The Commission has observed the significant (and increasing) numbers of international students enrolling in member day schools and has been gathering information about living arrangements, program modifications, financial implications, revisions in mission, and other implications for schools. We have sponsored two well-attended conferences at which we have heard perspectives of cultural experts, legal counsel, government representatives, and leaders of schools with extensive experience working with an international population. A third conference was held on October 25, 2012.
The interest of international students in attending our schools presents great opportunities, but it also calls on the Commission to consider its responsibilities in the context of accreditation. The Commission must maintain its standards to assure the well-being of those students and the continued institutional integrity of our schools. Furthermore, the Department of Homeland Security relies on NEASC accreditation when approving schools to receive international students.
Reporting the Addition of a Homestay Program