Since its inception in 2014, Fairfield Prep has welcomed dozens of students from overseas as part of our International Students Program. Through a homestay agency partnership with Northeast Student Consulting (NESC), international students live near the Prep campus and learn in the same classroom settings as their domestic peers.
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Fairfield Prep established the International Student Program (ISP) in the fall of 2014. The decision followed a 2008 mandate by the Society of Jesus that Jesuit schools should develop programs emphasizing the importance of the modern global family. Prep joined other Jesuit secondary schools in a July 2012 colloquium to discuss the mandate and share ideas on its implementation, leading to the program’s establishment in 2014.
Although Prep has always welcomed foreign students, the establishment of the ISP marked the first time that a formal program of study for nonimmigrant foreign students had been put in place at Fairfield Prep. For the ISP's inaugural year, Fairfield Prep welcomed a total of 11 international students, spread throughout freshman, sophomore and junior years.