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International Students

Welcome. Bienvenidos. Willkommen. Salvete. 欢迎. Bienvenue. ようこそ. Salve. Добро пожаловать!

Group of CHCA International Students
Hospitality, engagement, and mutual enrichment - these words capture the heart of CHCA’s vision for our International Student Program and its impact for both national and international students. In 2007, we welcomed three Korean students who wished to complete high school in the United States.  International students are now an intentional and vital part of life and community at the Upper School. Home to one of the largest programs in our region and hosting students from 25+ countries, CHCA continues to strive for a strong cross-cultural program with students from around the globe.
Community cannot for long feed on itself; it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond, their unknown and undiscovered brothers. Howard Thurman

Mutually Enriching

We welcome students to develop as individuals who make an impact on the world. We cultivate students who engage in the world with an attitude of openness, curiosity, and willingness to ask critical questions. We create a student-centered, mutually enriching environment where all students can reflect and grow in a global community.

A Strong Start

All new international students attend Summer Academy in August. Students build academic English skills, learn and practice how to excel in the American classroom, build relationships with local students, and explore the arts, culture, and cuisine of Cincinnati.


International students are a vital part of our community. You will enrich classroom discussions and deepen your global awareness through analysis and reflection. CHCA international students experience meaningful immersion into American culture and history while increasing their knowledge of English. We share life outside the classroom through world-class opportunities in athletics, robotics, visual and performing arts, service, and entrepreneurial studies.

What makes the CHCA International experience exceptional?
  • Rigorous academics
  • English language mastery
  • Command of American culture, business, and leadership
  • Full community involvement and integration
  • Dedicated program staff focused on academics, community integration, and student support

University Matriculations

A sampling of where our most recent graduates are continuing their academic careers.
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