International Students wishing to study at Napa Christian may be admitted through the F-1 Visa program. We currently have 10 international students representing 7 countries from around the world, and we look forward to welcoming more!
If you are an interested student, parent, or agent, the first step in our process is to contact our International Student Coordinator, Elizabeth Carr, for more information. She can help you assess your learning goals and see how studying at Napa Christian can help you achieve those goals.
The admissions process is quite simple, and occurs in two phases:
Note: Proof of English proficiency is not required for students whose native language is English, or who have been receiving their primary instruction in English for two or more years.
After these documents are submitted, the admissions committee will make their decision. If you are accepted, you will move on to phase two. At this point your acceptance is conditional on your receipt of your F-1 visa.
To obtain your visa, we must issue you an immigration document called an I-20. We need the following documents to do so. All documents must be in English. If translation is necessary it must be completed through a professional agency, personal translations will not be accepted.
If you are transferring from another school in the US, we will need the following additional documents:
Once we have received all required documents, you will be issued and shipped an I-20 along with supporting acceptance documents. It is then your responsibility to make an appointment at your US Consulate or Embassy to apply for your F-1 visa.
Once you have obtained your visa, your acceptance is guaranteed. At this point any tuition and fees not already paid are due.
Shortly after your arrival in the US, you will be given an updated I-20 form showing that you are currently attending Napa Christian. You must keep this document with your passport and visa for travel.
Please contact our International Student Coordinator, Elizabeth Carr, for more information on tuition and fees. She can be reached at 707.255.5233 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International students at Napa Christian stay with members of the local community. These hosts provide a bed, bathroom, breakfast and dinner during the week, and all meals on the weekend. We do our best to match students and families so that you will truly feel as if you were at home during your stay here.
Students have two options of accomodations:
If the student is willing to share a room with a similar-aged, same-gendered student the cost is $10,000 per school year.
If the student requires a private room the cost is $15,000 per school year.
Students are generally expected to travel to their home country during the summer vacation. If your circumstances do not allow this, please let us know right away.
Periodically Napa Christian works with outside agencies to host cultural exchange camps for both domestic and international students. Check out our gallery for some photos from our most recent camp, and check back here for updates when a new camp is announced. Announcements will also be made across our social media outlets, so keep an eye out!