Welcome International Students!

March 10, 2023

Dear International Student,

Congratulations on your admission to Phillips Academy! In September, you will have the opportunity to experience great learning, exciting opportunities, new experiences, friendships, and fun.

Andover has a diverse international student community, with 184 international students from 47 countries. Of these, 104 are non-U.S. citizens, and 80 are U.S. citizens or joint citizens living outside the United States. These students make up approximately 15 percent of the total student population, and the Academy expects to maintain a similar international student population in 2023-2024.

To help new international students adjust to life at Andover, there is a special New International Student Orientation (NISO) program during the Opening of School. This program begins a day before domestic students arrive on campus and includes activities to help students settle into their dorms, meet new friends, get acquainted with faculty and house counselors, find their way around campus, and enjoy fun and relaxing activities.

There are also several student organizations geared towards international students, including International Club. Phillips Academy values its international students and believes in the importance of "youth from every quarter." By sharing cultural traditions, initiating conversations about cultural differences and similarities, and advancing global understanding, international students play an essential role in creating a diverse and inclusive community at Andover.

We look forward to welcoming you to Andover and wish you a successful and fulfilling academic year.

José Peralta
International Student Coordinator

Important Forms for Incoming International Students - Complete by April 10

As a new member of our community, there are some important forms that you need to complete before you arrive on campus. Please take a moment to read the following instructions and make sure to submit all the required forms by the due deadline.

The following form is required for all non-immigrant (F-1) students:

Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Registration Form - This form is required to verify your visa status and issue your Form I-20, or Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status. Please fill out and submit the F-1 Student Registration Form by April 10.

The following form is optional for all incoming international students:

Host Family Program Application - This form is necessary if you are interested in being matched with a local host family. Please complete and submit the Host Family Program Application by April 10.

Please do not hesitate to reach out ([email protected]) to us if you have any questions or concerns about the forms.