About the International Student Program

Because we believe in our unique curriculum, we developed the BASIS Global International Student Program, an academic program that accepts 14 to 18 year-old students on F-1 visas who are interested in a dynamic educational experience in the United States. Our international students enroll in a full course of study at one of our seven SEVP-certified BASIS Curriculum Schools campuses for a period of 10 months. Incoming students typically arrive in August and return home the following May. The BASIS Global International Student Program offers placement to those committed students into the 9th, 10th or 11th grade. International students are placed with a suitable, screened host family for the duration of the academic year.

The BASIS Global International Student Program provides a world-class educational and cultural experience for our students and instills a love of learning and a lifelong curiosity. Our international students bring to their new homes-away-from-home their own unique educational seasoning, and merely by being in our schools, they add layers of richness to our energetic classrooms, and receive the same in return.

Participating Campuses

The BASIS Global International Student Program currently offers placement in one our seven campuses in Arizona that are authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students:


The BASIS Global International Student Program welcomes an worldwide population of students from different countries around the world. Besides international students and host families, participating BASIS.ed managed campuses will also be enriched by the presence of such cultural, ethnic and geographic diversity.

The program is offered to nonimmigrant alien students. Upon acceptance into the program and full payment of program fees, BASIS Global issues a Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status – For Academic and Language Students”. Students use this document to apply for an F-1 visa at a United States Consulate.

Directed by Hana Shafer, the BASIS Global International Student Program is committed to providing students with the best experience in education available in the United States. For more information, please email international.education@basisglobal.net. We are excited for you to start your journey with us!