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International Students

Welcome to the Xavier High School International Student Program

Xavier High School is SEVIS approved and is proud to welcome international students. Our international community is diverse and vibrant. Our goal is warm hospitality while achieving high academic success, in an environment of cultural exploration and understanding.

The International Student Program at Xavier High School offers students a chance to explore their interests, and experience life in Appleton, one of the safest communities in Wisconsin. Our students develop an understanding of the cultural complexities of studying in a diverse educational setting. International students partake fully in academic, social, and spiritual life at Xavier by participating in academic programs, clubs, arts, and athletics.

Admission Process

Xavier High School does not provide boarding facilities. International students use agency services for host family arrangements and guardianship. Students must apply through an approved agency or have a family member living in the Appleton area. Students who enroll at Xavier with agency representation are required to remain with that agency throughout their education.

Below is a list of agencies that have previously submitted student applications to Xavier High School. This list is only provided for convenience. Xavier High School does not endorse any particular agency.

Host an International Student

Looking for a way to bring an international flair to your home? Consider hosting an international student! Host families are needed to open their homes to students from around the world. Xavier hosts more than 40 international students from 15 different countries. Host families with children currently enrolled may receive up to a $2,000 tuition discount from Xavier and a monthly stipend from our partnering agencies. Email Matt Parish or call 920-733-6632 for more information.

Explore Appleton, Wisconsin and the Fox Cities!

Consisting of 19 communities, Appleton and the Fox Cities make up the third-largest metropolitan area in Wisconsin and are considered one of the safest communities in the Midwest. Appleton has a lively and walkable downtown famous for hosting the annual Mile of Music festival along with many other festivals and events. With a vibrant arts scene, museums, galleries, and a performing arts center, there are many opportunities to experience Appleton for yourself. Come and explore the natural wonders, shops, and restaurants the Fox Cities have to offer.

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View a day in the life of an XHS International Student

For questions, please call or email:

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Kim Hammen


Works with students with the last names I-MĀ and international students.

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Matthew Parish

Associate Principal XHS

Matt is thrilled to be serving the Xavier community. He was born and raised in Wyoming ...

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