International students provide a vibrant addition to Webb’s student body. Presently, students from 10 countries help make Webb a culturally diverse environment. These students study and live side-by-side with American students creating a globally aware, yet home-like community.
Webb understands that international students, thousands of miles from home, need additional support. Our international student coordinator works closely with international students as they adjust to Webb’s culture and also helps arrange home stays for school breaks and other needs that come up during the year. International students will also benefit from the academic guidance of their individual advisor. The residential program, led by our residential faculty, provides the structure and personal support students need to excel at Webb. They will also work closely with our college counselor when it is time to apply to a university. Personal relationships are key in our small school setting, and no students benefit more than those far away from home.
Webb is located in the Southeastern United States, an area well known for its friendly people. International students encounter friendly faces from students and faculty on campus as well as from people they meet in nearby towns. Webb is located in Bell Buckle, Tenn., a small, safe town, but is only 50 minutes from Nashville, a major city. Weekend activities take advantage of this location and offer trips for shopping, entertainment, sporting events, and restaurants in Nashville.
International students also take advantage of our small student body by getting involved in athletics, fine arts, or one of our many clubs. They become leaders on campus by taking roles on our student council or becoming prefects for the residential program.
How to Apply
Applying to The Webb School can be done online. We recommend international students to apply by our priority deadline of February 15. Our Notification Date for Priority Applications is March 10.
Please be sure to carefully review our application procedures, or contact the Admis
sions Office for more information at 931-389-6003 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
English Language Learners (ELL) Program
Webb offers an ELL program for international students who are not yet ready to take all of Webb’s mainstream courses. ELL includes a survey course in United States history from early exploration to the present; and classes in English conversation, vocabulary, grammar, composition, and literature. Students in this program attend regular math classes appropriate to their grade levels. ELL students are mainstreamed into regular Webb classes after one or two years of study in the ELL program. There are three levels in our ELL program. International students are placed in the level appropriate to their abilities.
ELL Admissions Placement Guidelines
The Webb School ELL Curriculum
Student Visas (I-20)
International students attend
The Webb School on a F-1 visa. An I-20 will be issued to a student once
the student has been accepted by our admissions committee and has signed the
enrollment contract. as well as paid the initial deposit. International
students will need to provide this I-20, all acceptance paperwork, and
financial evidence that your family can pay the required tuition and fees when
interviewing for your visa.
The U.S. State Department provides more information about
preparing for a visa interview
. We encourage you to
contact the U.S. consulate to schedule a visa interview as soon as you are
accepted and to make sure you have all necessary information.