Host an International Student

Have you considered hosting an international student? No matter the grade of your child, it can be a rich and rewarding experience for your whole family!
Hosting has so many benefits for the student and host family alike, providing:
  • An enriching cultural experience
  • The opportunity to share languages, cultures, cuisines, and customs
  • A truly global experience in your own home.

Full-service Host Family Support
Forsyth Country Day School partners with New Oasis International Education to provide international students from China with an enriching academic and cultural experience. 

While hosting a student, host families can expect:
  • a dedicated New Oasis student coordinator located in the local community to assist host families with issues, check-ins, and to always be a phone call away if needed.
  • a monthly financial stipend to cover the cost of the international student’s living, food, entertainment, etc.
  • New Oasis to screen local students prior to placement, ensuring a high-quality match.
  • New Oasis to match students and host families based on interests.
  • students to be able to speak and understand English well enough for everyday communication.monthly communication with New Oasis.

International Student Program
For more than 15 years, Forsyth Country Day School has enrolled full-time students from a variety of international locations to join its Upper School program. Students’ interests range from a desire to become immersed in the American educational system and culture, to be able to practice and develop proficiency with spoken English, the opportunity to graduate from FCDS and attend American universities, and more. Students are also able to visit FCDS as part of cultural exchanges in the Lower and Middle School. Beginning in 2018, FCDS will also enroll full-time international students into the Middle School Program.
Typically, students come to FCDS for a minimum of one academic year (from August through the following June) and live with a local area host family throughout that time. There are high levels of coordination between the school and the family as this makes for a more fluid and fulfilling experience abroad.

Prior to students’ arrival, we ensure that each student is matched with a “buddy,” a current FCDS student, to begin forming connections as a member of our community. Upon arrival, students take part in a 2-day orientation during which we cover the “nuts & bolts” of day-to-day campus life and offer useful tools to aid in the transition.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Brunsting, FCDS International Student Coordinator. 
"We have hosted international students for the last three years and have enjoyed learning about their cultures. It's great to share many first time experiences with our students. They have been kind and hardworking, and have become friends of our sons." - Debbie Peterson, FCDS Parent
Forsyth Country Day School (FCDS) is a private, college preparatory, independent school for preschool through high school located in Lewisville, NC, just outside of Winston-Salem. Students benefit from a challenging academic curriculum, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.

Non-Discrimination Policy: Forsyth Country Day School is committed to administering all education and employment activities without discrimination based on one’s race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.