Welcome to La Salle Institute and thank you for your interest in our International Program!

The International Program at La Salle is something truly unique and special, giving students from China and other countries an opportunity to attend school in the United States, immerse themselves in a new culture and share ideas in a safe, academically and socially-rich environment. We also believe participation in La Salle’s International Program leaves students from China better prepared to attend American colleges, should they choose to continue their education in the United States.

The International Program began in 2012 and continues to grow year after year, providing great value to everyone involved. International students are able to take classes, participate in activities and create life-long bonds with other La Salle students. International students will be paired with La Salle host families to provide further education and support.

We invite you to take a moment to learn about La Salle’s opportunities for Academics and Student Life. Then, begin the first step of your journey as part of our Lasallian family by following the International Student Application Process.

Application Process

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  • Step One: Interview Stage

    • Contact Ms. Mia Wu or Dr. Hong Yuan, the Directors of International Recruitment, to receive an application. 
    • Schedule a parent interview with Ms. Mia Wu and Dr. Hong Yuan to determine parental support for the application and to answer any questions with regard to La Salle Institute's International Program.
  • Step Two: Application Stage

    Please submit the following items to La Salle with a non-refundable $200 USD application fee:
    • Completed application, which includes your child's personal essay
    • A minimum of two teacher recommendations to include from a Math and English teacher
    • Copy of student's passport
    • Official School Transcript from past two years and present year (must be translated and evaluated for La Salle)
    • A copy of the official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language Test (TOEFL)
    • Current physical and immunization records
    If the interviews and application information provided indicate the student meets the academic and personal requirements for admission, a letter of acceptance will be issued.
  • Step Three: Acceptance/Registration

    This is a rolling admissions program with a limited number of seats. Completion of the registration process secures admission for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Once you are registered and a host family assigned, La Salle will issue your I-20.

    Registrations should be completed by mid-February for the following school year. 

    Registration process:
    • Completion of La Salle Institute's Registration Form
    • Wire transfer of a non-refundable registration fee of $2,000 USD, which will be applied toward your child's tuition
    If your Visa application is denied, your registration fee, less a processing fee of $200, will be refunded on return of your I-20.
  • Step Four: Enrollment

    • Completion of the Enrollment Form
    • Official Physical Examination Form (signed and dated by a physician)
    • Medical History Form for our Health Office and Completed Liability Waiver
    • Immunization records meeting New York State requirements (signed and dated by a physician)
    • Completion of the Minor Student Information Medical and Liability Release and Consent for Use of Image forms
    • Host Family Interview and Selection
    • Wire transfer of the full remaining tuition balance with a signed Refund Policy Agreement

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the La Salle Institute International Program is $49,000. This tuition covers all expenses while attending La Salle including school tuition and fees, school lunches, uniforms, room and board with a host family, medical insurance, ESL instruction and all school cultural trips. It does NOT cover personal expenses.

International Program Payment Schedule

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  • Registration Fee

    $2,000 is due upon receipt of the letter of acceptance. Payment of the registration fee with a signed registration form confirms admission for the 2021- 2022 school year. Once your registration fee has been received and a host family selected, you will be issued an I-20 to begin the process of applying for a Visa. If the Visa is not approved or no host family is available, your registration fee (except for $100 USD) will be refunded.
  • Tuition Payment

    • Full payment: $47,000 ($49,000 minus the $2,000 registration fee), payable by June 1, 2021.
    • Financial Aid & Scholarships: There is no financial aid available for a student in the International Program.
    • Method of Payment for the Registration Fee and Tuition: Wire transfer to La Salle Institute's account with Community Bank.