Webb Intensive English Summer Institute

The Webb School Intensive English Summer Institute is an intensive 4-week English language summer program for students ages 14-18 to study academic English while experiencing American culture and adventure on a beautiful boarding school campus in the rolling hills of Tennessee just outside of Music City, Nashville, TN.  

The Institute offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of English language instruction. The curriculum focuses on integrated coursework in American Culture and intensive language instruction in spoken as well as written English. The program blends academic, practical, and cultural language skills focused on improving pronunciation, listening comprehension, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary expansion.

International Students

Welcome to your home 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, Tennessee, a small, safe town, but is only 50 minutes from Nashville, a major city.

International students provide a vibrant addition to Webb’s student body. Presently, students from 14 countries help make Webb a culturally diverse environment. These students study and live side-by-side with American students, creating a globally aware community that still feels like home.

Meet our International Program Director

Webb understands that international students, thousands of miles from home, need additional support. Daiva Berzinskas, our International Program Director, is the first resource for international students on campus. In addition to teaching ELL classes, a few of the program director’s responsibilities include the coordination of special trips for international students, planning homestays during school breaks, and arranging TOEFL registration and transportation. Moreover, the program director is an invaluable resource for students who have special needs or who may have difficulty transitioning to life at Webb.

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 classes in English conversation, vocabulary, grammar, composition, and literature. International students are placed either in the intermediate or the advanced level according to their ability.

ELL Admissions Placement Criteria
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 and 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.


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Head of School Ray Broadhead and his wife, Webb science teacher Dr. Leone Broadhead, traveled in Asia and visited Webb families, consultants and others. 

Legend Zhou, 12th grade student from Harbin, China, takes a break during a football game.