Keene Central School

By | Affordable, East, Public, US-Schools

Keene Central School – Staff Favorite

Keene Valley, New York

The program at Keene Central School is unique and in a class of its own. As a small school within a small community in upstate New York, Keene Central Schools offers international students a very close-knit, supportive, and encouraging environment. This program is one of their most affordable F-1 programs. Keene allocates their tuition money towards all student activities, daily meals, special events, school bus and athletics. This school is highly recommended for students who enjoy nature, camping, and sports (especially skiing and snowboarding).

Keene Central continues to strive to provide a rigorous academic program, offering a number of extracurricular activities and support student needs to make sure that they can be successful at achieving their mission to, “Let each become all he or she is capable of becoming.” Keene provides after-school activities and programs to help students grow both in and outside of the classroom.

School Type: Public

School Size: 161

Class Size: 12

Grades Accepted: 10th, 11th, 12th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Theater/Drama, Clubs: Key Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, Varsity Club, Forensics, Spanish Travel Club

Santa Barbara Unified School District

By | Public, US-Schools, West

Santa Barbara Unified School District

Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara Unified School District is located in sunny, southern California with close proximity to the ocean and coastal mountain range. The high schools within the SBUSB are medium-to-large in size and offer a wide variety of activities and sports to engage each international student. The international student program has been operating in the district for many years, and international students are part of the fabric of the student body.

The mission of the Santa Barbara Unified School District is to ensure the educational success of all students through a commitment of excellence and to empower them to reach their full potential as responsible, ethical, and productive citizens in a diverse and changing world.


School Type: Public

School Size: 2,160

Class Size: 35

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Multimedia Production, Music, Newspaper, Painting, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs: Anime & Manga, Art, Chess, Debate, Environmental, Improv, Journalism, K-Pop, Leadership, Lacrosse, Match, Mock Trial, Mountain Biking, Red Cross, and Many More

Waterloo School District

By | Affordable, CA-Schools, Central Canada, Public

Waterloo is a regional municipality located in Southern Ontario, Canada. It consists of the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, and the townships of Wellesley, Woolwich, Wilmot, and North Dumfries.

Waterloo Region District School Board serves more than 63,000 students in more than 120 schools as well as alternative and continuing education sites. Their school district partners with staff, families, and caregivers to build students’ confidence and success as they face the future.

The Waterloo Region District School Board understands that International Student Exchanges provide opportunities to interact with different cultures, increase language skills and gain a better understanding of global culture.

York Region School District

By | CA-Schools, Central Canada, Public

York Region District School Board through its International Education department is enriched by providing opportunities to live and learn with students from around the world. Students from every continent are learning in their schools.

YRDSB is the third largest school district in the province. Located north of the City of Toronto, York Region School District has about 200 primary and secondary schools. International students can participate from Kindergarten through Grade 12.

Students may enroll in various extracurricular activities and sports teams, such as student council, environment clubs, theatre and drama, informatics engineering, skiing and snowboarding, photography, weight training, and more!

Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District

By | Affordable, CA-Schools, Public, Short-Term, West Coast

The International Student Education Program in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District is a public school program that gives foreign students the opportunity to: study with Canadian students, learn English and standard academic subjects in a supportive environment, and experience Canadian culture

All schools are accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Province of British Columbia and offer government curriculum. Students may attend for a semester, an academic year, or to graduate with a British Columbia diploma.

School life in Nanaimo offers many extracurricular activities, including athletic teams (soccer, rowing, golfing, basketball, rugby, etc.), clubs (drama, newspaper production, yearbook production, etc.), performing arts (jazz band, tour band, dance club, musical theatre), and social events (dances, school spirit promotions, etc.).

Peel District School District

By | CA-Schools, Central Canada, Public

The Peel District School Board has been welcoming international students for more than nine years. Peel Schools for International Students was established to enhance the level of support available to international students studying in the Greater Toronto Area.

Key features of the academy include orientation and peer-mentoring programs designed to introduce and integrate international students with their Canadian peers, superior English language programs custom-designed to help motivated international students acquire academic-level English, and extracurricular activities such as basketball, table tennis, volleyball, and a variety of clubs.

Penticton School District

By | Affordable, CA-Schools, Public, Short-Term, West Coast

School District No. 67, Penicton, invites international students to study in their safe and welcoming schools in one of the most attractive locations to live in British Columbia – the beautiful South Okanagan.  Their schools in the communities of Penticton and Summerland offer modern, well-equipped classrooms, science labs, libraries, art studios, trade shops, culinary facilities and gymnasiums, which all have wireless access, an exciting selection of academic and elective courses, including Advanced Placement courses, trades training and award-winning performing and visual arts programs, and a full range of enriching extracurricular activities, such as athletics, school clubs, and student leadership activities. The international student program has options for students of all ages and various program lengths.

Simcoe School Board

By | CA-Schools, Central Canada, Public, Short-Term

The Simcoe County District School Board welcomes students from around the world to participate in full-year and one semester programs.

The SCDSB has nearly 20 years of experience in international education. They have an International Student Program team that includes a program coordinator, administrative and support staff, guidance counselors, teachers and ESL instructors. Each team member is dedicated to supporting an inclusive environment in which both international students and SCDSB students are able to interact and thrive.    

Some of our international students attend an SCDSB high school for one or two semesters, while others graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma and continue their education at colleges and universities in Canada or in their home countries.

Qualicum School District

By | CA-Schools, Public, Short-Term, West Coast

Imagine yourself studying in an International Student Program on Vancouver Island and living in the charming beachfront communities of Parksville and Qualicum Beach. Surrounded by the natural beauty of our beaches, mountains, lakes, and rivers, you will be enjoying the mildest year-round climate in Canada!

The Qualicum International Student Program welcomes students from Grade 6 to 12 (students 10 to 18 years of age), to study in any one of their Secondary and Elementary schools. Whether you choose to study in Canada for a few months, a full year or for several years leading to high school graduation and university studies, their comprehensive and flexible program has been developed to meet your interests and academic requirements.

Toronto School District

By | CA-Schools, Central Canada, Public, Short-Term

The Toronto District School Board is proud to be one of the most diverse and multicultural school boards in the world. They welcome students from all countries.

Attending school in Toronto is a rewarding experience with many benefits. Toronto is a beautiful, clean and safe city. International students will learn about other diverse cultures, gain new perspectives and meet new friends while getting a first-rate education.

TDSB teachers and counselors understand the needs of their international students and know that they often require help adjusting to life in a new country. Their staff speaks a variety of languages and they are always willing to offer friendly guidance on academic and personal issues.

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