Archbishop Stepinac High School faculty and staff recently announced that they will welcome a group of students from China for the 2013-14 school year, adding to its reputation as a regional leader in assisting students of varied backgrounds.
In partnership with EduOne, which sponsors and has placed thousands of international students in schools throughout the country, Stepinac will be hosting students from China for the first time. The school has previously worked with EduOne to invite international students to its education program.
“Based on the positive impact our academic programs have had for our previous international students who were from Korea, EduOne requested to work with us again this year with a similar program for students from China,” said Stepinac President Father Tom Collins. “Our school has gained wide recognition for the extensive program of educational opportunities we provide. We look forward to expanding the Stepinac experience to this new group of visiting students. This is an enrichment opportunity for our entire student body, as well as our faculty and staff.”
In conjunction with the program, Father Collins visited China earlier this summer where he met with the students’ families to discuss details about the program. The visiting students will be fully integrated members of the Stepinac community and involved in all aspects of school life. On weekends, they will visit museums and other relevant destinations in Westchester and New York City. They will also visit a number of colleges in the area.
In addition, EduOne arranges residential accommodations and a broad range of other services for its international students. The Stepinac students will reside at the YMCA in White Plains where they will be mentored by professional staff. A Stepinac staff member, who is fluent in Mandarin and has lived in China, will serve as liaison to the students. The director of EduOne, who lives in Korea, will be in New York for the first three months of the school year to offer additional assistance. Additionally, Stepinac will work with local colleges to provide two interns to work with the visiting students. One is pursuing a career in education to become TEFL-certified, a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language and the other is a graduate student who will work as a guidance counselor for the international students.
“Stepinac is a diverse community and this is a great opportunity to broaden the educational experience of all of the students,” added Father Collins. “We take pride in assisting international students with their educational success and are pleased to continue our partnership with EduOne to help us expand these efforts.”
For more information about the international program at Stepinac High School, please contact Principal Paul Carty at (914) 946-4800.
Founded in 1948, Archbishop Stepinac High School’s mission is to offer young men a highly competitive academic and extracurricular program that will prepare them for college and leadership roles. The faculty and staff accomplish these objectives by pursuing excellence and creating a supportive, disciplined atmosphere with a strong sense of camaraderie and Christian values that are unique to the Stepinac experience. For more information on Stepinac High School please visit www.stepinac.org.