The Be Well Solutions Dietetic Internship Program (BWS DI) is a U.S.-based fully accredited distance dietetic internship program promising an innovative curriculum with a corporate wellness and disease prevention concentration.

BWS DI is proud to support the professional development of all aspiring registered dietitians, including international students. Since 2017, we have matched over 160 applicants all with diverse backgrounds and experiences which we believe contribute to the success of our program. Having supported many international BWS DI interns over the years, we encourage any international students interested in pursuing a distance internship to consider our program on their journey to becoming a registered dietitian.

Common FAQs

Yes, we have accepted a number of international students since our program started in 2017. We love supporting students along their RD2Be journey no matter their background.

International students generally have an F1 visa with OPT (Optional Practical Training) eligibility to complete their dietetic internship.

ACEND has also listed out other visa options that may be applicable to international students in ACEND-accredited programs. Click here to view the ACEND website.

Be Well Solutions cannot provide visas to applicants but we can assist with paperwork and answering questions regarding this process. We strongly recommend having your visa approved prior to submitting your dietetic internship application for admission consideration.

For more specific questions about applying for a visa, we recommend reaching out to the State Department.

We accept transcripts from any accredited U.S. or international university. If your transcripts are not from an accredited university, an equivalency evaluation must be completed. Here is a list of foreign degree evaluation agencies for reference.

All of our application requirements can be found here. If you did not attend an internationally accredited program (check the ACEND website to confirm your school in the program directory), you must complete an equivalency evaluation to meet the transcripts requirement for your application.

Any pre-internship experiences eligible for Prior Assessed Learning must have been completed in the United States. Unless the experience you’d like reviewed for Prior Assessed Learning was completed in the United States, it would not qualify. 

If you have questions about Prior Assessed Learning, please contact us at 

Next Steps

  • Resources to get started

    Here are a few resources for support when starting your dietetic internship application process:

  • Check out a Virtual Open House

    To learn more about our program and information on the DICAS application process, please register for our upcoming Virtual Open Houses and/or view a recording of our Virtual Open House.

    Upcoming Virtual Open House Date: Wednesday, August 30th at 7 pm CT: Click here to register

  • Visit our All-in-One Applicant Landing Page

    We’ve prepared a one-stop landing page for all of your application needs. Learn more about the BWS DI program, download free application resources, and receive an application checklist to help you during your application process.


If you have more personalized questions relating to your application and international student status, feel free to send us an email at or schedule time with a faculty advisor via Calendly.