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.

While hosting a student, host families can expect:
  • a dedicated student coordinator located in the local community to assist you at any time.
  • a monthly financial stipend to cover the cost of the international student’s living, food, entertainment, etc.
  • an thorough application process to ensure best fit of students and host families.
  • students to be proficient in English, understand exceptations, and have school support through orientation and on campus resources.
One great opportunity for host families who host an iE student for a year is a free summer immersion program for one of their high-school-aged children. During the three-week summer program to Germany or Spain, students live with a host family. The cost of the program (about $2,000) is covered but the family is responsible for travel expenses and spending money. 

International Student Program

For more than 15 years, Forsyth Country Day School has enrolled full-time students from a variety of countries including Chile, China, India, Germany, Serbia, and Spain. 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. 
Please contact Annie Jin, FCDS International Student Coordinator, to learn more.
"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.