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Hosting International Students


Dear ELCA Parents, 

We are pleased to announce a new education partnership for our school community.  Founded in 2008, in Herndon, Virginia, New Oasis International Education partners with the most competitive private day schools in the United States, to place Chinese students studying abroad into high school education programs and assist them in their transition into American academics and culture. 

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy is working in partnership with New Oasis International Education (New Oasis) to find nurturing and supportive local host families. It is best if these students live with ELCA families so they may be a part of our school family culture in addition to our academic culture. 

New Oasis is looking for families who would welcome a Chinese student into their home. It’s not necessary that a family have a student currently enrolled in the high school at ELCA. In fact, Chinese students do quite well with families who have younger children in elementary or middle school. That way, the Chinese student can be a “big brother” or “big sister” to your child or children.

The host family will provide:
· Transportation to and from school
· Meals
· A separate bedroom (but may share a bathroom)
· Parental supervision of a young adult eager to study hard and learn about American culture

In exchange for opening up your home for this wonderful experience, you receive:
· An amazing cultural experience
· A monthly stipend of $1,100 from New Oasis
· Ongoing academic and social support for the Chinese student from New Oasis and ELCA
· A mutually rewarding experience!

ELCA and New Oasis are always available to answer questions and help provide guidance when needed. 

Our New Oasis students are from different major cities in China. They all have studied in international programs at their respective schools and excel academically. They have been carefully screened and interviewed by New Oasis to ensure a good fit with ELCA.

To learn more about hosting an international student, join us on Tuesday, April 17 at 8:00AM, 12:00PM or 6:00PM in room 119 in the Life Center.

For further information, please contact: 
Susan MooreDirector of Admissions - 678 818-1040

"The rich diversity of ELCA has always been a distinctive that sets us apart. It is further enhanced by our international student population who have been such a welcome addition to our student body. Their life experiences and cultural differences expose our students to the world in a special way." ~Chuck Gilliam ELCA Head of School

“We have an amazing group of international students at ELCA. It is a joy every day to interact with them. I am thankful for what each student adds to the ELCA experience.” ~Richard Allen, High School Principal

“Hosting a student has been a wonderful experience. In addition to being refreshed through generosity, it is a wonderful way to bring the mission field into our home.” ~Holly Capp, Host Parent
ELCA Host Families warmly greet students at the airport at the beginning of the school year.