International Students

Cultural Exchange

CCA has enrolled international high school students each school year since 2010, welcoming them from many different countries including Germany, Korea, Japan, China, Thailand, Taiwan, Australia, Norway, Spain and Guatemala. CCA’s students eagerly look forward to meeting and learning alongside these students visiting from far off places. The number of international students accepted each year is limited in order to ensure that the high school experience for all students remains distinctly American in nature.

Family Atmosphere

A recurring theme expressed by our international students is the wonderful feeling of family that they experience at CCA. For many of them, this closeness helps them to feel comfortable quickly, as they are welcomed in and eagerly absorbed into our high school’s academic, spiritual, athletic and social activities. For others, this close-knit environment is an all-new life experience, as many come from cultures which are more formal and less friendly within the school environment. Our past international students are a valued part of the CCA family and often stay in touch with their fellow CCA students and staff after returning to their home country. CCA’s high school experience is greatly enriched through the enrollment of international students.

Hosting Opportunities

CCA's international students live with host families for the time they are enrolled at CCA. Host families provide housing, food, transportation to/from school, and loving care for the student far from home. Hosting stipends are available, subject to certain terms and conditions.

Authorized Form I-20 Issuer

In September 2012, CCA received authorization under Federal Law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students entering with an F-1 VISA, providing them with the opportunity to return multiple years and ultimately, to graduate from CCA. To date, CCA has enrolled 20 international students, three of whom have returned to earn their high school diploma.

Want more information?

For more information or if you are interested in hosting an international student for a school year, please email Tracy Ringering, International Student Coordinator or call (509) 662-2723 x12.