As our pilot program, the content of this page may be updated without notice. Always verify with one of our staff if any questions arise.
Step-by-step Application Process
Initial Inquiry Stage
About the F1 Visa
Tuitions & Other Fees
Initial International Application Deposit - $750 (This is non-refundable; however, it will count towards the total amount once accepted into the program. Rejection by the admissions team or abandonment of the application by the student will not be grounds for reimbursement.)
Total Program Cost - $13,750.00 (This includes school tuition, housing, provided school lunch, school polo, application fees, in-house admissions testing and interviews.)
NOT Included in the total above:
Duolingo English Test fee (if chosen as the proficiency evaluation method)
Meals outside of school
Athletic fees (each sport requires a different amount and those are not included in our international fees)
Touristic trips/events not part of school activities
Any other incurred cost not listed as part of included under Total Program Cost
Commonly Asked Questions
What do I do when I receive the I-20 and acceptance letter?
You will schedule your appointment at the United States Consulate in your country.
What level of language skills will I need to go on exchange?
Becoming an exchange student does not require perfect language skills, but you should nevertheless take language into consideration when planning your exchange. Different programs may require different levels of proficiency; howver, since the Christian Academy program focuses on academics, reading, writing, and listening comprehension levels should be high enough to avoid learning impediments.
What is a letter of recommendation?
Our program requires an academic letter of recommendation to be appended to the second-stage application. You will need a recommendation from the academic staff of your home department/school specified above who knows you as a student. We are looking for an academic and character recommendation from those individuals. The letters can be written in their native language. If written in a language other than English, the langague used must be specified.
Hear from our past Exchange Students
“I quickly felt comfortable at Christian Academy. Arriving in a new school in another country where you don't know anyone can be intimidating but the small size of CA is a big advantage; you quickly know everyone and you can join any sports team you want. I played volleyball during fall and was on the cheer team during the winter season (we even won the State Championship!) Since the first day of school, all the students and teachers have welcomed me well. I could feel that everyone was excited to learn more about me and my culture. During this exchange year, I have created incredible friendships that, I know, will be long-lasting. If you have the opportunity to go to CA, don't hesitate! You will live an amazing experience just like me!”
“As one of the exchange students of the 2022 senior class, I came to CA to study and learn more about American culture. At the beginning, I was a little bit disappointed because I thought I would go to a big public school but that changed really fast. CA is not a school like others, it is a family where you can feel free to be yourself. The teachers/coaches are just amazing and they are more like parents or even friends because they help us all the time when we need some help about something during class or even outside of school. If you want to play a sport, you will be able to do it. There are no tryouts to be part of a team because we don't really have a lot of students. The students are also just like brothers and sisters to me because we spend a lot of time together during classes, sports, lunch,... So if you want to find yourself in a safe place with amazing people ready to help you at any time, CA will be the perfect place for you.”
“The greatest advantage of CA is that it is more than a school, it is a family. The school spirit is awesome and the students really lift each other up. They have great teachers and staff. My exchange year was and will always be memorable thanks to them. It was a real pleasure to come to school every day. I have created many memories there and it will remain one of the best experiences of my life.”