International Student Program
God is working for His good through our International Student Program, and we are excited to be a part of it. We welcome our international students into the Grace Academy family where they can take an active part in school activities and clubs, in addition to improving written and spoken English language skills. Our international and domestic students can learn from each other about similarities and differences in cultures; practice teamwork in class projects and athletics; and develop a greater worldview beyond their hometowns.
Our International Student Program has grown significantly since its implementation at Grace Academy in 2009. What started as a partnership with just one country has expanded to include students from more than 13 different countries, including Japan, Lithuania, Australia, Germany and Colombia. By the Lord’s faithfulness, some international students have accepted Jesus as their Savior, and it has been a blessing to our staff and families to see God work for His good through a “reverse missionary” model.
Host families are an integral part of the students’ experience in at Grace Academy. Our host families are caring and understanding as our international students adapt to life in America. They invite our overseas students to be a part of their families during their stay and are quickly integrated into each family’s lifestyle. If you and your family would like to host a student during the summer or school year, please complete and submit the Host Family Application to our international student and & host family coordinator.
Please contact Amy Casto, our International Student & Host Family Coordinator for information about host families, international summer camp opportunities or day-to-day international student needs. Casto may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-733-2033.