Interested International Students
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the International Student Program at Marquette Catholic High School?
Marquette proudly welcomes students from all over the world. The vision of our International Student Program is to promote international understanding, to create memorable and diverse learning opportunities, to transform intercultural perspectives and to nurture global connections. Some of our international students attend Marquette for a few months for an American high school experience and to enhance their English language skills. Other international students attend our school for a true four-year Marquette experience and ultimately earn a Marquette Catholic High School diploma.
Why Marquette Catholic High School?
Located just 60 miles east of downtown Chicago, on the shores of Lake Michigan in Michigan City, Marquette Catholic High School offers access to an abundance of experiences. Our International Program team consists of dedicated teachers and professionals who focus on the whole student - academic, social, personal, and spiritual. We offer many layers of support which foster the comprehensive development of your student. The number of international students in our program enhances the American experience and authentically accelerates English language proficiency.
Marquette Catholic High School attracts academically-focused students who engage, excel, and explore through our comprehensive curriculum. Students engage in foundational classes, excel in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, are challenged by honors/Advanced Placement/dual-credit coursework, and explore academic electives that open them up to discovery. Our graduates attend a gamut of excellent colleges, from highly selective, to state universities to small schools, and everything in between.
Where does the student live when attending Marquette Catholic High School?
Life outside of school proves to be an integral part of the student experience. Two student residences are part of Marquette's urban campus - a boarding house for young men and another for young women. Each residence houses a house parent who cares for the students 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Marquette matches international students who opt to live with families in our community, many of whom have their own children enrolled in the school. An extensive application, interview, background check, and ongoing supervision are all part of the process to ensure a successful experience. We encourage communication between the family, the host family, school, and student regarding academic progress as well as all aspects of life in America. The International Student Program team meets regularly with the students and host families to ensure the living arrangements continue to be an enriching experience for everyone in the home.