International Students

Welcome to the CVA Family

The international program at CVA prides itself on supporting international student-athletes to achieve their skiing and snowboarding dreams, right here at Sugarloaf Mountain.

Welcome to CVA

CVA welcomes international students to our campus and ski programs from around the world. Through the support of faculty advisors, dorm parents and CVA families, international students  quickly become an integral part of the CVA community. In the 2021-2022 school year, our student-athletes represent six countries, including, Canada, Belgium, France, Spain, Turkey and the United States.

International CVA students and alumni have started their journey to CVA from Canada, Belgium, France, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain and Turkey.

Information for International Students

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  • English Language Learners

    CVA's English Language Learners Program (ELL) develops competence in all four areas of language acquisition - listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Support within and outside of the classroom may include one-on-one tutoring, customized enhancements to classroom material, and digital learning.

    Our snow sport and home-stay programs provide additional opportunities for language practice and cultural immersion through extensive team travel.
  • Canadian Travel

    Our teams often travel to or through Canada to compete thus we require that an international student also obtains the appropriate Canadian Visa. Apply Here
  • Medical Insurance

    All CVA students are required to have a comprehensive injury and sickness plan that is accepted by local providers and practitioners. Medical insurance issued from a country outside of the United States may not provide complete coverage in the United States. Be sure to check with your family’s health insurance provider to see if they will cover your student when out of your home country. If you need to purchase insurance, CVA recommends the most comprehensive plan offered by Global Benefits Group. Visit this site for more information and to sign up Contact if you have any questions.
  • International Document Request/1-20

    CVA will provide I-20 documents once a student is accepted to our school, the parents have proven they can support the cost of our program for every year the student is enrolled (this is required by U.S. Law), and the student and parents have signed and returned the enrollment contract.

Natacha Doust P '23

Francois, our French-speaking Belgian son, a very good skier in France, chose CVA to improve his skiing skills with top level coaches while learning English.  The experience was successful! Everything was very positive! He was part of a community and happy! He has become bilingual, the lessons are of a very high standard and he has done very well in his alpine skiing competitions.  It was a very difficult year with COVID but thanks to the respect of sanitary rules and the vigilance of teachers and coaches, students had face-to-face lessons throughout the year.  This allowed them to achieve a very high academic level, which is exceptional for this year!  Thanks again to CVA!  We strongly recommend this school at all levels!