Each year, Thetford Academy’s International Student Program (ISP) enrolls up to 10 international students in our academic program. While studying at TA, ISP students live with local families in homestays, and have access to a wide range of academic, athletic, and social opportunities in our community and beyond.
Thetford is an historic New England town that looks out over the mountains of the Connecticut River Valley. Located 15 minutes north of Dartmouth College and Hanover, N.H., TA students have the best of both worlds: living in a small, tight-knit community–within easy driving distance to a vibrant Ivy League college town.
Our program offers students the opportunity to study English for Speakers of Foreign Languages as part of their TA curriculum. Students enrolled at TA may also apply to take college-level classes at Dartmouth and apply those credits toward their graduation requirements.
Homestay families welcome international students into their homes and support them throughout their stay in Vermont. Each student is treated as a family member, often building connections that last long after the homestay has ended. These strong relationships are important as students transition into TA, and also as they move on to their post-secondary endeavors.
2020-2021 Tuition and Fees
Commuting Day Student Tuition
$19,965 USD Tuition only.
Room and Board
This fee includes: Room and Board with a host family for 10 months (excluding December recess) and daily school lunch.
International Student Program Fee
This fee is required of all international students. It covers the intensive and specialized support provided by TA’s International Student Program; administrative assistance required for passport, I-20, and visa management; iTEP or TOEFL preparation and testing twice annually; college counseling; college writing instruction; and when applicable, ELL study. It also covers transportation to and from Boston Logan International Airport at the time of arrival and departure, and International Student Program excursions and events.
These fees do not include:
- Mandatory health insurance
- Personal travel during the two weeks of December recess when students are required to return home or make alternate plans.
Total International Student Tuition and Fees
International Post-Graduate Program (PG) at Thetford Academy
Thetford Academy’s PG program offers international students an opportunity to enhance their academic English skills, strengthen their résumé, and prepare for a successful college experience in the U.S. Contact International Student Program Coordinator, Susan Essex-Luce, for more information.
TA’s international students live with American families who are committed to sharing their lives with students from abroad. Living with a local family is the best way for international students to become immersed in American language and culture.
The goal of TA’s homestay program is to support students through their academic and social transition into American life. Most students forge strong personal relationships with their host family and benefit from having a safe, welcoming home environment while attending Thetford Academy. Though only some of TA’s host families have children attending TA, all are rooted in the local community and eager to share their knowledge and love of the area.
Students who live with host families have their own bedroom and share their meals with the family. In addition to learning about American family life, living with host families allows international students to make rapid progress mastering the English language. This helps students with their studies and prepares them for the next step of living and learning at an American university.