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International Applicants

    • Tabor International students with Steve Downes & Rick DaSilva

What is the International Community at Tabor like?

The presence of over 100 international students at Tabor provides a special opportunity to promote connections with people and cultures from around the globe. Our curriculum, service-learning trips, and short-term high school exchange programs aim to build collaboration, learning, and global understanding within an internationally and culturally diverse school community.

A Global Educational Opportunity

We accept and welcome the challenges of working across cultures which involve, not only assisting our international students to integrate and adjust to American culture and boarding school life but also making cultural outreach and acceptance a priority for our American students as they prepare for careers and lives in an ever-connected global economy.

Tabor Supports International Students and Families

The Center for International Students is staffed by two full-time faculty members, Mr. Downes, and Mr. DaSilva. They assist our international students as advisors and advocates and facilitate communication between students, faculty, families, and alumni. They help with travel and visa requirements, assist in the college process, and work tirelessly to build community throughout Tabor in order to broaden the cultural experience of all Tabor students. They travel frequently to Asia, and to Latin America, Europe, and the Caribbean to host admission and Tabor receptions and gatherings.

International Students Thrive at Tabor

A distinct result of Tabor's international program is the widespread involvement of our international students in both appointed and elected leadership positions across campus. International Student Co-Heads lead our overall international program, and other international students serve as dormitory proctors, head tour guides, co-editors of the yearbook, class officers, peer tutors, library proctors, and Global Partners for International Orientation. Each year, several International Students are elected as class officers by their classmates, reflecting their integration and active role in community life.

Please Join Us: We welcome your application!

Our application requirements are the same for domestic and international applicants with two exceptions: 

TOEFL - Applicants whose primary language is not English are required to take the TOEFL. We request a score of 80+ to apply.

Vericant - Applicants from Mainland China are required to complete a pre-interview with Vericant, and to submit a qualifying TOEFL score of 100+. For more information about our application process, please click here.

We will accept both the TOEFL home edition (outside of China) and the Vericant TOEFL+ edition (inside China) until TOEFL resumes regular testing. We will accept IELTS and Duolingo as English assessments.

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Stephen Downes

    Stephen Downes 

    Director, Center for International Students; Associate Director, International Recruitment

Countries Represented

Australia Korea
Bahamas Malaysia
Bermuda  Mexico
British Virgin Islands Oman
Canada Saudi Arabia
China Spain
Egypt  Taiwan
Germany Thailand
Hong Kong United Kingdom
Jamaica Vietnam

Scholar Programs

Tabor has the unique privilege of welcoming excellent students from three countries that send a small group of their top scholars each year, selected through a national competition that includes an exam and interview. This special group, supported for their secondary, university, and postgraduate studies in the United States and several other countries, join us for their senior, and often junior, years. As future leaders and global citizens, they personify Tabor’s global engagement beyond our shores. 
  • Thai Scholars: The Kingdom of Thailand has sent one or two Thai Scholars annually since the early 1960s.
  • Crown Prince Scholars: The Crown Prince of Bahrain sends a Bahraini Scholar each year since 2003.
  • Takatuf Scholars: The Sultanate of Oman sent the first Takatuf Scholar in September 2014.


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