Foreign Student Admissions

Provo City School District is excited to welcome and support students seeking entrance from foreign countries, this opportunity provides a cultural experience for both the incoming students as well as our District’s students.

F1 Visas

Students interested in obtaining an I-20 form to apply for an F-1 visa to study in the public schools can do so for one year only, between 9th and 12th grade. Students on F-1 visas are required to pay the local school district the full, unsubsidized cost of their student’s education for the year, including the cost in local, state and federal funds. Attendance at a public elementary school (K-8th) is not permitted on an F-1 visa.

Total amount of students permitted for the 2020-2021 school year – 30

Please Note the new requirements for Seniors mentioned in the application

J1 Visas

Students from other countries who are in grades 9th -12th may want to consider the option of attending school in the State of Utah for one year as a foreign exchange student with a J-1 visa. Please visit the Council on Standards in International Education travel at https://www.csiet.org/ for a list of organizations that provide international educational travel services. Organizations looking to place students in Provo City School District must have the following to request placement and submit acceptance forms.

  1. a current Certificate of Acceptance and
  2. a Sworn Affidavit of Assurance signed and notarized

The link below will provide you the policy and form. View J1 Visa Information

Total amount of students permitted for the 2020-2021 school year – TBD in April by USBE. We have been granted 7 slots in the past.

Please contact the Student Services Office for questions and concerns Lauren Schoenwald Designated School Official lauarensc@provo.edu 801-374-4802 Liz M Robles Principal Designated School Official lizm@provo.edu 801-370-4640