About our Students

International Student Life

International students choose BASIS.ed International Student Program to experience the critically acclaimed BASIS Curriculum and the culture of the American classroom. International students get an up-close, local, and national view of American life, American values, and American ingenuity.

During their time abroad, students attend classes that challenge and prepare them academically for college or university. Outside of school, our students experience first-hand what life is like in American homes. Through our Student Ambassador program, we ensure each international student has at least one familiar face on the first day of school and throughout the year to help them acclimate to the BASIS Curriculum lifestyle. In addition to academic and cultural immersion, our students are presented many opportunities for outside fun including site-seeing trips, locally and throughout the state, end-of-year celebrations, and a selection of numerous extracurricular activities like clubs, sports, or academic societies.

BASIS students in class

Orientation and End-of-Year Party

Before the school year starts, all international students attend a mandatory orientation. During orientation, they will meet the Student Ambassadors, Head of School, teachers, school staff, and BASIS.ed ISP program managers. The students will learn about American culture, customs, host family expectations and rules, and SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program) rules and regulations.

To round out our students’ time in the U.S., we host an annual End-of-Year party at a venue in Arizona! All our international students come together one last time to celebrate the year’s accomplishments.