Can I study here?
If you're interested in attending Riverside's intensive English classes, follow the directions below.
To be considered, you must be:
✓ 17 years old
✓ Living in New York City
✓ An applicant for permanent residence or asylum
✓ A refugee, asylee or green card holder for less than 24 months
✓ Be able to attend classes full time, Monday to Friday, 9am-3pm, for 6 weeks
Come to a lottery:
Because we have more applicants than spaces, we must hold lotteries before the beginning of each class cycle. Space is not guaranteed. Lotteries begin at 10am, at 270 West 89th Street in Manhattan. Please don't be late.
|Lottery Date||Class Dates|
|August 2, 2017||August 15 – October 2, 2017|
|September 20, 2017||October 3 – November 17, 2017|
|November 8, 2017||November 20, 2017 – January 16,2018|
|January 3, 2018||January 17 – March 9, 2018|
|February 28, 2018||March 12 – May 2, 2018|
|April 18, 2018||May 3 – June 19, 2018|
What to bring:
1. Proof of status: bring one of the following: Immigrant Visa, I-94, Passport, Green Card, Employment Authorization card, a copy of your application for permanent residence or political asylum, etc.
2. Photo identification
If you are not eligible for classes with Riverside Language Program there are still many low-cost or free options for you to learn and improve your English in New York City.