Zoni Language Centers maintains this page to assist students in finding helpful materials that are in English for all policies and procedures within our institution. The school’s staff provides strong support to have all the regulations up to date according to school, state, federal and accrediting bodies. Please ensure you visit these pages very often:
Students are expected to make satisfactory academic progress in their studies and to actively pursue the completion of their educational objectives.
I understand that I have been admitted to the United States temporarily and solely for the purpose of study. Also, I am personally responsible for compliance with all Department of Homeland Security regulations applicable to me and listed on page 3 of the Certificate of Eligibility Form I-20 issued by Zoni Language Centers and endorsed with my signature. My signature below indicates my understanding, approval and acceptance of the above polices.
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Registration fee and Housing Fee are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Mail and/or courier fees are refundable only if admissions/enrollment related documents were not mailed by the school.
If the institution cancels the student’s program of study and/or denied admission subsequent to a student’s enrollment, Zoni will refund all monies paid by the student, except for non-refundable charges.
The tuition refund policies are in compliance with the governing laws of the education departments of the respective states. Please refer to the student handbook or contact the respective school location for the policies pertaining to the study at that location.
A student can officially drop a class and request a refund calculation by submitting the refund request form.
Studying abroad is an exciting but also nerve-wracking decision. Therefore, at Zoni it is important that our students feel as comfortable and as well prepared as possible. On this page we answer some of the questions that we get asked most often. Things like ‘What happens if I get sick?’, ‘What if I want to change my homestay?’ or more general questions like 'What is an i-20?’ or ‘How do I get my visa?’. You are also welcome to contact us anytime with any specific questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Questions about Zoni English Courses
Our Standard English courses start at beginner level. For the ESL for Business and English for Specific Purposes courses you need at least a high intermediate to advanced level of English proficiency. For exam preparation courses, you need an advanced level of English.
During the admissions process, before you start the classes you will take an English test. This checks your grammar, writing, listening, and speaking skills. To check your English level now, click here to contact us.
This depends on your goal. From beginners to academic English, there is a course to meet your needs. More information on our courses can be found in the ‘Programs and Courses’ section of this website.
This is different from campus to campus. For example, Miami Beach is our busiest center for the Cambridge ESOL Exam Preparation Course. At our New York and New Jersey campuses our intensive and semi- intensive English courses and our English for Specific Purposes course are very popular.
The first step is to approach your teacher. If you and your teacher both feel that the class is wrong for you, we will reassess your proficiency.
Yes, you are given a Zoni Language Centers certificate if you successfully complete your course. Your teacher will also provide a progress report. Students may request an attendance certificate.
We have preparation courses for TOEFL iBT, IELTS and the Cambridge exams (FCE, CAE and CPE). Please note that the exam fee is not included in the tuition price.
You will receive detailed instructions regarding your visa with your I-20. You can also find information at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/study/student-visa.html
The I-20 is the Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Status. This document enables you to apply for your F-1 visa.
Yes, Zoni Language Centers is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. This means that international students can study with us. Please note that F-1 visa holders must study full-time.
After you receive your I-20, you must pay your SEVIS fee. You can do this online. As soon as this is paid, contact your nearest American embassy or consulate to make an appointment. Contact us if you have questions.
U.S. immigration regulations require F-1 visa holders to study full-time only. Some visa types do permit part-time study (Contact us if you have questions.).
Conditional acceptance means that you are accepted into an undergraduate program, but you have not met the University's English proficiency requirement. After you meet that requirement, you can study at the university that gave you conditional acceptance.
USA – Yes, but you must request a new I-20 and pay a fee. In some cases, you need to go back to the American Consulate to report the change. After you arrive, you must contact the original school about your cancellation responsibilities. UK – If you are on a short-term study visa it is possible. Although you must check with your school to find out about your responsibilities. If you are on a Tier 4 visa, please contact us for information. Canada – Yes. However, after arrival ensure you see the school advisor in case you require a work permit.
You can join classes on Mondays, so we recommend you arrive on the Saturday or Sunday before your start date. If you are an F1 student no earlier than 30 days before your starting date.
The person meeting you at the airport will have a sign with 'Zoni Language Centers' and your name on it. They will also have all of your information, including your name and flight details. Normally they stand at the barrier where you come out after collecting your luggage. They will be looking for you and are very good at spotting our students. If, for some reason, you do not find them, go to the information desk and ask them to call the representative from Zoni language Centers. Stay near the information desk and they will come to you.
Each Zoni campus has its own social program to make sure you have a great time during your stay. You can find out more on the Zoni Activities tab or see specific details once you arrive.
The activities are entirely optional. These activities give students the opportunity to have some fun outside the classroom. Optional activities and excursions have an extra cost. You can find out more and pay for activities at Zoni. Keep in mind that some of our courses offer field trips as part of the curriculum. This means that they are included in your course fees.
For the best choice of accommodation please book as early as possible. However, in general it also possible to enroll for a course at fairly short notice.
All students would like to live close to the school, but in reality, this is not always possible. You should be prepared to travel to school each day by train or bus. Your host family will help you and provide information regarding the local transportation route and how to get to school.
At Zoni, we do our best to place you in a great home. If a student is not happy, we take immediate action. First, we discuss the issue with the student, and if for instance they did not have enough food or can't work the shower, we sort it out with the family. However, if there is a personality clash or they were allergic to an animal for example, we would arrange a new host family. Whatever the problem, big or small, we do our best to solve it.
If you need to see a doctor, your support person at Zoni will arrange this for you. A group leader can also go with you if you want. If you have insurance that wasn’t arranged by Zoni, please contact your insurance provider immediately to find out where you should go. Without valid health insurance you will need to pay for all medical treatments and prescriptions yourself. It is strongly recommended, that our students have full insurance.
We provide free Internet access to our students. We also have Wi-Fi so you can access the Internet from your laptop, tablet or mobile phone. You can also use our student computer.
The schools’ staff is always available to answer students’ questions by phone, on-line or in-person.
Each school has an Academic Lead and other staff members who are all happy to answer your questions. You will also have a teacher assigned to your class who can help with any course related questions.
You can contact one of our student service representatives directly or making the request on this website to be contacted. The application can be done either by filling out our application form, or by booking online and a student service representative will be guiding you on the entire process. Do not forget to review our Terms and Conditions.
Wire Transfer: Payments made by wire transfer will be subject to a $40.00 wire-transfer fee. Credit Card: Zoni accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Dinners Club and Discover credit cards. Please check with your bank to make sure that your credit card can be used in the United States and to determine your daily transaction limit. Other Methods of Payment: The school accepts traveler's checks, and cash. However, students are cautioned against carrying large sums of cash.
Please review our terms & conditions as well as our refund policies. For any further questions, you can contact your student service representative or write here
Yes, Zoni Language Centers is happy to receive groups of students for our courses. For more information, please contact us here
Payments must be made by bank wire transfer or credit card and must be received in full 2 weeks prior to the course start date. The admissions documents and confirmation will be sent when the initial fees required is received. Bank details are provided on the invoice. Bank transfer fees must be absorbed by the sender (including any intermediary bank charges).
Zoni Language Center is not responsible for decisions made by any embassy or immigration authority regarding entry visas or visa extensions. Payment must be received in full prior to any visa documents being issued. Visa advice can only be given by the appropriate Embassy, Consulate or High Commission. Students should contact these local authorities to ensure they are allowed to enter and study in their chosen location. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the most updated regulations/processes are being followed.
Zoni cannot be held responsible for any visa regulation changes which occur after the booking has been confirmed in compliance with the existing regulations. A charge will be made each time documents have to be sent based on destination and courier service used. These charges are subject to change based on market rates. If a visa application is rejected, tuition fees will be refunded, less any bank charges or credit cards service percentage fees and any nonrefundable costs. Zoni reserves the right to offer alternative accommodations should we receive a positive visa application result in fewer than 7 working days prior to arrival. Should the arrival day be postponed due to delayed visa applications Zoni cannot guarantee reservation of the original accommodations. If any additional charges are incurred reserving the accommodation for the student, Zoni reserves the right to pass these charges on.
Zoni is authorized under federal law to enroll F-1 non-immigrant students in US. By law, to issue the 1-20 form, Zoni must receive with the enrollment form: the student's home address, a copy of the student's passport, proof of sufficient funds to meet tuition and living expenses through a current (60 days or less) bank statement or letter from either the sponsoring person's or institution's bank. Sponsors must also provide an affidavit of support.
Zoni recommends third parties for accommodation, therefore the cancellation /Refund policy is subject to third party/host/platform where the student is booking the service.
Some terms and conditions required by third party includes the following terms and conditions. Terms and conditions vary according to type of accommodation selected.
Students leaving their accommodation must give notice in writing 4 weeks prior to termination. After deducting the price of accommodations used, including the required notice period, charged at standard accommodation rates, students will be refunded the remaining balance. If the 4-week notice period is not provided a cancellation fee equal to 4 weeks of the accommodation cost will apply. Please note: Certain accommodation options may be subject to special cancellation charges. Should these differ from the terms above, students will be notified at the time of cancellation.
All Zoni centers will be closed on the following Holidays:
New Year’s Day Martin Luther King Jr. Day Good Friday Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving Day and Day After Christmas Day.
Centers do not make up for lessons missed on these dates. Published course start dates fall on a Monday. If this day is a holiday, the course will begin on the following working day.
Effective Date December 31, 2020
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You have the right to access personal information about you that we have collected through our website by sending a request for access to email@example.com. You can also request that we correct any such information by sending an email to the same address. Current students should direct any request for access and/or changes to cpoon@Zoni.edu. Prospective students should direct any request for access and/or changes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Faculty and employees should direct any request for access and/or changes to email@example.com. To verify that the request is authentic, we may require that such request be sent from the email address associated with your personal information. While we will comply reasonably and promptly to your request, we may need to retain some of your information for our own recordkeeping or to fulfill a legal obligation.
How Zoni Collects Your Personal Information
We collect personal information that you provide to us. For example:
If you apply to be a student at Zoni, we will require you to provide your name, email address, phone number, standardized test scores, and other information.
If you apply to work for Zoni, we may ask you to provide more detailed and sensitive personal information required for compliance with our hiring and equal opportunity policies and practices.
We also collect some of your information automatically when you visit our websites and any software applications made available by us for use on or through computers and mobile devices. For example, our websites collect your IP address and other online identifiers and, record the pages that you visit and other information about your activity on the websites
Our websites may contain links to other websites. Other website’s collection of your information is governed by its own privacy policies.
How Zoni Uses Personal Information
We may use your personal information to:0
Evaluate students’ applications
Support course registration
Enroll individuals in the educational programs offered by Zoni
Perform administrative tasks
Support our educational mission
Send information about other Zoni offerings which may be of interest and other similar uses.
We do not sell personal information to third parties. However, we may share your information with third parties and vendors under contract with us to perform the functions listed above. We may share your personal information with other third parties to:
Respond to lawful requests or legal process, including in response to law enforcement requirements
Protect personal or public safety or to prevent illegal activities
Protect our own rights, including enforcing our own policies and contracts.
We may also use anonymous or pseudonymous personal information for internal purposes, such as to track the effectiveness of and improve our courses, programs, and other offerings. We may also share anonymous or pseudonymous data with selected third parties.
Please note that you have the right to withdraw consent for our collection or usage of your information at any time. Additionally, we will secure your consent before we collect or process certain sensitive personal data, such as:
Data concerning your race or ethnic origin or sexual orientation
Political opinions and religious or philosophical beliefs
Genetic, biometric and health
How Zoni Protects Personal Information
We employ lawful and reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personal information under our control. We limit access to databases of personal information to specific personnel. We require the use of usernames and passwords to access the data and maintain the information and the systems housing the information in a secure environment.
We keep your personal information for as long as needed to fulfill the particular purpose for which it is collected. We may also retain your records if legally required or to fulfill a legitimate interest.
If you provide personal information to us while located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), you consent to the transfer of personal information to the United States, and potentially to other countries outside of the EEA. You understand that the current laws of countries outside of the EEA may not provide the same level of protection as the data protection laws of the EEA. Nonetheless, we will take all reasonable steps to protect your privacy in accordance with the applicable data protection laws.
You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide any personal information to us.
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Zoni believes in the importance of reaching out and helping others in our school community as well as communities beyond our campus. By embracing a model of service learning, students at each level investigate topics that interest them, work in teams to identify specific needs, and develop action plans to address those needs. Our teams have hosted guest speakers from different organizations including topics such as Immigration, health insurance etc.
Students & staff also get off campus to learn and engage. So far, over the past years, our international students have:
Giving away essential goods such as food, clothes, shoes, hygiene supplies to homeless people
Donating canned goods to the Salvation Army
Organized and actioned a Toy drive for kids with economic disadvantage
Throughout the Covid 19 pandemic, staff and students, organized, collected and distributed food to all of our students in need in different destinations in the United States.
TThrough social projects, students develop a better understanding of the importance of civic participation and the way communities work. They build critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and ultimately apply what they learn to improve communities in real, meaningful, and lasting ways.
This is a school newspaper written, designed and produced by students, faculty and staff, and for every one who is interested to pursue their writing skills or get information about study abroad experience. It’s a place for every one to voice opinions and share cultures using English as well, Zoni Voice preset the fresh global education news.
For prospective students applying to our courses, we also require you to submit our application form to your selected school, if you are attending school in the United States for the first time. If you are already attending another SEVP approved institution, we need your application form and your transfer verification form.
Please Contact us to request the appropriate forms.
To request current or former student records and recommendations please contact us here Please keep in mind that each particular record will take time to process and payment of an appropriate fee is required.Note: For F1 student documentation we will be able to provide some support up to 3 years of the last day of attendance according to the federal regulation.
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