International students who are proficient in English are welcome to apply to the program. Approximately a third of our students come from outside the United States. Students from over 70 countries, including Turkey, China, Hong Kong, Italy, the United Kingdom, India, Brazil, Spain, Canada, France, and Colombia, participate in the program each summer, gaining exposure to the U.S. educational system and enriching the program as a whole.
While applicants are not required to submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores, students' English proficiency should be equivalent to 90 or above on the Internet-based TOEFL or at least 6.5 on the IELTS.
Participation in the Summer Program for High School Students does not constitute the basis for securing a student visa. Past participants have had success in obtaining Visitor (B) visas to participate in our program because the program comprises a short recreational course of study and is not for credit toward a degree or academic certification. Information on the U.S. Department of State's policy on short periods of recreational study is availableApply Now