International Student Support

Most first-year international students for whom English is not their primary language 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.