• Students pose for a picture
  • A student plays the flute during music class
  • An ESL class
  • A student makes sushi for a class
  • Students socialize
  • A student studies
  • Student participate in a class discussion
  • Students snorkeling on a school trip to the BVI
  • A student in biology class
  • An ESL class
  • A student plays the violin during a rehearsal
  • A student conducts a study in the greenhouse
Visa Process

The visa process for International Students attending the Leelanau School is simple and straightforward. Steps in this process, as well as resources are below.


  • Apply to the Leelanau School; provide proof of citizenship and financial documents illustrating ability to pay tuition.
  • After acceptance, place a deposit to ensure the student's place.
  • Then, the Leelanau School issues a I-20 Student Visa form for the student.
  • After receiving and completing the form, the student submits the form to the embassy.
  • The student then goes for an interview at the embassy.
  • The visa is approved and granted.

This visa is renewable every 12 months



The US Department of State provides information on this process at the following link:


Tips for the interview process:


The Leelanau School One Old Homestead Road Glen Arbor, MI 49636-9720

Phone 231.334.5800 toll free: 800-533-5262 Fax: 231.334.5898


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