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 a 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.
In recent years, students enrolled in our international program have gone on to study at U.S. colleges such as:
- Boston University
- Clark University
- New York University
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- University of Connecticut
- University of Colorado at Boulder
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute
For more information about Thetford Academy and our International Student Program, please contact Diana Garcia-Lavigne, ISP Director and ELL faculty member.