International Students

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!  

Where CVA student-athletes are from

International student-athletes attending CVA during the 21-22 school year come from France, Belgium, Spain, Turkey and Canada.  

CVA alumni are from Canada, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand and all over the world.

English Language Learners Program

The innovative English Language Learners Program 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, digital learning, and vacation home-stay arrangements.

Our snow sport programs provide additional opportunities for language practice and cultural immersion through extensive team travel.

International students may pursue math and science at an advanced level while being sheltered in English and other reading and writing-intensive courses until their English language skills are more fully developed.

Preparation and guidance in the process of applying to American colleges is available to more advanced students. There is an additional fee for this program.

International Student Application Fee

The international application fee is US $250.  Payment may be made by MasterCard, Visa, check, money order or may be wired. 

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Canadian Visa is also required

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

Obtaining a visa and I-20 documentation

Information for obtaining your VISA and I-20 for entry into the U.S. may be found below. The International Document Request Form will need to be completed for the I-20 application.

Note: Canadian students need only the I-20 to enter the US
Please contact me to request wiring instructions or for any other questions at or 207-237-4466. I look forward to working with you.

Warm Regards,

Erin Whipple
Director of Enrollment