Below is a short list of our most frequently asked questions. Interested in learning more? Our team of experts are waiting to speak to you!
- How does an International Student Program differ from a Cultural Exchange Program?
- What is the difference between a J-1 Visa and an F-1 Visa?
- What is the cost of the program to schools?
- What countries do our students come from?
- In what grades do these students typically enroll?
- What is the English language proficiency level of these students?
- We are a day school and do not have a boarding facility. What can we do?
- Where do these students go after high school?
Unlike a cultural exchange program where students study abroad for a semester or a school year, the aim of our international student program is for students to receive their secondary education exclusively in the United States. The ultimate goal of these students is acceptance into colleges and universities here in the U.S., making their commitment long-term. At Three W International, most of our students meet that goal, so there's good reason their enrollment can last the duration of their high school years.
Students on J-1 Visas are commonly referred to as cultural exchange students. These students are able attend school in the U.S. for up to one year, but most must return to their native country and complete a 2-year foreign residence requirement. Students on F-1 Visas are commonly referred to as international students. These students are able to attend school in the U.S. year after year, provided they are enrolled in a qualifying educational institution and show evidence of sufficient funds to pursue their course of study.
Although we have our own minimum requirements, language proficiency requirements will differ from school to school. We understand that every school has different resources and support structures in place and we will work with you to establish a language proficiency level that will be appropriate for your school.