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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDELINES

Below are the Guidelines that International Students must follow. Students and their families must read and fully understand each item before signing.

    STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

  • Students must obey the rules set by the respective school and be respectful of its traditions, staff and faculty. The student must also agree to observe any religious procedures the school requires (e.g. mass, morning prayers, etc). Please refer to the Student Handbook for complete details.
  • Plagiarism or cheating is considered a serious violation of the school셲 academic policy and such misconduct is not allowed. Plagiarism is copying anything that is not your original work봞 student must not copy assignments from any book or internet source and may not copy another student셲 work. The student will receive a failing grade if he/she is caught cheating during a quiz or test or claims ownership of information that is not his/her original work. The student will also be dismissed immediately from the school and the student셲 I-20 will be cancelled. The student will be returned to his/her family at the family셲 own expense. All fees paid will be nonrefundable.
  • The student, during their stay in the United States, must obey and abide by the laws of the United States of America and the laws of the particular state(s) in which he/she will reside throughout his/her stay in the U.S. The student must not participate in any of the following
    • May not be involved in the distribution of illegal drugs at any time.
    • May not participate in the use of any drugs at any time.
    • May not consume alcoholic drinks, smoke tobacco, or inhale any foreign substance at any time.
    • May not gamble at any time.
    • May not possess, use or be involved in the distribution of weaponry at any time.
  • The student is expected to finish and hand in all school assignments and pass all classes. If a student fails one or more classes at the end of the school year, the student will not be able to continue with his/her education at the school and the I-20 will be terminated. If an assignment or class is too difficult, the student must discuss the assignment(s) with the teacher and/or International Student Coordinator at Edu-Link. If the student is struggling to understand English in class, the student must speak with teacher and/or International Student Coordinator at Edu-Link.
  • Each student will be given a school tablet PC or computer which is designed to enhance his/her educational experience at the school. The student may not use the computer for any other purpose other than for school related matters (e.g. internet chatting, games, etc. is not permitted). If a student downloads any type of computer program unrelated to school work, the student will be responsible for any penalties and the amount of the penalty will be determined by the school.
  • In the case of severe misconduct, the school reserves the right to expel the student. The student will be dismissed immediately from school and the student셲 I-20 will be cancelled. The student will be returned to his/her family at the family셲 own expense. In this case, all fees paid will be nonrefundable.
  • During the student셲 stay in the United States, the student must make an effort to improve his/her English (both in fluency and writing) and become better integrated into the community. The student is encouraged to interact not only with other international students but also with the general student body, teachers, counselors, and host family.
  • The student must be aware and responsible for three important documents: F-1 Visa that must be renewed every time you leave the U.S.; I-20 must be signed by a school official every year.; and you must keep passport and I-20 together at all times especially when you are traveling. (If you have any questions about this, contact the International Student Coordinator at
    Edu-Link immediately at (201) 845-9322 or e-mail at gina@TheEdulink.com.)
  • ATTENDANCE AND VACATION PLANS

  • The student must take school seriously and must attend all classes without being absent or late. Repeated absences from class without a doctor셲 note will result in an incomplete grade at the end of the marking period, and the student will not be invited back to school for the following year. The student셲 I-20 will be terminated.
  • The student must inform the International Student Coordinator at Edu-Link if he/she plans to travel outside of the United States and must send a detailed flight itinerary to Edu-Link during school holidays. The student must coordinate in advance his/her arrival and departure dates with the International Student Coordinator at Edu-Link and/or with the host family in order to arrange availability for transportation.
  • The student may not extend the number of days during the school셲 spring and/or winter break. Missing classes before and after each break will not be allowed.
  • The student셲 parents/guardians must consult directly with the International Student Coordinator at Edu-Link for all official business regarding their child if they will be visiting their child in the United States.
  • TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS

  • The student may not travel around the U.S., stay in another student셲 home overnight, or have another student stay in the host family셲 home overnight without written consent from the parents or legal person responsible for the international student. If there is a responsible adult approved by student's parents who will be staying with you during your travel, permission must be submitted to the International Student Coordinator at Edu-Link three (3) days in advance, and any request received later than three days will not be honored. Student may not travel without adult supervision.
  • When the student travels at the end of the school year or during school break, the student must check with the host family prior to making travel arrangements so that the student and host family can work out a convenient time for transportation to and from the airport. The student must book his/her ticket to leave and arrive at the nearest airport if transportation arrangements are needed by the host family. If a student leaves and arrives at a different airport, the student is responsible to pay for their own taxi services and the host family will not provide transportation.
  • LIVING WITH A HOST FAMILY

  • The student is required to disclose to the host family and to the International Student Coordinator at Edu-Link information on any and all prescription and over-the-counter medication the student must use on a regular basis. Any medication brought in from another country must be disclosed, and it is strongly recommended that instructions on how to use the medication is shared as well in the event of any emergency.
  • The student must be respectful of his/her host family. Each host family's home has different rules to follow; therefore the student must follow any rules the host family may have in their home. Additional guidelines include:
    • Ask the host family before inviting friends over after school or on the weekend.
    • Notify host family where he/she is when they are not at home after school or on the weekend.
    • Maintain healthy sleep habits in order to be productive and engaged in the school as well as in the community. Therefore, be mindful of such rules as 쐋ights out, quiet hours, restricted internet use, and/or curfews and do not play music, watch TV, play games, be on the internet, or keep company later than bedtime. As part of the house rules, families will set a curfew that students must respect.
    • Smoking is not permitted in the host family셲 home.
    • No pets of any kind are permitted.
    • Students must clean their own room, do their own laundry and wash their own dishes if they are asked to do so by the host family. The student will also be required to do some chores in the household if the host family asks the student to complete them.
    • Students must respect the host family셲 property and not damage anything. If anything is damaged due to the student셲 carelessness, the student is responsible and will pay for any damages.
    • Once at your host family residence, the student must speak only in English.
    • Students should take advantage of their stay in the United States. Students must interact with the host family as much as possible and try to limit your alone time in your room.
    • If a student becomes sick, use the health insurance card. If there are additional expenses, the student will be responsible for payment. The student's host family will bring the student to the doctor's office.
    • Hygienic customs are different in the United States, and it is important that you understand these customs to avoid any embarrassing misunderstandings. Normally, in the U.S. a student should take a shower every day, use deodorant and brush his/her teeth. If you have any questions regarding some of the customs in the United States, discuss it with the host family or ask International Student Coordinator at Edu-Link.
  • While the student셲 family is allowed to visit him/her during the school year, they must find separate housing accommodations for themselves. The parents may not stay with the student. The host family is not required to house the student셲 family at any time.
  • If problems should arise between the student and host family, Edu-Link셲 International Student Coordinator will assist in resolving the conflicts. However, it is strongly encouraged that the student and host family attempt to resolve the matters first between themselves.
  • In the case of prolonged misbehavior on the part of the student, the host family reserves the right to ask the student to be removed from their household. In this case, the student셲 family is required to pay the 쐆ost family change fee of $500 (USD) to the International Student Coordinator at Edu-Link in order to find new housing arrangements for the student.
  • At times, the host family may have reasons to terminate their host family status (e.g., bankruptcy, moving, renovations, etc.).
    In this case, new housing arrangements will be made for the student at no cost to the student셲 family.
  • When a student is placed into a host family, he/she may change the host family within a 30 day grace period after the student moves in only if every attempt to resolve any concerns have been mediated by the International Student Coordinator at
    Edu-Link. If the student wants to move after 30 days, the student셲 family is required to pay the 쐆ost family change fee of
    $500 (USD).
  • LOGISTICS

  • Due to liability reasons, students are not permitted to purchase their own car and cannot purchase car insurance during their study in the High School Program. Students are also not permitted to drive anyone셲 car including the host family셲 car and/or friend's car
  • If a student wishes to purchase personal items (e.g., cell phones, clothes, decorations, etc.), he/she is required to bring separate, private funds to pay for those items or have them sent by his/her family from home.

 

If a student violates any of the rules and regulations, the school has the right to bring the issue to the disciplinary committee and in the event that the student is dismissed from the school, the student will be asked to return home immediately at the expense of his/her family. All fees will be nonrefundable and the student셲 I-20 will be terminated immediately.

If you have any questions about these guidelines,
please refer the questions to the International Student Coordinator at Edu-Link.

(201) 845-9322 or e-mail at gina@TheEdulink.com

 

 

 
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