For students age 10-18

Living and studying in the USA as an international student will bring you many opportunities. These resources will help you prepare for your academic journey and fun new experiences in the United States!

What’s a Homestay and Should I Try It?

What’s a Homestay and Should I Try It?

What’s a homestay — and have you considered trying it? A homestay is a program where you live with an American family while you study in the USA! St. Mary’s Ryken High School students who’ve participated in homestays say there...

Finding the Type of School That Fits You

Finding the Type of School That Fits You

Do you like the idea of studying at large school or a small school? Are you most comfortable in a city, small town or countryside? Are you interested in attending a school that has a religious or military orientation? Would you like to attend a schoo...

English Just for Teens!

English Just for Teens!

For 25 years, the Teen English Program at the University of Arizona, Center for English as a Second Language (CESL), has been offering intensive English language instruction to teenagers, ages 13-17, from all over the world.

Special Needs and Learning Disabilities

Special Needs and Learning Disabilities

Many boarding schools in the United States are dedicated to young people who have difficulty reading or paying attention in class. Other boarding schools enroll a few special needs students in each class and devote special instruction to them.

July 18th, 2019
Selecting a School or Summer Program in the USA

Selecting a School or Summer Program in the USA

When you are ready to consider a U.S. program, review the presentations (advertisements) that are shown on this website. Read what opportunities each school has to offer. Match them with your personal interests and academic goals. Then contact the s...

April 21st, 2015
Advanced Placement Program®

Advanced Placement Program®

Many schools listed in Boarding Schools in the U.S.A. proudly mention that they offer AP® or Advanced Placement Program® courses. AP courses are university-level courses in more than 30 subjects that students can take while still in high scho...

Young Learners and Boarding Schools

Young Learners and Boarding Schools

During the past decade, there has been an increase in the number of younger students (ages 10-14) who want to come to the United States to learn English. Junior Boarding Schools, which accept students starting in the fifth grade, are helping to fill...

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