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Student Services

Health Insurance

ALCC does not require or provide any health insurance plan. We strongly recommend that students obtain health insurance with a repatriation clause. Unlike many countries, in the United States medical care is not free, nor does the U.S. government provide it at a low cost. These services, especially emergency or catastrophic care, can be very expensive. There are a number of affordable insurance plans for international students.

Some options are:

ISO Student Health Insurance: https://www.isoa.org/

International Student Insurance http://www.internationalstudentinsurance.com/

ALCC is not responsible for any student incurred accident, illness, or emergency medical treatment expenses and/or medical decisions.

Initial Orientation

The initial orientation is performed through an in-person, one-on-one session with the students School Agent. This will be done prior to or on the first day of class. The student should report to school 45 minutes before their first class with their student ID number. Students with an F-1 Visa should also bring their I-20, passport (with valid visa), and Form I-94. The student will receive important information on school policies and services, student obligations, and student rights. After completing and signing several forms, including the Enrollment Agreement, the student will be directed to take a placement examination and receive a student ID card. Group orientations are held monthly. Presentations are made by the DSO and other staff members. They cover community services, access to cultural events, and basic cross-cultural issues.

Student Advising

ALCC offers advising on various issues to support students during their period of study with us. Our staff is available to discuss academic issues related to ALCCs programs, immigration issues regarding the F-1 Visa, and personal issues in adjusting to life in New York.

Student Activities

New York City if full of events and activities that cater to students and their budgets. There are many free or low cost activities including film festivals, music concerts, dance shows, etc. Information on various recreational and social activities are posted and updated on the ALCC bulletin on a regular basis.

Life in New York (PDF)

Airport Transportation

We can arrange airport pick-up and/or drop-off service for overseas students upon request. Students must pay the $150 service fee (each way) prior to the arrival/departure date. The request can be made when registering on our website, or by contacting us through email or telephone.

Internet & Wi-Fi

Computers are available for student use in the cafeteria of the Manhattan campus. Overseas students are allowed two hours per week of internet time free of charge. Any additional time must be purchased at the cashiers desk. Free Wi-Fi service is available on the fourth floor.


The Manhattan campus offers a full-service cafeteria open 7 days a week.

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