International Student Program

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The ISP Track at PFO
June 24–30, 2018
Houghton, NY

An in-depth week of training on educating K–12 international students, the International Student Program (ISP) track at Pre-Field Orientation provides ISP coordinators, administrators, and teachers with insight into the cultural differences, language challenges, program organization, and classroom implications of teaching international students in a cross-cultural setting.

With the ISP track, you'll be:

  • Embedded in a larger Pre-Field Orientation program that prepares teachers and boarding parents to transition to overseas teaching and living—helping you broaden your perspective on teaching international students
  • Taught by cross-cultural educators with years of overseas experience
  • Engaged in simulations for small and large groups
  • Trained in effective program, organizational, and recruitment strategies



Dan Egeler Erin Wilcox Jan Dormer Debbie MacCullough Tim Shuman Brian Weidemann
Dr. Dan
Dr. Erin
Dr. Jan
Dr. Debbie
Tim Shuman Brian Weidemann


  • International student characteristics and challenges
  • Third Culture Kid profile for international students
  • Culture
  • Servanthood
  • The transition experience
  • English Language Learners and their teachers
  • The educational challenges of ISP students and teachers
  • Reaching international students for Christ, discipling new believers, and spiritual formation
  • Program development for ISP
  • Relationships—in and out of the classroom
  • Living arrangements
  • Large and small group devotionals for cross cultural situations 

Cost: $845

*Graduate credit from Cairn University is available for an additional fee. Questions? Email an ISP representative.

Register today!

Questions? Contact the conference coordinator.