International Student Program

Berkshire School recognizes the existence of common global concerns and the need for greater international and intercultural understanding and cooperation and welcomes the enrollment of international students. These students provide the entire student body with unique educational opportunities and an international perspective. In return, these students receive an education in a stimulating and nurturing environment, which “instills the highest standards of character and citizenship and a commitment to academic, artistic, and athletic excellence." At Berkshire, our students develop the skills they will need to succeed in American colleges and universities and in life beyond academia.

Program Director

Berkshire School's International Student Program Director oversees and coordinates all of the programs which address the needs of the international students.

Lissa McGovern
International Student Program Director

Orientation Program

New international students arrive on campus six days before the beginning of classes. During this time, they receive an academic, social, and residential introduction to the school. Other resources available:

Immigration Counseling: The Director keeps current with immigration law as it applies to international students in F-1 status and advises students on how to maintain lawful status.

Study in the States: This website contains the most current and accurate information in English and in translation provided by the Department of Homeland Security on: 1) how to obtain a student visa to study in the United States; 2) what international students need to do to maintain their student status once they have arrived in the United States and 3) what international students need to do to travel back and forth from the United States to their home countries. (On the homepage of the Study in the States website click on the tab Students at the top of the page and follow the student links to obtain the desired information.)