Before You Arrive

Send Your Arrival Information

Please send your arrival date, time, and flight number by email to homestay@wesli.com or by fax to 608-257-4346 at least 14 days in advance. Once we receive your arrival information, our Housing Coordinator will contact you to confirm your housing arrangement.

Health Insurance

F-1 students are required to have health insurance. Medical care in the United States is very expensive. If you have health insurance from your country, please bring your card or certificate to prove you are insured. If you do not have insurance from your country, you will enroll in the insurance plan available for WESLI students and pay the insurance fee every two months with your tuition. The insurance covers the cost of most medical treatments. It will not pay for general physicals, teeth, eyes, pre-existing conditions, or problems caused by alcohol and drugs. (Please be aware that eyeglasses and dental work are expensive in the U.S. It is best for you to arrange necessary medical exams for teeth or eyes in your home country before you leave.)

Pay Your Fees Using Wire Transfer, Traveler’s Checks, Credit Card, or Debit Card/Checks From a Bank in the U.S.

If you don’t want to carry cash from your country to Madison, you may send your payment for tuition and health insurance directly to our bank account by wire transfer. Please find the wire transfer instructions on the invoice mailed with your Acceptance Letter. You may also pay fees with traveler’s checks, VISA or Mastercard, or debit cards/checks drawn from a bank in the U.S.