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Wilmington Christian School provides International Students strong academics while learning about American culture and Christianity. Our school allows students to choose extra curricular activities, athletics, and experiences that are offered on campus to all students. It is our goal for students to grow and mature academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually while attending our school; ultimately earning a high school diploma and continuing on to higher education.  Wilmington Christian School and our host families are committed to building relationships while providing a safe and nurturing environment to students.

Our Services:

  • New student orientation  
  • Weekly tutoring/mentoring to track academic progress and transition  
  • International student writing class  
  • International student foundations of the Bible class  
  • English as a second language (ESL) tutoring (available for an additional fee)  
  • Monthly individual meetings with the Program Coordinator  
  • Monthly reports on personal and academic growth/areas of improvement  
  • Monthly social events/activities  
  • Birthday and holiday recognition
  • Communication from the program coordinator directly with agent/agency  
  • Host family recruiting and screening  
  • Host family training/orientation, includes communication & conflict resolution  
  • Monthly reports provided by the host family coordinator  
  • Fee includes lodging, food and transportation

International Student Admissions Forms

For those interested in applying to the ISP (International Student Program) at WCS please contact Stephanie Galbraith, WCS ISP Coordinator, who can connect you with one of our supporting local agencies. sgalbraith@wilmingtonchristian.org

Hong Teng International – Mrs. Hong Hou
AHLI (American Home Life International) – Mr. Douglas Brooks
ACES (American Cultural Exchange Society) – Mr. Alvin Yang

 

Host Family Opportunities

Wilmington Christian School is accepting applications from families who are looking to open their homes for a missions opportunity, by hosting an international student next school year 2017-2018!  Families provide:  a room, meals, and transportation to and from school and church—families receive a monthly stipend to cover the expenses of the meals and transportation.  Students pay for their own tuition, clothes, traveling expenses, toiletries, etc.  Our program at Wilmington Christian, provides lots of support for both students and families.  Students meet regularly for one-on-one meetings with the Student Coordinator.  There is also tutoring for the international students, as well as fun events planned for the group.  All of the international students have lunch every Wednesday with the Student Coordinator and the Hosting Coordinator.  Please contact Kelli Pitman (kpitman@wilmingtonchristian.org) for more information.

 

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  • Stephanie Galbraith
    International Student Program Coordinator
    High School

    WCS Graduate - 1999

    B.S. University of Delaware

    M. Ed. Wilmington University

    As the WCS International Program Coordinator, she is the first contact for international agencies or students who are interested in coming to WCS. Stephanie assists agencies and families in the admissions process.  After a Skype interview and reviewing paperwork, students can apply in order to be accepted into the International Program.  Once a student is accepted our Host Family Coordinator works on finding a host family that would be a good fit for the student.  Stephanie also supports the students as the Student Coordinator.  In this role she provides an orientation for all international students to help them acclimate to the new environment and to help ease the transition.  Each month she meets with students on a one on one basis as well as leading a weekly international student lunch time in which important announcements are shared and students can have fellowship just as a International group.  Monthly events are planned for the group and some months special lunches are brought in to enjoy. As the Student Coordinator Stephanie is checking on the students overall progress within the school and home.  If there are any concerns she works with the students, families, and the school to find a solution to work through any issues that may arise.

Mrs. Stephanie Galbraith is a WCS alumnus (1999) and a former WCS teacher. As the WCS international program coordinator, she is the first contact for agencies who have students that are interested in coming to WCS. Stephanie assists agencies and families in the admissions process.  After a Skype interview and reviewing paperwork, students can apply in order to be accepted into the International Program.  Once a student is accepted our Host Family Coordinator works on finding a host family that would be a good fit for the student.  Stephanie also supports the students as the Student Coordinator.  In this role she provides an orientation for all international students to help them acclimate to the new environment and to help ease the transition.  Each month she meets with students on a one on one basis as well as leading a weekly international student lunch time in which important announcements are shared and students can have fellowship just as a International group.  Monthly events are planned for the group and some months special lunches are brought in to enjoy. As the Student Coordinator Stephanie is checking on the students overall progress within the school and home.  If there are any concerns she works with the students, families, and the school to find a solution to work through any issues that may arise.

  • Kelli Pitman
    4th Grade Teacher, International Student Program Host Family Coordinator
    Elementary School, High School

    WCS Graduate - 1989

    B.S. University of Delaware

    As the Host Family Coordinator for the WCS International Student Program (ISP), Kelli assists families in the hosting process by providing families student background information, proper paperwork, and communicates with biological families or agencies when assigning families to students.  She supports host families through the entire hosting process and creates very thorough  monthly reports that are shared with biological parents and agencies  to see the students progress.  She evaluates how the relationships and adjustments are going for the student and families within the home.   Our ISP provides host families training and preparation in August prior to the students arrival.  It is our goal for students and families to build a relationship and for the international student to have a positive experience and learn how to excel academically while families minister to them and show Christ in their home.

Mrs. Kelli Pitman is a WCS alumnus (1989) and currently teaches 4th grade at WCS. As the host family coordinator for WCS international program, Kelli assists families in the hosting process by providing families student background information, proper paperwork, and communicates with agencies when assigning families to students.  She supports host families through the entire hosting process and creates very thorough monthly reports that are shared with parents and agencies to see the students progress.  She evaluates how the relationships and adjustments are going for the student and families within the home.  Our international program provides host families training and preparation in August prior to the students arrival.  It is our goal for students and families to build a relationship and for the international student to have a positive experience and learn how to excel academically while families minister to them and show Christ in their home.

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