placement test will be given to you on arrival to assess your English level.

  • When do the sessions begin?

    Each level/session lasts 12 weeks and or 8 weeks depending on the time of the year. The levels are subdivided in six 2-week-units called “blocks”.

    Students may commence their language studies at the beginning of any two-week block (every second Monday).

    The blocks are designed to be as self-contained and noncumulative as possible, resulting in a progression of skill development, which will maximize the learning experience.

    OHLA offers five [5] sessions per year.

  • How long will I need to study at OHLA in order to complete the program?

    This depends on the result of your placement exam. Each level at OHLA lasts 12 weeks and there are 8 levels. So if you start at the Basic 1 level, you will need close to 20 months to complete the entire program of study.

  • What is the OHLA Schedule?

    Semi Intensive Program:

    Monday to Friday from 9:00 A.M to 12:45 P.M.

    Intensive Program:

    Monday to Thursday from 9:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M and Friday from 9:00 A.M to 12:30 P.M.

    Super Intensive Program:

    Monday to Thursday from 9:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M and Friday from 9:00 A.M to 12:30 P.M.

    Exam Preparation:

    Monday to Friday from 2:10 P.M to 5:00 P.M

    Semi Intensive + Exam Preparation: Monday to Friday from 9:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M.

    * Schedule varies by location.

  • What is the size of OHLA classes?

    Even though our classes can accommodate up to 15 students we normally have an average of 10 to 12 students per class. This small class setting allows for our students to receive the individual attention required for them to succeed in their course of study.

  • Is there a Diploma or Certificate at the end of the program?

    At the end of your program, you will sit for an Exit Exam and will receive a Certificate of Completion.

  • What happens if I get sick?

    OHLA requires that all international students carry proper medical emergency insurance while pursuing the academic English program.

    OHLA offers all international students insurance FREE of charge. When registering in any of our programs and or locations students are fully insured .

  • What is the cost of the tuition?

    OHLA offers 7 locations and tuition varies from location.

    Click here for detailed information on tuition fees.

  • What other expenses, other than tuition, do I have to pay?

    You will have to pay a non-refundable application fee [$120], SEVIS fee [$350] and mailing fee [$80].

    Other additional expenses are:

    • Compulsory book fees (up to 12 weeks)/ Semi-Intensive $50/Intensive $100/Super-Intensive $150
    • Public transportation: Price varies by city (optional).

    To supplement its English program, OHLA offers to students a wide choice of optional activities. A number of them are free of charge but for others, students may be required to pay entrance and other related fees in order to participate.

  • When and how do I pay the tuition fee?

    Upon acceptance of your application, your application fees, tuition for the first 12-week [or up to your proposed length of study, if less than 12 weeks] and if requested, housing placement and airport service fees as well as the first 12 weeks of housing stipend or residential fee [or up to your proposed stay, if less than 12 weeks] are due.

    They can be paid by: sending a payment by wire transfer, sending a check drawn on a US bank or international money order or by credit card. OHLA accepts all major credit cards.

  • Do I get a refund if I can't get the Visa to enter a country?

    If your visa is denied all tuition and fees (except the initial application fee, SEVIS fee and mailing fee) will be refunded.

  • Do I get a refund if I have to cancel my English language studies?

    If you cancel your enrollment prior to the start of the initial session in which you are enrolled, a cancellation fee equal to 4 weeks tuition [or to your proposed length of study, if less than 4 weeks] will apply. However, fees such as: housing stipend or residential fee and airport transfer fees will be refunded.

    After the start of any session the following cancellation fees will apply:

    Tuition: Tuition for the full 12-week session [or to your proposed length of study, if less than 12 weeks] is non-refundable, unless you test above our highest level of instruction or have a documented medical emergency. If you test above our highest level of instruction, tuition and fees paid will be refunded. If during your session you must return to your home country for a documented emergency, the unused portion of your tuition will be held on account for a period of one year, for use upon your return.
    Housing stipend: A cancellation fee equal to 2 weeks of housing stipend will apply.
    Residential fee: A cancellation fee equal to 2 weeks paid residential fee is no refundable.

    For any session in which you cancel, fees paid for materials, books, student services and health insurance [if chosen] are non-refundable.

    If OHLA cancels the program, subsequent to your enrollment, all tuition and fees, including the initial application fee, paid will be refunded.

    If you are terminated by OHLA due to violations of the school written disciplinary and/or attendance policies and/or local, state, or federal laws, no refund will be permitted.

    If your tuition and fees are paid through an OHLA representative in your country, the refund will be processed through this representative.

  • Does OHLA help with accommodation?

    Yes, OHLA offers multiple housing options.

    We offer both homestay and residence accommodation.

    If you choose one of our Residence accommodation options you will be required to pay a Residence booking fee ($50) and a weekly fee that will vary depending on the options chosen, whether or not you are willing to share your room with other student(s) and on the time of the year that you will be residing with us.

    For all locations, we offer Homestay with local families including daily breakfast and dinner. If you choose our Homestay accommodation option you will be required to pay an Housing booking fee ($200) and a weekly stipend that will vary depending on whether or not you are willing to share a room with another student/sibling and on the time of the year that you will be residing with us.

    Note that all bookings are conditional to availability and to the following conditions:

    1. Minimum 2 week stays
    2. Bookings are to be made at least 4 weeks before arrival
  • Is the airport transfer provided by the school?

    Yes, airport transfers can be organized by the school. This optional service is not included in the tuition fees. The current fees associated with this service are:

    Airport Transfers Miami / Aventura

    Airport transfer one way [MIA] $80
    Airport transfer return [MIA] $150
    Airport transfer each way [FLL] $100

    Airport Transfers Orlando, Celebration & Winter Garden

    Airport transfer one way [MCO] $80
    Airport transfer return [MCO] $150

    Airport Transfers Boca Raton

    Airport transfer one way [FLL] $100
    Airport transfer return [FLL] $200

    Airport Transfers Tampa

    Airport transfer one way [TPA] $80
    Airport transfer return [TPA] $150

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