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Dear Incoming Shamrock, International students have been a valued part of the Incarnate Word family for more than 20 years. Students from all over the world have found their home here in our empowering student community. Despite the challenging circumstances we all face now, we welcome you to learn more, engage with us, and apply for admission! Learn about all the opportunities Incarnate Word has for international students:
  • Opportunities for dual credit classes at the University of the Incarnate Word
  • Dedicated staff member supporting your needs
  • ESL classes and one-on-one tutoring with full-time teachers
  • Small class sizes and personal attention from teachers
  • Comprehensive counseling throughout the U.S. university admissions process
  • Specialized programming designed to introduce you to your new home in San Antonio
  • A wealth of extracurricular activities for you to jump into, no matter your interests!

Start Your Journey Here

List of 6 items.

  • Step 1: Submit an Application

    Create an account online and fill out the application. 

    Please note that Firefox and Google Chrome work best for the online application.
  • Step 2: Submit Required Documents

    IWHS requires the following documents to be received for the application to be considered complete. Documents may be uploaded to the online application or submitted via email:
    • Copies of official transcripts from the prior 3 years of school, translated into English
    • Copy of passport and any visas you hold for the United States
    • Confidential Recommendation Form
    • Financial Declaration Form
    • Bank Statement showing credible evidence of sufficient funds (must be an original document signed by a bank official)
    • Immunization Records, translated into English
  • Step 3: Submit an English Test Score Report

    IWHS requires one of the following test scores to be received. Documents may be uploaded to the online application or submitted via email:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • or Duolingo English Test score report
  • Step 4: Pay Application Fee

    Incoming students are required to submit a non-refundable $100 application fee.
  • Step 5: Schedule Video Interview

    Once your application is complete, our Director of Admissions will contact you to schedule an online video interview. After all documents are received and the interview is completed, the Director of Admissions will send out the student’s I-20 so that the student may apply for their F-1 visa.
  • Step 6: Find Your New Home

    Incarnate Word partners with two CSIET-certified homestay agencies, the American Homestay Network and American Home Life International, to provide safe, loving host families to our international students. Please contact our representatives listed below to get started on finding your new home!

    American Homestay Network: Rachel Schwarcz, Tel: (908) 768-4079, Email: rachel.schwarz@studentroomstay.com

    American Home Life International: Sharon Stephens, Tel: 717-560-2840, Email: admissions@amhomelife.org

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Ariana Uribe

    Ariana Uribe 

    Director of Recruitment & Enrollment
  • Photo of Emily Floyd

    Emily Floyd 

    High School International Program Coordinator

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