Illiana is proud to have an active and growing International Student Program. In the 2019-2020 school year, there are six international students at Illiana from several countries. We are grateful for the opportunity to welcome students from other cultures and countries in our community! If you are interested in studying at Illiana Christian High School as an international student and you would like to apply, please note that international students may be required to supply results of an English proficiency test that are no more than 6 months old. Illiana encourages students to use the online English Proficiency Test from Duolingo; information can be found here.
For more information, contact Marie Limback, the Admissions Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 219.558.7066 Ext. 49.
Illiana is seeking families with an interest in hosting an international student for the 2020-2021 academic year. Hosting is a rewarding opportunity to care for, educate and learn from a curious international student as he or she navigates a new spiritual, educational, and cultural environment. Host families receive a stipend and hosting requires a school year commitment.
Our administration certainly supports the international program. The AJ Turkstra family (Illiana’s Vice-Principal) hosted Max who graduated in June 2018, and the Peter Boonstra family (Illiana’s Principal) has hosted various international students throughout the years and most recently, Abigail, who was a sophomore in 2018-19. Mary Boonstra shared her top five reasons why families should host:
A few years ago, Rob and Kristi were the host family for our student Stephen for a year and a half. Rob and Kristi decided to host because they had always welcomed children into their home and they had heard success stories from other families.
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