The Nashville Film Institute (NFI) understands that for many international students, it is the first time they have left home, and it is often the first time they have visited the United States. At NFI, we know that this decision is a big one! Many factors are incredibly important to prospective students and their parents, such as:

  • Preparing for the American Educational System
  • Adaptation to American Culture
  • Internships (or Practical Training along with Classroom Training)
  • Cost
  • Geography and Temperature
  • Health and Safety

NFI works with Overseas Representatives who can provide invaluable assistance. They are available to share information about the full range of educational opportunities in the United States, including:

  • Admissions Information
  • English Language Testing
  • Application Process Review
  • Assistance with Preparation and Assembly of Admissions’ Documents
  • Preparation for Obtaining a Vocational (M-1) Visa from the US Government
  • Pre-departure Orientation

Overseas Representatives work outside of the United States in US embassies and government-sponsored commissions, bi-national centers, private not-for-profit organizations, English language centers, and independent advising centers, including commission-based recruiters[1]. NFI welcomes representatives from all of these organizations to share information with prospective students and is eager to engage in partnership agreements. NFI is a member institution of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and abides by the NAFSA Code of Ethics. It expects the same from all independent advising centers wishing to engage in a partnership relationship. Those interested in collaborating with NFI are encouraged to e-mail [email protected] for additional information.



[1] Nashville Film Institute (NFI) is authorized under US Federal Law to enroll M-1 nonimmigrant aliens. NFI adheres to all regulations, policy, guidance, and advice provided by the US Department of Homeland Security concerning the use of commission-based recruiters. Visit https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/what-is-a-commission-based-recruiter for information.