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Online ayurvedic training for international students

ProgramsDistance Learning

The California College of Ayurveda Distance Learning Program is open to students worldwide. Students can complete the first two levels of the program through distance learning. Distance Learning is available up to the beginning of internship, at which time, the student may choose a Field Internship program and receive certification as an Ayurvedic Practitioner. Please note that all Distance Learning students must participate in a one-day Diagnostics program over live internet.

Live Internet Classes

The California College of Ayurveda broadcasts its full-time and weekend programs live over the internet using Vedaweb™ technology. International students may attend these classes however time zone differences can make attendance difficult.

Internship Preparation Intensive

At the beginning of level 3, AHP Internship, all students must attend in person a 12-day program with a break in the middle. The following curriculum is covered:

 Ayurvedic Diagnostics
Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis
Internship Preparation class
Then, during level 4, CAS Internship, students must again attend in person an intensive in advanced pulse diagnosis and small business management.


Visa Information

Because of the structure of the educational programs at the California College of Ayurveda, international students cannot receive a special student visa to stay in our country and study for an extended period of time. International students should apply for a regular tourist visa. Please note the California College of Ayurveda does not check the immigration status of our students. You will not be required to show a visa to attend classes.

We can not assist students in obtaining a visa.  All visas must be obtained from an American embassy or consulate.  For more information refer to Department of State Website.  For embassy and consulate locations, refer to

Other Information

Payments - All payments for the programs can be made by credit card or bank transfers.  Please note that a $20 charge will be added for all bank transfers.

Language – All classes are taught in English.  All textbooks are in English and all exams are giving in English.  The College does not provide ESL training.

Transfers – It is possible for you to transfer to one of the College’s classroom programs at any time.

Communication with Master Teacher – Master Teachers who are assigned to international students all have the ability to communicate with the student using Skype or Windows Live Messenger.