International Student Support

All first year international students are enrolled in the International Student Support (ISS) program. ISS requires an enrollment contract addendum that reflects an annual fee ($9,000). International students who return to Saint James after their first year are re-enrolled or released from the program based on recommendations of the Director of International Student Support.

All international students are fully mainstreamed into English, history, science, and mathematics classes; the primary focus of ISS is academic skills support for these classes. Strategies for efficient text reading, reading comprehension, vocabulary, test-taking, expository writing, and research skills form the basis of the weekly work. This individualized support is not graded, and no academic credit is earned.