Join the TUSD Community for a High-Caliber Academic Program and Enriching Cultural Experience!
Torrance Unified is certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to enroll students who are “Studying in the States” on an F-1 student visa. Through our program, international students are immersed in American culture while pursuing a high-caliber education. Students should be at least 14 years old by the first day of attendance and have not completed a high school program or its equivalent.
Every school year the TUSD International Student Program welcomes students from all over the world to enroll in one of our comprehensive high schools. Our goal is to offer these students the opportunity to have a traditional American High School experience. Through this program, students are allowed to attend public high school for the equivalent of one calendar year and must pay the full, unsubsidized per capita cost of attending TUSD. Students are in the United States for the sole purpose of study and must be enrolled in a full time program.
The majority of students are approved by international education agencies who recruit and assist students through the application process. These agencies match students with carefully selected local host families and assign a local representative that can assist host parents and students with any concerns.
Become a Host Family!
Hosting an international student is a rewarding experience. You have the opportunity to experience the global world right around you in your home, while helping introduce American culture, and receive a monthly stipend. Torrance is a popular destination for international students and the TUSD International Student Program is always growing, which is why our partner agencies are always recruiting new host families. The host family experience is just as important as the school experience.
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