International Student Program
The Western Michigan Christian International Student Program is an exciting opportunity for international students to experience life in the United States and prepare for the university experience in the United States. This year we will have studnes from Brazil, Korea, Norway, Spain, Thailand and Vietnam.
WMC is an exclusive and academically rigorous school with a diverse student body. We are seeking hard-working students to join our school community. We want students who will participate in daily life with their American friends and host family.
Each year we have added features to our International Program, to offer our students the best experience of study, work, and life. We aim to be supportive and a part of your school life while you live in the U.S. Our recent colleges of acceptance for our international students include the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Washington, Penn State University, Purdue University, and many more.
International Student Program Details
Dedicated English classes for new international students
International student’s study hall after school three days a week
One-on-one tutors available for hire if needed
Rigorous, academically focused courses
Regional Field trips (for example Weekend in Chicago, One week in Washington D.C., Disney, etc.)
100% of graduating international students go on to higher education
Stay with an American family in their home and learn about another culture
Incoming international freshmen immediately eligible for sports
Transfer and upper students sports-eligible in January
International student activity once per month
Regular board game and card game nights with American students
Tuition includes money for school, housing, medical insurance, visa processing, regional trips, and everything else except additional expenses incurred (for instance, some students pay extra for hot lunches and private tutoring and athletic fees.
School transcripts are due along with the application. If the students have taken some form of English proficiency test (SLEP, Junior ToEFL, IELTS or equivalent) it will help us place them.
If accepted, we will ask for a $2,000 down payment before we begin visa processing. This is the first $2,000 of tuition, not an extra fee. But visa processing is a lot of work, and we have had students drop out after their visa was obtained.
An additional 50% of the full cost is due by July 31.
Full payment of all tuition and fees is due by October 31.
The deposit is non-refundable unless visa is not granted. The tuition fees are refundable through the first day of school. After the first day of school, a refund is available if the student has paid for more than half of the year’s tuition. This partial reimbursement is available until January 1. After January 1 no refund is available.
To learn more about WMC’s International Student program please contact us.