Journeys School

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International Program


 

Journeys School’s small international program for high school students offers a rich experience, both in terms of academic challenge and innovative education. The global focus of our curriculum allows for international students and local students to interact and discuss issues relevant to the 21st century. All international students are enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Weekend and after-school experiences include outdoor trips, cultural experiences, robotics team and athletics, among many other opportunities. Housing for international students is arranged through our homestay program.

The school sponsors F1 visas and offers English Language Learning (ELL) support based on English language proficiency. International students are enrolled in the same classes as American students with support  provided to students that need more English language development. The school also receives J-1 students from approved government sponsored programs.

Jackson Hole is an extraordinary mountain valley that offers countless opportunities for exploration and discovery. Combined with a significant arts/culture community in the valley, the area offers a cosmopolitan feel in a resort town. The experience at Journeys School is the perfect combination of challenging academics and small town America.

For admissions information and deadlines, please contact the admissions department at 307-732-7745 or email admissions@journeysschool.org. Successful applicants will have reviewed the high school program book and are willing to commit to the philosophy and culture of Journeys School.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

International applicants to Journeys High School may need to further develop their English proficiency before being prepared to thrive in our grades 6-12 International Baccalaureate Program. If your primary language of academic instruction has not been in English for the past four or more years, you will need to complete the English proficiency testing. Journeys School accepts the TOEFL and ITEP test as a measure of English proficiency. Information about each test can be found at the links below.

TOEFL IBT:
Journeys School Institution Code is 5354. There are over 9000 institutions (schools, governments, and private business) that use TOEFL scores. Journeys School requires a minimum score of 75. http://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/about/

ITEP:
iTEP SLATE (Secondary Level Assessment Test of English) is used to assess the English Language Proficiency of High School age students or younger. Journeys School is a registered partner with iTEP-SLATE, so no code is needed to have your scores made available to the school. Journeys School requires a minimum score of 5. http://tinyurl.com/l494tjm

Student Services and College

  • International student orientation plus a guided tour of Jackson Hole and a trip to Grand Teton National Park.
  • English language support in the form of English as a second language class.
  • Journeys, which are 3-4 day long trips into nature or our local community to build friendships and community, and to experience place-based education.
  • A TOEFL prep course for senior international student to prepare for the TOEFL exam which is required by nearly all English speaking universities in the US.
  • The individualized college counseling program is provided to international students in the same format as all students enrolled in Journeys School. 100% of Journeys School graduates have been accepted to college. Click here for more information on College Counseling.

How to Apply

All international admissions will follow the same application and deadlines posted on the Admissions Process and Deadlines section. For more information, please contact the Admission department at 307-732-7745 or email admissions@journeysschool.org.

 

Enrollment Options:

 

International Completion Program: Students enroll with plans to graduate from Journeys School. Tuition and Homestay fee is $29,900 per academic year.

International Exchange Program: Students spend one or two semesters at Journeys School with plans to return to their own school for graduation. Tuition and Homestay fee is $29,900 for one academic year. Tuition with housing accommodations for less than one academic year will be prorated on a case-by-case basis.

International Scholars Program: Students that exceed the normal admissions standards and spend one or two semesters at Journeys School with plans to return to their own school for graduation. Tuition and Homestay fee: $29,900 per year; tuition assistance is available based on need.

Journeys School has hosted students from many different countries including:

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