International Student Support Program



The diverse New Hampton community includes students from over 25 nations and faculty members who have lived and worked all around the world. Embracing the New England boarding experience and nurturing multifaceted talents of each student, athlete, artist, and aspiring leader, this vibrant school provides ample opportunities for global and cross-cultural learning on a daily basis.
 
The International Support Program at New Hampton School offers guidance to international students and their families as they navigate new cultural and educational experiences. International students at New Hampton School build authentic relationships with their peers and experience first hand our inclusive, close-knit community. They are encouraged to take advantage of a variety of curricular and co-curricular program offerings, leadership opportunities in residential houses, on student government, or as international ambassadors. 

Immigration Information for New International Students

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  • International Students with United States citizenship

    Students holding a U. S. passport do not need to obtain any additional documentation from the Department of Homeland Security. To verify this, please complete the following steps:
    1. Fill out the IMMIGRATION STATUS FORM. (Available within NHS Online Forms on Parents Resource page
    2. Submit a copy of the identification page of your son’s/daughter’s passport. We prefer a color copy. You may send a picture of the identification page via email to isp@newhampton.org, or by fax to 001-603-677-3481. 
  • International Students residing in the U.S. in other than F-1 status

    Students currently maintaining another non-immigrant status in the U.S. might not need to fulfill any further requirements for the Department of Homeland Security. We will advise you on any further steps, as appropriate, depending on the information solicited below.
     
    Please complete the following steps: 
    1. Fill out the IMMIGRATION STATUS FORM. (Available within NHS Online Forms on Parents Resource page
    2. Submit a copy of your son’s or daughter’s passport (both the identification page and also a visa page documenting respective non-immigrant status). We prefer a color copy. You may send these items via email to isp@newhampton.org, or by fax to 001-603-677-3481. 
  • Citizens of Canada, Bermuda and BVI

    Although citizens of Canada, Bermuda, and BVI do not need to apply for an F-1 visa, they must still maintain an F-1 status during their studies in the United States. Therefore, students must obtain the Form I-20 and complete an online Form I-901, along with a submission of the adjacent payment ($200). Upon their entry to the U.S., students must present both, the Form I-20 and the receipt of payment of the SEVIS I-901 fee.
     
    New Hampton School will issue the Form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility for a Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student, for Citizens of Canada, Bermuda and BVI based on the Application for the Form I-20. To assure timely issuance of the Form I-20, as well as compliance with all regulations, we respectfully request that you provide us with the complete information solicited and all appropriate supportive evidence as noted. New Hampton School will mail the Form I-20 via Federal Express to the preferred mailing address specified in your application.
     
    Please complete the following steps:
    1. Fill out the IMMIGRATION STATUS FORM. (Available within NHS Online Forms on Parents Resource page)
    2. Complete the APPLICATION FOR THE FORM I-20. (Available within NHS Online Forms on Parents Resource page upon completion of the Immigration Status Form)
    3. Please submit a copy of the documentary evidence of financial support as listed within the Application (proof of income/bank statement). You may send a copy via email to isp@newhampton.org, or by fax to 001-603-677-3481. 
    4. Please submit a copy of the identification page of your son’s or daughter’s passport. We prefer a color copy. You may send a picture of the identification page via email to isp@newhampton.org, or by fax to 001-603-677-3481. 
  • International Students residing outside of the U.S. planning to study in the U.S. for the first time

    International students (with the exceptions listed above) must apply for an F-1 Student visa and maintain an F-1 status during their studies in the United States.To support their F-1 Student visa application, New Hampton School will issue a Form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility for a Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student, based on the Application for the Form I-20. To assure timely issuance of the Form I-20, as well as compliance with all regulations, we respectfully request that you provide us with the complete information solicited and all appropriate supportive evidence as noted. New Hampton School will mail the Form I-20 via Federal Express to the preferred mailing address specified in your application.
     
    Please complete the following steps:
    1. Fill out the IMMIGRATION STATUS FORM. (Available within NHS Online Forms on Parents Resource page)
    2. Complete the APPLICATION FOR THE FORM I-20. (Available within NHS Online Forms on Parents Resource page upon completion of the Immigration Status Form)
    3. Please submit a copy of the documentary evidence of financial support as listed within the Application (proof of income/bank statement). You may send a copy via email to isp@newhampton.org, or by fax to 001-603-677-3481. 
    4. Please submit a copy of the identification page of your son’s or daughter’s passport. We prefer a color copy. You may send a picture of the identification page via email to isp@newhampton.org, or by fax to 001-603-677-3481. 
  • International Students residing in the U.S. in F-1 status

    Students currently maintaining an F-1 status (living in the U.S. and enrolled in a full course of study in a middle school or a high school) might be eligible to transfer their status. Based on the documents requested below, New Hampton School will issue a Transfer Form I-20. Your son/daughter will not need to renew his/her visa, as long as its validity extends to the 2017-2018 Academic year, or pay again the $200 SEVIS fee. To assure timely issuance of the Transfer Form I-20, as well as compliance with all regulations, we respectfully request that you provide us with the complete information solicited and all appropriate supportive evidence as noted. New Hampton School will mail the Transfer Form I-20 via Federal Express to the preferred mailing address specified in your application.
     
     
    Please complete the following steps:
    1. Fill out the IMMIGRATION STATUS FORM. (Available within NHS Online Forms on Parents Resource page)
    2. Complete the APPLICATION FOR THE FORM I-20. (Available within NHS Online Forms on Parents Resource page upon completion of the Immigration Status Form)
    3. Download, print, and complete STUDENT SEVIS RECORD TRANSFER RELEASE FORM. Please submit the completed form via email
    4. Please submit a copy of the documentary evidence of financial support as listed within the Application (proof of income/bank statement). You may send a copy via email to isp@newhampton.org, or by fax to 001-603-677-3481. 
    5. Please submit a copy of the identification page of your son’s or daughter’s passport. We prefer a color copy. You may send a picture of the identification page via email to isp@newhampton.org, or by fax to 001-603-677-3481. 
  • Additional information

    For more information about obtaining the F-1 Student visa, we advise you to visit the following Web sites:

Learn more about ISP

List of 5 items.

  • ISP FAQs

    Moving to Campus
     
    Upon their acceptance, international students’ files are carefully reviewed to assure the best match with a roommate in a residential house. New international students are typically assigned a roommate whose native language is English, so that they can further improve their vocabulary and conversational skills. Residential house assignments are available only at the time of registration/new international students orientation.
     
    International students, who are transferring to New Hampton School from another school within the U.S. and would like to store some items on our campus prior to their matriculation, can address us with their request via email at isp@newhampton.orgAs we have only very limited storage facilities on campus, new international students are advised to store here only 1 or 2 pieces of luggage/shipping boxes etc.
     
     
     
    Cell Phone Service
     
    International students often purchase a U.S. pre-paid cell phone upon their arrival to New Hampton School. The best wireless signal coverage on our campus is available through Verizon, while other providers’ signal (AT&T & T-Mobile) might be sufficiently strong only at specific parts of our campus.
               
    International students, who plan to bring their own cell phone from home, should have a Quadband cell phone with multiple SIM card slots, or an unlocked CDMA system cell phone. They will be able to purchase a Verizon SIM card and respective service plan upon their arrival.
     
     
    Summer Storage
     
    As New Hampton School campus and its residential houses are used from June to August by various summer programs, all students are asked to vacate their rooms by the time of their departure for summer vacation.
     
    Returning international students can store their belongings in a nearby public storage facility. The cost of this service is covered in the ISP fee and our staff assists students with logistics and transportation.
     
    Each student is responsible for packing their belongings in standard shipping boxes or in plastic storage bins (clearly marked with their full name) and for bringing their belonging to/from the storage facility. As we do not have an opportunity to take an exact inventory of all items stored in individual boxes, there is no insurance available on the stored items. Electronics and musical instruments are not accepted for storage, as the storage facility does not provide a controlled temperature environment.
  • F-1 Non-Immigrant Student Status

    Most international students at New Hampton School study under F-1 non-immigrant student status. The Form I-20 (the document which certifies the eligibility for F-1 Student status) is issued by New Hampton School based on information solicited in our application file. Please refer to the “Application for the Form I-20” available in NHS Online Forms (accessible on myNHS for parents of confirmed students).
     
    To apply for the F-1 visa, international students schedule their visa interviews at the U.S. consulate or embassy in the country of their residence. In addition to the above-mentioned Form I-20, at the time of their visa interview, all applicants for the F-1 visa need to:
    • pay a visa issuance fee ($160),
    • provide proof of funding for the duration of their study in the U.S.,
    • complete on-line the SEVIS Form I-901 and pay the adjacent SEVIS fee ($200)
     
    Although Canadian citizens do not need to apply for F-1 visa, they must still maintain the F-1 non-immigrant student status during their studies in the United States. Therefore they must also obtain the Form I-20 and complete the online Form I-901, along with the submission of the adjacent SEVIS fee payment ($200). Upon their entry to the U.S., students from Canada must present both the Form I-20 and the receipt of payment of the SEVIS I-901 fee. Their passport will be stamped and Form I-94 attached to confirm the F-1 non-immigrant student status.
     
    International students, who are maintaining F-1 student status at the time of their application to New Hampton School, might be eligible for transfer of their SEVIS record. Depending on their situation, they might not need to apply for a new visa and/or pay again the SEVIS I-901 fee. However, they must still complete the Application for the Form I-20, so that New Hampton School can issue a “Transfer-pending” Form I-20.
     
    International students, who are maintaining another non-immigrant status in the U.S. or hold a U. S. passport, should contact our office via email at isp@newhampton.org for advice on the best course of action.
     
  • ISP Vacation Travel Opportunities

    Through each academic year, there are three school organized travel opportunities available for international students. These trips are chaperoned by New Hampton School faculty and designed based on students/parents interest with a primary goal to provide safe, fun and relaxing vacation programs. 
     
    In the past, the travel opportunities included fall and winter long weekend travel to a local vacation resort with a day trip to Boston, Thanksgiving vacation travel to New York City and Boston, as well as winter long weekend ski trip in New England. Upon request, we have also arranged for our international students a Thanksgiving vacation or Spring break study program with an intensive SAT/TOEFL tutorial in Lexington Prep School.
     
    Proposal of detailed itinerary for each trip, pricing, registration documents and registration deadlines are available during September school registration and via electronic mailing throughout the academic year. The cost of each program to the students covers the expenses incurred by respective students, and might vary based on accommodation cost/hotel room occupancy.
     
    To inquire further about vacation travel opportunities, please contact us via email at isp@newhampton.org.
  • Transportation Arrangements

    New Hampton School is located 100 miles (approximately 1 hour 40 minutes) north of Boston Logan International Airport and 55 miles (approximately 53 minutes) north of Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

    Regular shuttles are provided for all students to/from Boston Logan International Airport, Boston South Station, and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on respective travel dates (arrival or departure around our vacation periods). International students can use these regularly scheduled shuttles at no additional cost (this service is included in the ISP fee).
     
    Additionally, to accommodate early morning departures of some international flights, international students can stay an extra night at their residential houses prior to their departure for Thanksgiving vacation, Winter break, Spring break and Summer vacation. Early morning buses are available to Boston Logan International Airport and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport upon advanced signup. To accommodate late evening arrivals of international flights, New Hampton School provides pickup (between 7 PM and 9:30 PM) from Boston Logan International Airport and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport upon advanced signup.
     
    Parents are advised to reserve seats on school provided shuttles well in advance via our on-line travel forms (available on myNHS). For specific travel dates within the current academic year, please refer to the “International Students Travel Calendar” available for download on this web page, and feel free to address us with additional questions about transportation for international students via email at isp@newhampton.org.
     
  • New International Student Orientation

    New International Student (NIS) Orientation is a four/five day program designed to support new international students through their arrival and transition to the first academic semester at New Hampton School. All new international students enrolled in the International Support Program are expected to attend this orientation, as it provides essential information and ensures a smooth transition into the first semester at New Hampton School.
     
    For students arriving to the United States without their parents/guardians, the NIS Orientation begins with a chaperone pick up at Boston Logan International Airport one day prior to the registration date (typically the first Monday in September).
     
    For students arriving to the United States with their parents/guardians the NIS Orientation begins with registration (typically the first Tuesday in September).
     
    Outline of the New International Student Orientation program:
     
    • Chaperone service upon arrival at Boston Logan Int. Airport (upon advanced sign-up)
    • Students’ pick up at respective terminals
    • Overnight accommodation in Boston
    • Transportation to NHS campus

    •  Assistance through registration process

    •  Dorm essentials packet 
    (This package contains all of the basics needed to settle into life in the residential house: mattress pad, pillow, blanket, sheets, bath towels, closet and/or under-bed storage, hamper, security lock box, extension cord and other items.) 

    •  Campus orientation

    •  Introductory informational sessions scheduled over the period of four days
    • Student Life Office and Residential Life
    • Academic Office
    • College Counseling Office
    • Athletics and Co-curricular
    • Academic Research Center, Technology, Project based learning

    •  International student life topics
    • Understanding F-1 status, SAT and TOEFL FAQ, vacation travel, cross-cultural orientation

    •  Bonding and recreational activities

    •  TOEFL ITP (or other) academic placement testing

Find out More

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  • Katerina Farr-Williams 

    Director of International Support Program, Math Faculty
    603-677-3561
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  • Shawndra Kesselring 

    Academic Support Program Faculty
    603-677-3518
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