The Laurens Academy International House is a 4,000 square foot home with 10 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The International House is run like a large American family. Each student will have the responsibility of taking care of their own bedroom and doing their own laundry. Other household chores will be divided between the students. The host family will involve the students in meal planning, grocery shopping and cooking. International nights will give the students a chance to cook their native foods for their new friends and family. Eating out will give students the opportunity to eat different kinds of food. The area has several Asian, Mexican and Italian restaurants, as well as the familiar American restaurants all within walking distance.
Handling of documents, including application review, Skype interview, submission of I-20 to SEVIS, (1) mailing of the I-20 (additional mailing $100 per mailing), F-1 registration upon arrival in US, F-1 required maintenance and F-1 transfers, transcripts and university applications.
Medical, Accident, Athletic Insurance coverage while in the United States. Insurance does not include prior illness.
Student will be provided with room and board. All furniture and linens are included. Student is responsible for personal items. Supervision is provided while at school and at I-House. Students are allowed to be off campus without adult supervision. Seniors will have special privileges regarding supervision.
Meals at School and at Home
Includes a daily school lunch budget per semester. This is for lunches served at school only. Any lunches while on school trips, activities, and athletic events are not included and must be purchased by the student. Meals at the home are provided.
School and Home Activities
Participation on an athletic team, uniforms (not including shoes or items that the student will keep at the end of the season), admission to all athletic events on the Laurens Academy campus, Laurens Academy T- Shirt, Laurens Academy yearbook, Laurens Academy prom, and some field trips. For seniors: Graduation and diploma expenses, ½ Senior page in yearbook. There will be provided activities in the home for students.
Transportation to and from school and school activities is provided.
Payment of Fees
"The International house host family is very kind to me. They've taken me to an NBA game, hiking, traveling to different places, and they gave me nice Christmas gifts."
"I love Laurens Academy because all the teachers care about me and they are really kind! The students are really friendly and have made me feel welcome. The I-House is a wonderful place to live. I'm so happy I made the decision to come here!"