Nebraska Christian Schools has been welcoming international students since the 1970s. For many years, only one or two international students attended NC each year, and the majority of these students came from Japan. These students received tutoring support, but no ESL classes were offered.
The international program as it exists today began in 2001 with the arrival of Superintendent Dr. David J. Edgren. Under Dr. Edgren's leadership, NC's international program grew to include students from China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Macau, South Korea, Spain, Mexico, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, the Dominican Republic, and Germany.
The international program continues to thrive today, and we currently have 32 students from six countries studying at Nebraska Christian. English aquisition and immersion are some of the benefits of studying with us.
English as a Second Language
Nebraska Christian offers ESL support in several areas corresponding to a student's level of English proficiency. Following are the ESL classes currently offered:
Beginning ESL Grammar
Intermediate ESL Grammar
Students who arrive at Nebraska Christian with a low level of English proficiency may take mostly ESL classes; as students become more proficient in English, they will be moved into regular classes. Tutoring is available for all international students.
International Student Fees
Application Fee: $300 (non refundable) for first-time applicants
Nebraska Christian pays the $200 SEVIS I-20/I-94 fee.
This is used for unanticipated expenses. Any portion of the deposit not used by the student will be refunded at the time of departure.
International Student Fees: $25,950*
Includes tuition, room and board, ESL support, insurance, activity fee, book fee, extra-curricular activity fees, airport trips for fall arrival and spring departure, and home stays or airport trips for Christmas and Spring Break. Does not include the graduation fee of $60 or medical fees not covered by insurance.
This fee also covers several day trips during both semesters for shopping trips to Asian markets, eating at Asian restaurants, and attending various concerts, sporting events, and plays.
Also included are two major trips per year. Past trips have gone to Chicago; the Rocky Mountains in Colorado; San Antonio, Texas; Branson, Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri; Washington, D.C.; and Denver, Colorado.
* Scholarships are available for students with a better than average grasp of the English language.
All tuition and fees are due by June 1. For application or visa appointment after June 1, one full semester payment is due before the I-20 will be issued. If the student does not receive his/her visa, the tuition payment will be refunded (less the wiring fee) upon our receipt of the official document stating the reason for denial.
A late payment fee of $250 will be assessed on payments that are made after June 1. The student's spot will not be guaranteed if payment is not received by June 10.
Since all accounts with the school are due and payable on June 1, the following refunds will be made to students who withdraw. Tuition and dorm fees: 50% for an academic semester in which classes have met for ten days or less. No refund for semesters in which classes have met for more than ten days. No refunds will be given if a student is dismissed for disciplinary reasons.