International Students

Visa information for international students participating in a program in the U.S.

Students/parents are responsible for obtaining any required Visas. Due to the brief period of time of our programs, international students requiring a visa to come to the US should obtain a short stay B-2 TOURIST visa, (not a STUDENT visa), from the American Embassy or Consulate in their home country. VISITOR or SHORT-TERM STUDY visas may also be required for students participating in our programs in the UK. Contact the local Embassy or Consulate for details.

Refund Policy due to Travel Visas Denial

All students are responsible for making travel arrangements and obtaining all travel documents (including visas) necessary to attend our program, in a timely manner. Summer Discovery will refund the entire program fee, less $500, to students denied a travel visa prior to June 1. Summer Discovery will refund the program fee, less $2,000, to students denied a travel visa after June 1. Proof of visa denial is required for a refund.

Payment procedure for international students participating in a program in the U.S.

All international students living outside the U.S. and attending a program in the U.S. will be assessed a non-refundable $295 International Registration Fee. This fee includes health/medical insurance coverage (with deductible) while attending a Summer Discovery or Discovery Internships program, and airport meet and assist/airport transfers in the U.S. 

All international payments must be made as follows (credit cards are only accepted for the initial deposit and the $295 International Registration Fee):

1. By check drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. funds payable to Musiker Discovery Programs, Inc. (MDP) (i.e. international money order) or
2. By wire transfer to include the following information:

  • This information will be forwarded upon full completion of your application.
  • Bank charges and/or wire transfer fees incurred are the responsibility of the student/parent. MDP will credit only the actual payment in U.S. dollars credited to MDP by The First National Bank of Long Island.