Here at ACSI we understand that it takes many contributing factors to run a successful International Student Program. From achieving successful homestays to finding reliable agents/recruiters, we're here to help! Our goal is to support your International Student Program- spreading the love of Christ from our schools to students from around the world.
Contact ISP@acsi.org for more information on how we can equip your international student program.
Interested in starting or developing your international student program?
Administrators or Coordinators of International Student Programs: Do you have questions about starting an international student program? Are you confused about the business side of bringing in new international students?
Homestay Coordinators: Do you often wonder how to bring in more families? Do you have difficulty equipping these families with the tools they need?
Admissions Officers: Do you need advice for working with agents/recruiters and how to find good recruiting avenues for international students?
We have resources to help with these questions and more!
If you are looking for schools with ISP programs, you can use our "Find a School" search on the ACSI home page. Here is how you do that...
- Click on "Find a School" (top blue bar on ACSI home page)
- Click on the "Advanced Search Options" tab
- In the "Special Programs" box, choose "I-20" and any other search parameters you desire
- Click "Submit"
The list of SEVIS certified schools (allows international students to study with them) is public information and can be found here.
- Recruiting International Students
- High Impact Strategies for a One-Person ISP Office
- How Culture Influences Schools with International Student Programs - Part 1
- Improving Relationships Between International Students and Their U.S. Peers - Part 2
Meeting the Needs of International Students - This article by Dr. Jan Dormer provides a very brief introduction to meeting the needs of English learners (ELs) in Christian schools. Its goal is to highlight needs international students may have because they are English learners, and how schools might address these needs.
ISP Accreditation Endorsement
Below you will find a link to ACSI's International Student Program Accreditation Endorsement protocol in the form of an addendum to our Inspire accreditation protocol. We hope that your school will be able to use this resource as a way to strengthen, establish, and eventually achieve the International Student Program Endorsement with ACSI.
Join the ISP (International Student Program) group in ACSI’s Online Community. ISP Coordinators use this forum to connect, share resources, learn about events, and find answers to common problems related to having International Students at their school. For help getting into the online community, visit: ACSI Community Help Page.