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International Students in the United States are in Demand Among Public High Schools

With over 18 thousand high schools around the United States, trends are changing where both public and private schools are reaching out to international students around the world. While private high schools have historically hosted international students prior to gaining entrance to a higher level institution, public high schools are now realizing the advantage and changing their strategy.

Now, public high schools are looking to international students to create a mutual beneficial partnership. International high school students are being welcomed to study in the US with the opportunity of improving their English, gaining exposure to other cultures, and the hopes that studying in the US during their high school years will give them an advantage of gaining admission to a US college or university.

Students are not the only one gaining the advantage. Public high schools are finding a new market to increase enrollment (especially in struggling areas where students are moving out of the area), cultivate a diverse learning environment, increase local revenues, and improve their school’s statistics (i.e., exam pass rates, number of students taking high level class, college acceptance figures, etc.).

This is among the most recent trends among public high schools that typically cater to local students in their district. States like Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Ohio, Virginia, and Washington are looking to recruitment agencies to reach out to the international community in hopes of driving students to their local town to pursue their education. According to US visa requirements, students can only study at a public school for a maximum of one year. Because of this, many international high school students view this as a unique opportunity to learn in the US and improve their English and perhaps later transfer to a private high school or improve their chances of gaining college admissions.


Posted by Jennifer Frankel

Jennifer is the International Director at International Student Insurance. Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Florida where she holds a Masters in International Business and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. She has lived and worked abroad in Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica and England, and traveled extensively in South America, Europe and Asia.

4 thoughts on “International Students in the United States are in Demand Among Public High Schools”

hicham yassyn says:

I am hicham yassyn . I am interested in studying in university in California
I am from the south of morocco, born in 1993. and i study now Math science at the final year of baccalaureate. I am expecting to have my diploma by next july and I am planning to continue my studies in the field of construction engineering. My goal is to become an engineer in construction.

jfrankel says:

Good luck on your studies! You may find a few of these links helpful as you pursue your studies:

Study in California – Here you can read about what it is like to study in California and search for schools in your specific area of focus.
Concierge Service – Submit your information and have those schools directly contact you with information about their campus and programs.
Financial Aid – Read about current scholarship opportunities to help you as your study overseas in the US.

Getnet says:

Dear

I am Getnet from Ethiopia, I want to scale up my qualification in to second degree in the field of International business from your institution. So now I will request to have fully funded scholarship opportunity and I will look forward for your strong support.And Finally I would like to say thanks for any support that you and your institution will give me.

Sincerely yours

Getnet.T

Bryanna Davis says:

Hi Getnet,

Thanks for visiting. However, we are only able to help you with international student insurance.

Please let us know one you need an insurance plan during your studies and we will be happy to help.

Good luck!


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