International student program
Located in the friendly and safe U.S. Midwest, ISI offers an American high school experience
rich with a challenging curriculum, student life opportunities, athletics, the arts, and a unique
Homestay Program that partners enrolled students with local host families!
We are dedicated to providing our international students with the programs and support necessary to adjust to life at ISI and in the United States – all while retaining and celebrating our students' unique cultural heritages. We work with students from all over the world to provide them the opportunity to grow academically and personally in our award-winning and internationally-recognized International Baccalaureate Curriculum.
ISI prepares students for a world where global boundaries are no longer barriers to understanding and cooperation.
The admissions process
1. Submit an online application via Finalsite Enrollment
2. Request school records and two teacher recommendations via Finalsite Enrollment
3. Complete an admissions interview
4. If accepted, sign the enrollment contract and pay the new international student fee of $5,000.
5. Begin the F-1 student visa process.
Tuition and Fees
The most recent Tuition & Fees can be found here. International Student tuition payment is due in-full prior to the start of the school year.
Payment can be made via wire transfer or via credit card by contacting the ISI Business Office. Please note that there will be a 3% fee for all international credit card payments.
Checks made payable to International School of Indiana should be delivered to the address provided at the bottom of this webpage (Attn: Business Office), and payment can be wired internationally using these instructions.
Does ISI offer financial aid to international students?
Yes! You can apply for financial aid through Clarity. As part of the application, you will need to submit proof of income. Please see our tuition page for more information on our financial aid policy.
Financial aid is needs based. International families are expected to pay a minimum of $10,000 yearly. We are not able to provide financial assistance past this minimum required international tuition.
Do I need to speak English to attend ISI?
In the Upper School, all classes are taught in English besides the Language Acquisition classes. As such, international students need to have enough English that they can succeed in an academic setting. We have English support classes for students who wish to continue to improve their English. However, we do not offer full ESL support for those with no or limited English ability.
To determine English proficiency, international students participate in an admissions interview where they are expected to demonstrate their conversational English abilities. An additional interview with another staff member may be necessary.
Homestay & PAX
ISI offers a homestay program for international students who are not staying with a parent, relative, or guardian. International students live with a host family for 10 months from August through May and are expected to return home during the summer and over the winter break, if possible.
ISI partners with PAX - Program of Academic Exchange to assist in our homestay efforts. With few exceptions, host families are current ISI families.
The cost of homestay at ISI is $15,680 annually. $10,000 goes to the host family, and $5,680 is charged by PAX. Fees may vary annually as ISI determines what is a fair and reasonable compensation for host families. All homestay fees are paid directly to ISI, who in turn pays host families.