International Students

The Oakwood School welcomes students from around the world to its 41-acre campus in Eastern North Carolina. The school provides housing in the form of “homestays” where students live with an Oakwood host family. Hosts provide accommodations and meals as well as guidance, friendship, and assistance during the student’s tenure.

Check out Nancy Li's experience this year with the Kearney family.

She’s already like our daughter,” Michelle said of Li. “We can’t rave enough about how wonderful she is. She just fit right in and it’s been an incredible experience for all of us.

New Oasis International Education

The Oakwood School has partnered with New Oasis International Education to help international students with the admissions process and assist with their transition to the school and their new experience in the United States.

New Oasis International Education’s mission is to bridge the gaps between opportunity and success within international education to improve the quality of U.S. study abroad opportunities for international students.

Founded in 2008 in Herndon, Virginia, New Oasis partners with The Oakwood School and more than 50 of the most competitive independent high schools in the United States. New Oasis places students with host families as well as assists with their transition into American academics and culture.

The education service provides a host family for students, in which they will become a member of a typical American family for a full immersion experience, for a period of ten months. Students are then given a local coordinator and an academic advisor to assist with scheduling and everyday academic life. Many students will stay in the program and attend an American university upon completion.

Attend The Oakwood School as an international student!


New Oasis International Education
Phone: 703.429.4664
Fax: 703.439.2668
607 Herndon Parkway, Suite 210
Herndon, VA 20170 USA
New Oasis Office Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EST)
Twitter: @NewOasisEdu
Instagram: @NewOasisEdu
Facebook: /NewOasisEdu

Host an international student!


Lauren McTindal, New Oasis Program Coordinator, at 252-931-0760 x1305.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Kelly Robbins, Admissions Director, at 252-931-0760 x1103.